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The Roto Punch claims to be your "complete home mending solution" by punching holes in belts, watch bands, or other straps. It also comes with attachments to easily punch eyelets or snaps to clothing or other materials.

Don Graye offered to help me test this product, because he has a few belts that have become too big.

The tool has five different settings on the head. Once we find the right one, Don is able to muscle the punch through the first belt. It takes two tries and a lot of effort to get the punch the whole way through, but Don is happy with the result.

"Very nice," he said. "It beats driving a nail through the belt the old-fashioned way or a drill and ruining the belt. Actually, I like this."

Next, I rotate it to the smallest setting to make an adjustment on my watch band. It goes through a little easier than the belts for a clean punch. Even the smallest punch is too big for a women's watch band, in my opinion.

I move on to one of the attachments next. The set comes with attachments to punch eyelets and snaps. I could use a snap on the handle of my reusable grocery bag, so I give it a shot.

That feature was not as easy for me as the commercial made it seem. It took me several tries to situate and fasten the snaps, but I was able to get a secure snap on my shopping bag.

Overall, the Roto Punch delivers on the final product, but the process is not nearly as easy as the commercials promise.