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Old 12-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Martha Stewart branch punch and McGill pine punch are the same?

Is it just me or are they completely alike?
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It's called pine branch.

I looked up in google and there's another McGill one with a few more "leaves" on the branch, but the one I just purchased on ebay looks the same as the Martha Stewart one. I couldn't find the Martha Stewart one ANYWHERE, but I'm glad I have the exact same thing, haha.
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I have the MS one and my neighbor has the McGill one, so I don't have both in front of me, but we have discussed how the McGill punch is a bit larger than the MS one.
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See, I saw two different McGill ones with the same name. One of the designs looks different from the Martha Stewart one, but the one I have looks completely the same. I mean the "leaves" are in the exact same positions as the Martha Stewart one.

Here is the link for the one that is different punch shape:
http://www.artistsupplysource.com/im...%20copy-05.jpg

This is the one I have:
http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/images...00031604_L.jpg

I wonder if that's copyright infringement from someone's part?
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The three branches are a bit different...primarily in size.
MS punch is 1/2 x 1-1/4 (mine is actually a bit under 5/8 x 1-1/4)
The first one you listed is 13/16 x 1-1/4
The second one you listed is 1 x 1-1/2

Comparing the three images on the punches, the first one you listed, that is punching the purple paper is WAY different from the other two. Lots more spikey things on the branches.

But the MS and the second one you listed has very much the same shape. The McGill has one more spikey thingy, and they are longer...should be since the punch is much larger.
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I went ahead and walked up to my neighbor's house and punched one of her McGill punches. She has the same one that you do, which is the older one. Attached is a punch from each, so that you can see the difference.

Martha's is on the left, McGill is on the right.

Notice the difference between the two punches in the "spikes". Upper left branch on the outside has one less spike on Martha's punch. Otherwise they are very similar in shape. Maybe McGill had to make changes to make it less like the Martha one, since their new one is a lot different.
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I went ahead and walked up to my neighbor's house and punched one of her McGill punches. She has the same one that you do, which is the older one. Attached is a punch from each, so that you can see the difference.

Martha's is on the left, McGill is on the right.

Notice the difference between the two punches in the "spikes". Upper left branch on the outside has one less spike on Martha's punch. Otherwise they are very similar in shape. Maybe McGill had to make changes to make it less like the Martha one, since their new one is a lot different.
Diane, you are such a sweetheart to go nextdoor to do this comparison for OP!!
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I went ahead and walked up to my neighbor's house and punched one of her McGill punches. She has the same one that you do, which is the older one. Attached is a punch from each, so that you can see the difference.

Martha's is on the left, McGill is on the right.

Notice the difference between the two punches in the "spikes". Upper left branch on the outside has one less spike on Martha's punch. Otherwise they are very similar in shape. Maybe McGill had to make changes to make it less like the Martha one, since their new one is a lot different.
Thank you SO much for checking this out for me! You're an absolute doll!
I think they're similar enough for what I want to use the punch, so now I know I won't have to spend $ on the Martha Stewart one.
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Wow.....thank you for the information. I have been looking for the MS pine branch punch and actually ordered it, but it never came and when I inquired, they say they were on backorder. LOL.....I know what that means! So.....McGill it is! Thank you again for the information!
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