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I have a garden-variety desk/office single hole-punch. The kind you squeeze to punch holes in notebook paper. Makes the typical ~3/16" hole. Then, I use it to "nibble" the rest out for larger holes. When they're new and sharp, they work great. They'll cut very fine little crescent-moon-shaped slivers. After a while they get dull, but for $1.49 at the drugstore, I get a new one. Works for normal thin gaskets up to ~1/8" thick rubber and cork.

The only drawback is that they have limited "depth". Can't reach a hole too far from the edge. Fortunately for 99% of gaskets (case covers, etc) the holes are right at the edge anyway.
 

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Here's MY tip... Buy a complete gasket set..... Keep IT/THEM for references, and USE self-cut tracings on the bikes...When your bike needs another gasket...Trace the "real" one and cut it out......Works for everything EXCEPT head gaskets......WAY easier than trying to accurately "size" a scan.......
 
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