Press stud pliers

Keith-i

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I've made up various canvas bits over the years for the boat and have used the small metal pin and a hammer to fix the press-studs into position. However, this has never really been very satisfactory and I would like to buy a proper pair of pliers for the job so they stay put a bit longer. Is there any make or model I should be looking for? Happy to pay decent money for decent tools.
 

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I've made up various canvas bits over the years for the boat and have used the small metal pin and a hammer to fix the press-studs into position. However, this has never really been very satisfactory and I would like to buy a proper pair of pliers for the job so they stay put a bit longer. Is there any make or model I should be looking for? Happy to pay decent money for decent tools.

Not done press studs but I always get a sail maker to do eyelets for me. The 'proper' press tool is literally hundreds. And the dies are extra.

Though on the subject of eyelets (thread drift!) if you're using them to stretch out canvas a tape loop is easier to DIY and stronger.
 

Alpha22

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It's taken me hours to find this..... but I knew I saw it a few weeks ago.....

The tool is £150, but you can hire one..... mail order.

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http://www.jclarkemarine.com/collec...nal-button-tool-sets-snaps-snap-fastener-tool
 

Keith-i

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Much appreciated Alpha22, I shall look into that. It looks pretty reliable and powerful.
 

JClarkes

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Hey Alpha22 thanks for the recommendation.

I am working on SEO on my website to make things like this easier to find. Just taking a lot of time and money.

Yes, this is the tool most professionals would use. I happen to hire them out if needs be. I understand most end user who want to fit a few snap fasteners will not want to pay full price for one so I have a hire service.

This machine cuts the hole and crimps the cap with the socket all in one move.
 

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Not done press studs but I always get a sail maker to do eyelets for me. The 'proper' press tool is literally hundreds. And the dies are extra.

Though on the subject of eyelets (thread drift!) if you're using them to stretch out canvas a tape loop is easier to DIY and stronger.

Usually retails around £200-£250 in the UK with the cap, socket, post, stud and eyelet dies.
I sell for £150 for the Snap fastener dies (Cap, socket, post and stud) No 10mm eyelet die although I have them spare. Just feel as tho not many need it so no point charging for it also.

I have a small guide to fasteners I wrote not so long ago.

Still just completing it but the essential fasteners are there.

http://www.jclarkemarine.com/blogs/news/17505296-a-guide-to-canopy-fasteners
 
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