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preferable to having a machine in a shop
if you're trying to do work on a boat cover
or something like that. For grommets
and snaps, the ones we make are modular
so you can take the tools out and replace
them with other tools and use the
same handle and the same base. "
With a manual press, Gentilin notes
OTHER HELPFUL TOOLS
that volume is a limitation. " You can
only stick so many grommets in there, "
he says. " The other limitation is the
size of the grommet. There are manual
presses that can set some pretty large
size grommets, but they are few and far
between and then tend to be so pricey
that it's almost pointless. "
The advantage of automated units is
that they can cut a hole and set a grommet
at the same time in thick material,
regardless of the size of the grommet,
says Gentilin. " Not all of them are
Besides heating-cutting tools and grommet machines, Jay Hanks
of Allerton Harbor Canvas fi nds the following small tools invaluable
on a day-to-day basis:
* A rechargeable electric scissors
used to make clean and
easy cuts on clear windows
* A power nipper for
cutting polycarbonate
* An air supply unit that cools
down the needle when
sewing polycarbonate
* A homemade binder caddy
that eliminates the need to
unwind a spool of binding
(which will otherwise twist)
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