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Zipper starting tool

DeWALT metal
shears attachment

Custom Marine Canvas uses this
tool to start coil or tooth zipper
chains. It was custom made for her
shop by a machinist friend, says
Katie Bradford. The fabricators in
her shop call it " super useful. "

Using this DeWALT® metal shears
attachment to cut polycarbonate " saves
me an unbelievable amount of time, "
says Mike Charlton. " It is a must-have
tool in my shop. It cuts fast, easy and
clean. It cuts tight curves very well. "
Charlton's Marine Canvas
Mike Charlton, owner
Yorktown, Va.

Hoffman Steam Generator,
model ELG 4 steam boiler
This high-pressure steamer
allows Custom Marine Canvas
to steam foam and vinyl. It's a
" huge upgrade for vinyl upholstery, " says Katie Bradford. " Get
the long (10-foot) hose option, "
she advises.
Custom Marine Canvas | Katie Bradford, owner, MFC, IFM
Noank, Conn.

Custom foam cutter
" A must-have in the marine/upholstery industry are foam
cutters, which can be quite costly, " says Kathryn Maisto.
" Many standard cutters have a maximum blade of 12
inches; often band saws are used, but again have a limiting
depth of cut. We so often end up with leftover foams from
jobs and I hate to waste but quite often the foam is not the
proper thickness for the application. Most seat widths start
at 20 inches and I don't like to glue pieces together. We
needed a large foam slicer/saw, which can cost thousands of
dollars; I made one. " Maisto took a band saw blade, which
can be as long as 5 feet, and fabricated a holder for it out
of wood. " The saw works similar to a two-man saw, slicing
through foam to a desired thickness, " she says.
Fairwinds Canvas LLC | Kathryn Maisto, owner
Racine, Wis.

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