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Tools, tips and tricks

July 1st, 2019 / By: / Advice, Shoptalk

These are submissions to the 2018 and 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference Tools, Tips and Tricks contest.

Tip 1 

Redesigned button die (2019 First-Place Don Racine Award winner)

This tool is a redesigned version of the button die for the Hoover Pres-N-Snap Tool. The problem with the original is that the outside rubber ring gets in the way, and it’s awkward to use. This new design incorporates a small rubber O-ring inside the die, which creates light pressure on the socket and makes it quick and easy to install. The tool makes installing snaps quicker and less difficult. This is a revolutionary new concept made by a small tool and die manufacturer in Wisconsin.

–David Huntington, River Custom Canvas LLC  

To order: http://www.madmandc.com/product/snap-die-for-the-hoover-pres-n-snap/

+1 715 529 0680, Madman Design & Consulting

Tip 2  

Tool to roll up long strips (Second-place 2019 winner)

This power tool is being used to roll up long strips of reinforcing facing.

–Mike Peterson, SugarHouse Awning

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