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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 776

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  • peggy salvail
    I was thinking more of the press than pliers I guess she is looking for a good inexpensive place to purchase a machine with dies. Thanks Peggy ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 28, 2003
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      I was thinking more of the press than pliers I guess she is looking for a
      good inexpensive place to purchase a machine with dies. Thanks Peggy

      --- Curtis Kidd <gckidd@...> wrote:
      > > From: peggy salvail <psalvail@...>
      > > Subject: Re: *Bleeping* Grommets and the *bleeping*
      > > pliers...
      > >
      > > where did you get these pliers. My daughter is using the
      > > mallet methoid
      > > and all thought she has it down to a science it sounds
      > > like these pliers
      > > would be easier. Tye will set the type with washers
      > > right> not the
      > > cruymmy type availabel at Joannes? take care Peggy
      >
      > Don't let the pliers fool you. Yes, they're easier...but
      > the results are typically atrocious. I would rather set a
      > hundred grommets with a mallet than ten with pliers
      > (besides, with the pliers, you are limited to whatever you
      > can reach from the edge of the material, the mallet allows
      > you to go wherever. Granted, 90 percent of the time you'll
      > only be working around the edges--but that last ten percent
      > is a real bite in the seat when it happens.)
      >
      > The grommet press that someone (sorry, don't recall the
      > name, I was reading fast trying to catch up with two
      > months' worth of back email) mentioned earlier sounds
      > intriguing, as well...if you want to get away from the
      > mallet, go with the press. But I wouldn't recommend the
      > pliers to anyone that I didn't truly despise (and even
      > then, my conscience would give me a hard time about it).
      >
      > =====
      > Curtis Kidd
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