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Big Mouth Grommet Press

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Stephenedwardgraphic, Aug 17, 2011.

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  2. Jack Knight1979

    Jack Knight1979 Very Active Member

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    I have both.

    I already have a stimpson. AWESOME machine. I've put tens of thousands of grommets through it.

    I have this grommet machine for button snaps. I hate this grommet machine. Go stimpson now. If you buy this. You'll use it once and buy a stimpson any way.
     
  3. Signs 365

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    When it comes to hand presses, Stimpson's are the way to go. I've used others and nothing compares!
     
  4. jmb474

    jmb474 Member

    We have a stimpson and a hiker and both of those work very well.
     
  5. EricRamse

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    Never had a Hiker fail
     
  6. Tom Dalton

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  7. rushworks graphics

    rushworks graphics Very Active Member

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    don't want to be a thread pirate but....... we have a usbanner one and it basically has a very hard time punching through the double folds on the corners, will actually deform the grommets so we have to pry them out and re do it!

    so, avoid usbanner machines! on that note, are the stimpson ones, one press does all? in other words is it a hole punch and grommet all in one? do they have any difficulty going through double folded 13 oz corners at all?
     
  8. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    I can't see that having difficulty punching through a couple layers has much to do with the press itself -- perhaps the gromets you've been ordering are not as sharp as they could be or the piercing ring isn't as heavy as it should be to withstand the force necessary to pierce two or three layers.
     
  9. dsmskyline

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    I use a Hiker hand machine and it has never deformed a grommet on me. Ive put grommets through up to 8 layers of 13oz scrim banner material, 3 and 6mm sintra, gator board.

    Good machine.
     
  10. rushworks graphics

    rushworks graphics Very Active Member

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    i just buy in the standard #2 brass grommets.....so not sure to be honest why it deforms them 9 times out of ten.

    have just wrote us banner an email to see what they suggest.
     
  11. Spud Murphy

    Spud Murphy verboden

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    Your grommets need to have "SP" after the number (self piercing) otherwise you need to use a hole punch.
     
  12. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Same here - good machine.
     
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