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Hiker, Stimpson, or Fastsnap Grommet Machine ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Chad., Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Chad.

    Chad. Active Member

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    I need to pick up a grommet machine ... Any opinions on the three listed ? They are all in the same price range ... im just wonder if one is any better than the other ...

    Thanks
    Chad
     
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  2. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Have a Stimpson and just love it - never had a problem . . .

    can't comment on the others . . .
     
  3. Buddy

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    "love it"

    :help:

    How can you love a grommet machine ? :smile:
     
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  4. bob

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    The all do exactly the same thing in exactly the same way. Go for the one you get the best deal on.
     
  5. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    I have a Stimpson, does just fine, but I don't think that it matters which one really.
     
  6. rtallent69

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    Machine

    I use only Stimpson's never any problems
     
  7. myronb

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    We just got a Fasnap machine. Works just fine. I know that you cna only use dies made for each machine, but is there any issue with using, say, stimpson grommets in a fasnap machine? Seems like they should work, but I dunno

    Myron
     
  8. High Octane

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    Stimpson here too...Works great!
     
  9. TLG

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    On my 2nd Fasnap. I liked the ergonomics a little better than Stimson. See if you can try each one to compare.

    Don't think the grommets will interchange. Contact mfr and ask.
     
  10. Gino

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    Fasnap. Has never missed a hole-in-one yet and ours is about 15 years old. Soon time to get a new die.
     
  11. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    Hiker is a bit heavy...but pricing was right for me and works great. Also able to use it with some cheapie grommets I had cases of. Made the investment for me worthwhile. Probably going to get another one soon.
     
  12. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    I have been using a Stimpson for about 3 years now without a problem. I would have no problem purchasing or recommmending another one.
     
  13. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    I cast my vote for Fasnap...performs flawlessly and has a vast array of products that you can use if you get the die set for each one. I don't believe the grommets are interchangeable with the Stimpson so one factor may be whatever grommets your supplier carries.
     
  14. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Too much Infornation ?

    I didn't say I was in love with it . . .

    just that I loved it [how it worked] you know ?

    :U Rock:
     
  15. Rat_Fink

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    I have had good luck with my Stimpson.

    I have an extra die set for a Stimpson if anyone needs one for cheap.

    Mike
     
  16. txsurfer

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    Stimpson, Should last forever.
     
  17. Buddy

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    replicator.....it's too late man....you can't cover it up now. You've been busted brother.....in a full blown love relationship with your grommet machine.

    I don't know but I'll bet that's against the rules at Signs101 !! :Cool 2: LOL
     

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