A machine to store pressurised air for using pneumatic tools, such as an airgun stapler and blower.
Air gun stapler
A pneumatic stapler with a fine wire staple, used for securing fabrics, linings and foams to wood. The air pressure can be adjusted.
Semi-circular "C" shaped needles used for hidden stitching, attaching springs etc.
Used for removing staples and tacks. Best is the points are thin, and the blades are blunt.
Double ended needle
Used for blind stitching, edge stitching, tufing and buttoning. Is very sharp with points at both ends.
Smaller than T-pins, these are short, sharp pins for attaching light to medium weight fabric.
A long flexible measuring tape using 1.5m to 3m long.
Hot glue gun
Used for attaching decorative gimp braid and trim.
A variety of knives is handy for upholstery work especially when stripping off old fabric, including craft knife, scalpel blades.
A long metal or wooden ruler at least 1m long, used for drawing straight lines on fabrics, foam and linings.
A wide headed hammer made from either a rubber, nylon, wooden or skin.
A long single ended needed used for sewing through thick stuffings or installing buttons.
A metal retractable measuring tape used for general measuring of frames, foam and fabrics.
Used for regulating and manipulating stuffings, holding corners, folding pleats, using flexible metal tack strip etc.
A flat headed chisel used with a mallet for removing old tacks.
Upholsterers will use severall different types of scissors. Fabric shears for cutting material fabric, long bladed scissors for hessian, linings etc, short sharp trimmers for small trimming and release cuts.
A tool for unpicking threads on sewn seams.
Used for sewing seams, covers, piping, cushions.
A plastic paddle shaped tool used to hold and evenly space decorative nails.
An "L" shaped ruler used for squaring up fabric when cutting out.
A special staple removing tool with a clamp for holding onto the staple
Used with or without a mallet for removing old tacks and decorative nails.
Has a magnetic end for placing tacks into position.
Skewers used for holding linings and fabric in place.
A tool for stretching jute webbing when installing.
SHOP FOR UPHOLSTERY TOOLS