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    Hi,
    As I am now the proud owner of a hand setting tool for eyelets (God help me!), I just wondered if anyone knows of any instructional videos or image links available to view, so that I can start to use it with confidence. Written instructions are supplied with the tools but thye are basic and theres nothing like a visual prompt. I covet the eyelet press but pennies wanted allow at the moment. Many thanks C.

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    Re: Eyelet hand setting tool

    Found this on Youtube

    Last edited by Schuhby; 3rd May 2011, 13:24.
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    • #3
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      Wow thank you. You are a better woman than I. Looks like I'll have biceps of steel soon!
      C

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      • #4
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        Sounds like a wonderful tool for someone like me who just has occassional curtain making jobs. I wonder how many thicknesses it will go through.

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        • #5
          Re: Eyelet hand setting tool

          Call me a wimp but I think I'd get a quote from one of the members with a press........

          If you search for eyelet service there are people in most areas including the West and South of Ireland.
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          • #6
            Have you had any luck with this, as I am thinking of getting one myself? How do you work out how much space to leave between eyelet? D x

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            • #7
              Where do we get one of these tools, never seen them

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              • #8
                Take a look at Merrick & Day, or Atwells they both have eyelet tools on their websites.
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                • #9
                  Hi All,
                  I too have been considering this. They work in exactly the same way as the small eyelets you can buy in any haberdashery shop. I have used these small ones fairly successfully, (for example to fix a lightweight shade over gazebos, and 'sail-like curtains'). BUT I I have damaged a number of eyelets by being too over-zealous with the mallet, (they almost turn inside out!), and once inserted are virtually impossible to remove. I'd be interested how reliable this is. A pair of silk interlined curtains would make me very nervous. I'd also be interested in any feeback.
                  Thanks,
                  Sue

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                  • #10
                    Re: Eyelet hand setting tool

                    Has anyone had any success with the eyelet hand setting tool?
                    I've just moved house, also my daughter has so plenty of curtains to make. My hubby is happy for me to get one of the press's from Hanolex but saw the hand press's which are much cheaper but just wondered if they were any good

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                    • #11
                      Re: Eyelet hand setting tool

                      I have read that even the best hand setting tools can be hard work - best with the specialist hammer (about £15??) and takes about 10 good whacks per eyelet, not sure how many to cut the hole.

                      Do take a look at Hanolex - a fellow member recommended them to me and they have an online shop for the press and eyelets.
                      Louise


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