Janesville Tool Arbor Presses Make Kydex Applications Easy
Setting Rivets & Eyelets in Kydex Holsters & Sheaths
Kydex is a line of thermoplastic acrylic-polyvinyl chloride used for aircraft bulkheads, firearm holsters, sheaths, knives, and more. If you're working with Kydex, you're probably fastening pieces together with eyelets and rivets. The rigidity and formability of Kydex make it great for this highly-customizable work, but a great deal of time and skill is needed for professional results. A Janesville Tool Arbor Press is a huge time saver for manufacturing Kydex products.
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Characteristics of Kydex include:
- High durability
- Better retention than injection-molded parts
- Scratch and crack resistant
If you're working on a budget, you've probably considered a mallet or even a bench vise for riveting Kydex. Under perfect conditions with a lot of practice, your results will be semi-professional at best. If you're using a hammer and you don't swing hard enough, your rivets will be loose. Hammer too hard and you just damaged the finished side of the rivet. If you're using a bench vise, you're at high risk of ruining your project or damaging your equipment.
After the initial investment, a manual arbor press saves you time and money while delivering superior results. Little pressure is required for consistently neat rivet, eyelet and snap flaring on Kydex materials. No messy glue, no tired muscles and no damaged equipment are required to properly roll fasten Kydex rivets for your knife sheath, firearm holster and more.
Shop precision arbor presses:
- 1/8 ton arbor press machines
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Kydex is great for:
- Knife Sheaths
- Firearm Holsters
- Truck Fenders
- Motor Covers
- Safety Helmets
- Air Exhaust Systems
Kydex is easy to form with an arbor press
Whether you create Kydex holsters and sheaths as a hobby or run a business, an arbor press from Janesville Tool creates a high-quality finish every time. Our experts can customize any arbor press to match your needs. Explore our entire range of die cutting sets and components that can be used for Kydex manufacturing.
JT&M Arbor Presses for Other Applications:
- Guitar Fretting and Lutherie
- Die Cutting
- Clean Room Applications
- Insertion & Press Fitting
- PEM Nuts
- Grommets & Eyeletes
- Press-Fit Bearings