Pinning


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Pinning is a fundamental installation technique, headless pins being used to secure small objects on slanted or vertical surfaces, to stabilize objects with irregular bases or high centers of gravity, to prevent objects from "walking" because of background vibration, or as place markers to insure that pieces are reinstalled correctly after temporary removal.  For accuracy and control in pinning, we offer our customized pinning pliers, along with forming pliers and chain-nose pliers to help in shaping the pins.  Because you might need to drill holes for your pins, we offer tiny drill bits, color-coded to match our stainless steel pins, along with heat-shrink tubing for when protective padding is required.

Headless Stainless Steel Pins


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Boy, when it came to stainless steel pins, we got so tired of nipping the heads off dressmakers' and insect pins and then filing the ends smooth before use… we went out and had these pins made for us. They are solid stainless steel, not plated, tumbled to remove burrs and rough edges. The sizes are useful for a wide variety of objects and display situations.

Sold in bags of 100 pins.

Headless Stainless Steel Pins

Boy, when it came to stainless steel pins, we got so tired of nipping the heads off dressmakers' and insect pins and then filing the ends smooth before use… we went out and had these pins made for us. They are solid stainless steel, not plated, tumbled to remove burrs and rough edges. The sizes are useful for a wide variety of objects and display situations.

Sold in bags of 100 pins.

Tiny Drill Bits


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You will need to drill holes for your pins if you are pinning into materials such as plywood, masonite, Formica or plexiglas. We have two sizes of drill bit for each diameter of our pins. The "drop fit" bits are the same diameter as the pin, for making holes in very hard materials and in situations where you want a pin to be slightly looser, say for easy release when "locking" and "unlocking" objects. The "tight fit" bits are for drilling into medium hard materials such as plywood so that the pin fits tightly into the hole and stays at the required depth.

Bits are sold in packages of 6, and are color-coded to match pin sizes.

Remember that these are very small drill bits. They can break easily when torqued or bent. Be sure to order extras if you are on installation.

Tiny Drill Bits

You will need to drill holes for your pins if you are pinning into materials such as plywood, masonite, Formica or plexiglas. We have two sizes of drill bit for each diameter of our pins. The "drop fit" bits are the same diameter as the pin, for making holes in very hard materials and in situations where you want a pin to be slightly looser, say for easy release when "locking" and "unlocking" objects. The "tight fit" bits are for drilling into medium hard materials such as plywood so that the pin fits tightly into the hole and stays at the required depth.

Bits are sold in packages of 6, and are color-coded to match pin sizes.

Remember that these are very small drill bits. They can break easily when torqued or bent. Be sure to order extras if you are on installation.

Drill Gauges


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We use these gauges to size the brass stem of the mount before we drill into the case for installation. For a tight fit, choose a drill bit one size smaller than the stem diameter; for an easy fit, choose the same size.

Drill Gauges

We use these gauges to size the brass stem of the mount before we drill into the case for installation. For a tight fit, choose a drill bit one size smaller than the stem diameter; for an easy fit, choose the same size.

Pinning Pliers


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We've had made what we consider to be the easiest to use and most versatile of pinning pliers, a copy of the customized ones that we've used for over 30 years. These pliers have a groove across one jaw for a firm grip on pins and a curved nose to provide a fulcrum for leverage. Made for us in Germany.

Of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles, 5-1/8" long.

Pinning Pliers

We've had made what we consider to be the easiest to use and most versatile of pinning pliers, a copy of the customized ones that we've used for over 30 years. These pliers have a groove across one jaw for a firm grip on pins and a curved nose to provide a fulcrum for leverage. Made for us in Germany.

Of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles, 5-1/8" long.

Chain Nose Pliers


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The chain nose plier has short round jaws which are good for making a range of angled bends. They are made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Chain Nose Pliers

The chain nose plier has short round jaws which are good for making a range of angled bends. They are made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Forming Pliers


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We're very happy to announce that the forming pliers are back! Here's our old favorite back, fresh off the boat from Germany, with jaws shaped to our specifications. One jaw is flat, one is round. We use them all the time to make either sharply angled or curved bends, as needed. Made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Forming Pliers

We're very happy to announce that the forming pliers are back! Here's our old favorite back, fresh off the boat from Germany, with jaws shaped to our specifications. One jaw is flat, one is round. We use them all the time to make either sharply angled or curved bends, as needed. Made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Teflon TFE 4:1 Heat-shrink Tubing


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This Teflon has a four-to-one heat shrink ratio allowing our one size of tubing to be used for all sizes of our stainless steel pins. The Teflon is slippery enough to get around the bends in your pins yet holds well when shrunk. It shrinks with a heat gun at about 650°F/350°C.

Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

Teflon TFE 4:1 Heat-shrink Tubing

This Teflon has a four-to-one heat shrink ratio allowing our one size of tubing to be used for all sizes of our stainless steel pins. The Teflon is slippery enough to get around the bends in your pins yet holds well when shrunk. It shrinks with a heat gun at about 650°F/350°C.

Sold in 12" lengths, 6 lengths per pack.

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