Where DOT Fasteners are used and how to fit them.
When you throw your leg over a Triumph or fire up a classic MG, Press Studs are involved. Slip behind the wheel of a luxury modern vehicle and the quiet cabin depends on DOT Fasteners. Maybe you have a yacht? Or maybe a dingy or a cruiser? You will use press studs and other fasteners to keep your vessel ship shape.
And a wide range of work wear, military clothing and military kit depends on DOT Fasteners of various types. In fact anywhere you want to fasten fabric to fabric, or leather or sometimes to other materials, DOT Fasteners can be used. And JET PRESS supplies a comprehensive range of fasteners.
On your bike
A lot of motorbike riders wear protective leather jackets and gloves that incorporate Press Studs. Classic biker jackets are not just protective wear, they are fashion items. The Nickel plated Press Studs are an essential part of the look and JET PRESS supplies the leading brands with Press Studs and a range of other fasteners for jackets, gloves and boots.
Classic cars, modern cars & boats
If you like the wind in your hair it’s great to drive a classic convertible or a modern cabriolet with the top down. But a fabric top is less sturdy than wood and metal so hoods and tonneau covers quite often need fixing or replacing, using DOT Fasteners. And many boats have covers and awnings that need similar maintenance. We supply DOT fasteners ideally suited to corrosive environments.
Clothing that works with you
Clothing designed for the work place needs to perform. And there is no more demanding work place than a battlefield. Workwear items like jackets and overalls use Press studs for ease of dressing and undressing and to secure pockets or flaps. You can attach Personal Protection Equipment like helmets and goggles to the person using DOT Fasteners.
How do you fasten a Fabric Fastener?
JET PRESS supply a range of Attaching Tools to fit DOT Fasteners. For the lowest volumes of fastener installation, most of our customers will use a Hand Tool Bed and Punch. Fix the tool holder to a bench then place the bottom tool for the button or eyelet in the holder. Then assemble the parts by hand before using a punch and hammer to fix the parts together. You have to pre-punch the fabric.
An M840 Snapmaster hand press with a top and bottom anvil and a handle will self-pierce most fabrics. Because it’s portable and hand held you can use it for working in restricted places and carrying out repairs.