Kitebuilder Tools
 

Tools make life easier.  If we use it in our shop for kite building, we offer it to you.  If there was a way we could ship a South Bend Lathe, we would have that here too!


The Engel / HSGM Hot Knife is our favorite tool in the shop.  We use three cutters just about every day and the oldest one has been around since 1989!


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Engel Hot Knife
HSGM Engel Hot Knives, the professionals choice.

 

  Some of the Accessories we carry:

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OPAQUE PROJECTOR & ACCESSORIES: - Low cost way to re-size designs, photos, drawings, art
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CALIPERS - Not sure about the size spar you have or need? Our six inch METAL caliper is the solution...
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SCISSORS - Always keep a good sharp pair of scissors at your side. We carry an all round super thread and fabric scissor as well as the #1 appliqué scissor recommended by Master Kitebuilder, Jose Sainz... and me :)
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SEAM RIPPERS - Used to rip a botched seam. Also, by some, the preferred tool for relief cutting appliqué.
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SPAR SAWS, ELECTRIC & HAND - The best way to cut fiberglass and graphite is by using a saw designed for the purpose. We stock two easy to use models. Always use a protective mask.
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HOT KNIVES, CUTTERS, & BLADES - Using the hot cutter will prevent Ripstop from fraying by sealing the fabric as you cut. In kite building it also comes in handy because the hot cut will "weld" pieces of Ripstop together and prevent them from moving while sewing.
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HOT TACKERS - A hot knife with a "spring tip". The spring remains cool and holds the fabric while the hot tip temporarily fuses the material together.
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TUBING CUTTER - Makes a clean, fast, safe, and square cut on plastic tubing.
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BRUSHES - The most common cause for glue failure is forgetting to clean the inside of a spar or ferrel before applying glue... Use these!
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TONY STICKS This polished aluminum bar makes a great straight edge and is the perfect tool for adding seam allowances.
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TRAMMEL POINTS Did you ever want to make a big circle but could not figure out how to do it? Our trammel points are what you need. Machined in our own shop and designed to fit our Tony Sticks.