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« : March 08, 2012, 05:36:36 PM »

Does anyone know of a heat sealer that would weld 1" nylon webbing to eliminate the need to sew when attaching buckles?
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« #1 : March 08, 2012, 05:50:02 PM »

Your going to think I'm nuts but I'm serious. A blow torch works for me. Turned down low and stand on end, this leaves your hands free to work the nylon.

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« #2 : March 08, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »

I usually use my hot knife to cut the webbing.   If I don't have that available I keep a couple of old Bic lighters in my tool box.  If your cutting lots of webbing a hot knife is the way to go.
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« #3 : March 08, 2012, 07:47:06 PM »

I think if i had a lot of webbing to sew for buckles
i'd buy a box stitch bar tack machine.

 I can't remember ever seeing welded webbing ? there's probably
a good reason for that.

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« #4 : March 08, 2012, 07:55:37 PM »

This is a good place to start:

http://www.louisagreen.com/weldinfo.htm

Webbing can be welded using a standard heat gun and a 1 inch brass rolling rod (or similar) to fuse the two surfaces together while soft.  The results are sometimes inconsistent, and can come out looking ugly even with expensive "pro" equipment: http://www.novaseal.com/heat-sealers/other-sealers/hand-held-pulse-sealer/

http://www.heatsealers.com/c-1385-hand-held-sealers.aspx

For small runs, or low investment, I would look at glue/solvent type solutions instead.

Why do you want to avoid sewing the webbing?
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« #5 : March 08, 2012, 08:06:52 PM »

Now that youy mention it I also hate sewing the straps for tops. ona big boat top i never have them but i have to make theesae litlt boat biminis and you have t0 do it  ::)

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« #6 : March 08, 2012, 09:08:04 PM »

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Why do you want to avoid sewing the webbing?

Because it's time consuming to run stitches on 1" webbing, backtacking and then clipping the excess threads. I thought that a heat sealer would quickly fuse two layers of webbing. The application doesn't require a lot of strength, but I know that fused nylon webbing can be quite strong.
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« #7 : March 08, 2012, 09:56:14 PM »

Fabric rivets or industrial staples would do the job if only limited strength is all that is required.  Probably much faster than glue as well.

Just a thought.
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« #8 : March 09, 2012, 09:41:19 AM »

Fabric rivets or industrial staples would do the job if only limited strength is all that is required.  Probably much faster than glue as well.

Just a thought.

Same theme, snaps ( as joiners not as snaps) / studs !

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« #9 : March 09, 2012, 09:44:05 PM »

DOT fasteners, yep, that could work!
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« #10 : March 10, 2012, 05:28:13 PM »

I have used snaps on webbing, a cap and socket.

 I much prefer sewing them though, a box stitch bar tack machine will do one in about
2 seconds.

http://youtu.be/vv-cyovV_hg

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« #11 : March 12, 2012, 08:55:55 AM »

I have used snaps on webbing, a cap and socket.

 I much prefer sewing them though, a box stitch bar tack machine will do one in about
2 seconds.

http://youtu.be/vv-cyovV_hg

 :o That's a bobbin.

 :P So how many straps would you have to stitch to pay for that then Fragged  ???

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