The CSTON-1 Grommet Press is the perfect stroking grommet attaching machine for professional use. The CSTON-1 is being used worldwide in numerous industries including signage, tarps, marine, upholstery, military textile, leather wear, and more. The adjustable stroking pressure level makes this ideal for these users, and many more, including those who use a variety of materials. The stroking power is adjusted from the screw system located on the top of the machine.
The CSTON-1 Grommet Press uses self-piercing grommets, eliminating the two-step process of punching a hole and attaching the grommet; instead, both steps are completed with just one pull of the handle. It will handle many sizes of grommets with just a simple die change.
This Grommet Hand Press Machine will provide years of professional performance with it's heavy duty and durable manufacturing. It is so easy to use, that not only is little or no training is required, it can be used by anybody. The CSTON-1 Grommet Press requires minimal hand press power and effort. The required stroking pressure is sourced by the spring system inside the machine, making it very easy for anyone to use. This grommet press machine can be bench mounted, or be used free-standing. It is suitable for a variety of materials including vinyl, corrugated and other plastics, fabric, poster board, foam board and more.
|Name||CSTON-1 Stroking Grommet Press|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||51|
|Dimensions||20.5" x 7.9" x 12.4"|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Defective|
|Size||Throat Depth: 5 ½"|
|Compatible Equipment||Self-Piercing Grommets: #5.5, #3, #2, #1 & smaller sizes|
CSTON-1 Grommet Press Review
by Mallory Morsa
Hi! I am Mallory and I am the editor here at BUY101. I have been with the team since 2008, where I started out as a customer service representative, learning the in's and out's of every product we offer. I then moved into a roll of product management that required even more product research as well as new product training, sharing my extensive product and industry knowledge with our entire BUY101 team, and now, with you in my honest reviews.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The CSTON-1 is an ideal option for anyone who grommets… seriously, I recommend this for everyone who does less than high-production use. Basically, the “stroking” feature makes it so much easier to set grommets through materials of all kinds, that I recommend it even for lower volume users who might not even grommet daily, especially if you work with a variety of materials. Ok, ok… I guess I could say that if you are working with very low volumes and only need to set grommets, say, less than every month on one or two items, or if you do the exact same basic vinyl sign material only, then you could consider the CSTEP-2, but I still greatly prefer this machine over any other less expensive ones. If you need something for more industrial use, consider the CSPIC-2 Pneumatic Grommet Press.
WHAT I LIKE:
A really heavy duty base makes the CSTON-1 very steady on your work table. This strong base is important to prevent lifting when pressing down the handle. And of course, like I mentioned above, the “stroking” feature makes grommet setting very very easy. It is a spring-action that means you don’t have to apply a lot of pressure to the handle to set the grommet… you basically just pull it down to start it and the spring action "pops" it down through your material. The spring loading is also adjustable, so you can set the tension depending on the material type and material thickness you are using, so you can get the perfect set, every time (note: these adjustments are also important to prevent damage to the die and punching bar, so be sure to adjust it before every new material is used, including before your very first use). This means you can do a huge variety of grommet crafts through a huge variety of materials. I also like the blue color of the machine, making it look clean and modern.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Grommet presses are heavy and hard to lift and move around; but this is a good thing, in actuality, since it lends to that really sturdy base I mentioned above. But you may need help placing it on the work bench and moving it, if necessary. You should keep in mind that this hand press can handle only up to a #5.5 grommet, also known as an 11/16” grommet. Though this does allow for the most popular sizes (even as small as #XX00 1/8”), it does limit you from using anything larger than a #5.5 grommet, which excludes the #12 that are most commonly used for curtains.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Grommeting through anything but standard fabrics or vinyl sign materials can be difficult when you have to use only the force of your own arm, but with the CSTON-1 spring-loaded stroking action it is significantly easier. Though built with the quality components for medium to heavy duty workloads, I also recommend this machine for lower volume workloads as well because of the huge benefit of that spring loaded setting feature. That simple feature alone adds huge value to this machine and, to me, makes it worth the additional investment. The fact that it is also adjustable makes it even more valuable, because you can change how powerful and far-down the machine press goes, which ensures that you get a perfectly set grommet, no matter the material you use.