Screw and Nut Rimless Bracing Plier – Guild Model #1016
Ready. Set. (Don’t) Crack.
“Drill through” rimless eyewear are scary to adjust. If you don’t solidly support the screw/fixture/nut assembly when adjusting the temple or bridge, the lens will crack. With this plier you can fearlessly adjust a screw and nut rimless. Our Delrin plastic jaw has a channel that holds the screw head. The opposing slotted metal jaw securely grips the retaining nut. With the mounting fixture held firmly, you can safely, but cautiously, make your adjustments.
Compression Rimless Compressing / Bracing Plier – Guild Model #1050
Hold me. Hold me tight.
There are two reasons for owning this plier. The compression fixture has to be held rock solid when you need to adjust the temple or bridge. Adjusting the temple or bridge puts pressure on the drilled holes which can crack the lens. There needs to be equal pressure on both sides of the fixture for absolutely safest results. That is why our Delrin plastic jaw, for the minus side of the lens, pivots to match the base curve.
Replacing the compression tubing is the other reason to have this plier. The Delrin plastic jaws are dual grooved to cradle the metal and plastic components, on either axis, for even, consistent pressure to drive the posts into the tubing. Opens extra wide for thick lenses.
"I designed the first (and still the best) plier for working with compression rimless mountings. Basically, everyone else has a less functional knockoff. Our big feature is a pivoting pad. The pad that goes on the minus side of the lens pivots to match the back side base curve. If you are attempting to grasp the fixture to hold it steady while you adjust the temple the entire fixture and lens must be secured. The key is even pressure front to back. As the pads on other pliers don’t pivot, the fixture is only being held at the thickest point on the lens. This makes it much easier to inadvertently crack the lens at the drilled hole."
Rimless Post Pulling Plier – Premium Model #2020
There are two ways to remove the barbed post and tubing on a compression rimless mounting.
You can push it out or pull it out. This plier is for pulling. The ultrafine jaws slip under the fixture and around the posts so you can extract the assembly safely from the lens. Prevents lens breakage that results from attempting to extract the post and tubing using only your fingers.
Compression Rimless Compressing Plier, Laboratory Use – Premium Model #2034
Squeeze me. Harder.
Constructed to withstand the extra hand pressure necessary when assembling compression rimless frames. Stationary super tough Delrin plastic jaws are multi-grooved to cradle the metal and plastic fixtures on either the horizontal or vertical axis, minimizing the risk of slipping and scratching the lens. Comfortable finger-bracing handle is designed for squeezing all day long.
Having to replace the compression tubing on a rimless frame can be a huge chore if you don’t have the proper tools. One particularly tedious step in the process is removing the tubing from around the barbed posts. With this tool you effortlessly cut through the tube without biting into the metal post. The cutting blade gap is adjustable so you set the proper cutting depth. Use the slot in the jaw to remove the cut tube from the post.
"I was working on the Post Pushing Plier #5121F and having to repeatedly remove the plastic from the compression rimless posts. My fingernails lasted about five posts and then I went for the straight edge razor. Scared the heck out of me! All I wanted to do was to safely cut the tube down to the post and strip it off without bleeding or destroying my nails. This tool saves you from all that."
Rimless Tube Refresher #2085
When A Push Pin Simply Won’t Do.
Compression tubing is the building block of rimless eyewear. Prepping the tubing to accept the barbed post is critical for successful assembly. The squeezing action of a tube cutter collapses the end of the tube making it difficult to get the post started.
By inserting the metal point of this tool inside the tube, you re-establish the proper interior dimension making inserting the post easy. 3-1/2" long.
"For years there were two ways to work with semi-rimless nylon cords. The tool with the hook that goes under the cord and hooks it or a piece of firm ribbon to slide under the cord then wrap around and yank. So we combined the best elements into a stiff thin metal wedge that slips under the cord. There is also a groove on the forward lip to grab the cord and pull it out of the groove. We’re not going to win any design awards but folks like it."
Compression Rimless Dual Post Tubing – Pkg of 100 #2216 – #2218
Compression Rimless Single Post Tubing – Pkgs of 100