Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, points and point drivers are valuable tools when it comes to framing. United Manufacturers Supplies has a full inventory of point drivers, flexible and rigid points, wax-free glazier points and everything else you need to secure the contents within a frame and give your framing a professional touch.
What Are Point Drivers?
A point driver is just one tool that can be used to install secure points to keep the contents of a frame in place. This process is sometimes called frame fitting.
A typical frame might include several layers of content — for example, a stack of glass, matboard, foamboard, and art or a photograph. Frame fitting is essential to keep all the contents in place for a professional finish.
A pneumatic point driver uses air under pressure to securely drive points into materials for framing. Manual models use spring-loaded pressure, adjustable using the tension knob.
Point drivers are magazine loaded, meaning that you load an entire stack of points into the driver at once. One point is driven each time the trigger is pulled, and the next point immediately moves forward to its place in the magazine. For this reason, point drivers are extremely fast and efficient — especially if you are working on multiple frames.
You can fill a point driving tool with flexible or rigid points for any framing project.
What Are Point Drivers Used For?
Point drivers and points are used to secure the contents of a frame. They are especially helpful when putting mats and photos in poly or wooden picture frames because they can be adjusted for all types of wood and poly.
Using a point driver allows you to effortlessly give frames a polished, professional finish. A point driver is an excellent framing tool to invest in, whether you are a first-time framer or an industry veteran.
Types of Points
Our inventory includes two types of points: rigid and flexible. The best type of point for you depends on the type of framing project you're working on.
As the name suggests, rigid points are intended for permanent installation. Flexible points — also known as flexi points — are better for temporary framing projects. They can be bent over and over so that the contents of the frame can be changed at will.
United Manufacturers offers points in a variety of quantities and configurations to suit various project requirements.
Benefits of Using Point Drivers for Framing
There are several benefits to using point drivers, including:
- Efficiency. In a matter of seconds using a point driver, you can do the same amount of work that could take several minutes if you were manually installing points, brads or staples.
- Accuracy. A driver can easily secure points in very narrow spaces.
- Versatility. You can adjust the tension to get the right drive strength to penetrate all woods and extruded polystyrene moldings, no matter how hard or soft.
Why Should I Buy From United Manufacturers Supplies?
United Manufacturers Supplies is a one-stop shop for framing hardware and supplies. Whether you need tools for your professional framing shop or supplies to make a few frames in your own home, we've got you covered — we have over 2000 products in our inventory, and we add more every day!
While we have a vast inventory, we are still a family-owned business with a personal touch. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information about our products or to request a free quote. Give us a call at (800) 795-1589 or contact us
For better prices, better service and better selection, count on United Manufacturers Supplies for your framing needs.