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If you want to showcase your special photographs or artwork, you can put ’em in a custom frame — but driving the glazing or framing points that hold the backing in the frame can be a challenge. Hammers are too difficult to swing on frame backs, and framing pliers never seem to push the point the way you want. Fletcher’s FrameMaster eases this frustrating task.

The FrameMaster, similar to a staple gun or a manual brad driver, shoots out of the top of the tool instead of the front. This allows you to press the backing down with the FrameMaster and then pin the backing with a framing or glazing point. The user-friendly tool drives the points just far enough to seat them. You can easily remove them with pliers later if you want to change the picture.

The FrameMaster can handle 3/8″ glazing points and 5/8″ framing ponts.  The spring-loaded bar that presses on the points also indicates how many points you have left in the tool.

The FrameMaster has a street price of $77, but the amount you save by doing your own framing could easily make up for the cost.

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5 Responses to Drive The Point Home With The FrameMaster

  1. Fred says:

    These alls seem to be based on the old Red Devil Glazier’s point driving tool.

    Fletcher-Terry also makes manual tools to push (09-515) and pull (09-517)

    Logan also make some similar tools:

    http://www.logangraphic.com/products/framingtools/

    An Austrailian company- Frameco offers som different approaches.

  2. BC says:

    I use glazier’s points like these, in exactly the manner shown in the photo… Push or tap them in with a big slotted screwdriver, and they go in quite easily.

  3. BC says:

    I use glazier’s points like these, in exactly the manner shown in the photo… Push or tap them in with a big slotted screwdriver, and they go in quite easily.

    Oops… left out the website: http://www.fixaframe.com.au/webgraphics/glazpts2.jpg

  4. Michael says:

    I got something like this for $20 from Harbor Freight, although they call it a “picture frame tab gun”. It looks like Lee Valley sells the same one but for a little more money and without the included points. I’m satisfied with mine. It was the right price point for the occasional frame-maker in me.

  5. ambush27 says:

    They make a special hammer called a glaziers hammer, its flat on the side so you can slide it along the frame to hit the point.

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