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Solent Sewing Machines Ltd
Unit 5 & 10 Warrior Business Centre
Fitzherbert Road

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 14:00
Saturday – Sunday: Closed


Please complete the form below, so we can provide quick and efficient service. If this is an urgent matter please contact Customer Support on +44 (0)23 9232 5975.

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We are based on the South coast of England, on the northern outskirts of Portsmouth. We are approximately 100km from Gatwick and Heathrow airports, 80km from Bournemouth airport and 35km from Southampton airport.

The following routes are recommended to reach us by road (not applicable for welding demonstrations):
- From London, Kent, East and North - from the M25 motorway travel South on the A3 / A3(M)
- From the South East (except Kent) - head West on the A27
- From the West - head East on the M27 / A27. 
- From M27 / A27 take the Farlington junction and head north toward Drayton & Farlington. At the traffic light (next to Sainsburys) turn right into Fitzherbert Road. The Warrior Business Centre is on the right hand side, Solent Sewing Machines is in unit 5.

Call us +44 (0)23 9232 5975, Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm, Fri: 9am - 2pm


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Excl. Tax: £79.00 Incl. Tax: £94.80

Stock Available: 6


Full Description

The ClipsShop CSTEP-1 is a reliable, economical, portable, grommet/eyelet hand press for occasional to moderate use. CSTEP-1 is a must-have for anyone who applies grommets on occasion using hand tools and a hammer.

CSTEP-1's quality is well proven to thousands of worldwide CSTEP-1 owners who have been enjoying their user-friendly CSTEP-1 for many decades. Its dependability and affordable price make it the perfect entry-level hand press.

Affordable machine. So affordable, why would you want to use a hammer?
Small and practical machine. Less than 5 kg (10 lbs.) weight and 32 cm (13 inches) in height. Easy to handle and easy to move. Take the machine to the job rather than the job to the machine. Takes up little room on a bench or table.
Interchangeable self piercing dies. All ClipsShop dies up to size #3 and ClipsLed snap dies are compatible with the CSTEP-1 machine. Allows setting many different sizes of grommets by simple die changing process which takes only seconds
Utilizes self piercing grommets. So your hole is cut and set in one operation, saving time and money.
Easy setup & simple to use. Even amateur users can operate this machine easily with very little training.
Free standing or bench mounted. Does NOT need to be fixed in position to operate but can be mounted on bench with screws that come with the machine.
Suitable for applications on various materials. Vinyl, corrugated plastic, other plastics, fabric, poster board and many other substrates.
Strong and durable machine. Lasts for years with little maintenance.

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Lever Length 202 mm 8 inches

Throat Depth (from the center of the die) 45 mm 1 3/4 inches

Applicable Grommet Sizes #3 Long Neck (11.6 mm hole size) and smaller sizes

Net Weight 4.5 kg 10 lbs.

Dimensions (Height*Width*Depth) 320*100*190 mm 12 1/2 * 3 3/2 * 7 1/4 inches



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