Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Zipper Fork Trick

If you are having problems putting the slider on your coil zipper, here is a progression of pictures to help you quickly apply the slider onto your tape.

Notice that I took an inexpensive fork & bent it at an angle (just used my fingers). Vise was a .50 garage sale find. Orange clamp is from my local Downtown Ace & it is the $3.00 & 4" long wood clamp.

Pull the tynes of the fork apart so that the zipper head will fit between.  Zipper head is UPSIDE down.  Then the tape is opened about 2" & is UPSIDE down.

Side view……..

Front view……..

1 comment:


This is my first time to your blog and I just ordered from your site, the pulls and zipper chain. I am so happy to have come upon your blog with this tutorial. I've always had problems with getting the pull on so this is just great and just posted at the right time. Thank you very much.