Shoemaking Hand Tools

Shoemaking Hand Tools

Here we are going to look at shoemaking hand tools you will need for any DIY leather shoe projects.  These are the shoe making tools you will find in any shoe repair or hand made shoe shop.  Of course we can also call these cobblers tools.  While you will have a hard time finding these tools in your local Home Depot they can all be found on line.

13Pcs Leather Craft Hand Stitching Sewing Tool Thread Awl Waxed Thimble Kit:
$11.09 on Amazon.com

13Pcs Leather Craft shoemaking hand tools
Stitching Sewing Tool Thread Awl Waxed Thimble Kit:
1Pc x black pressure cloth tooth distance of 4 mm 1Pc x log pressure cloth tooth distance of 2 mm 1Pc x solid wood awl
1Pc x straight head awl 1Pc x hook the awl 1Pc x Grooving device 1Pc x hollow awl 1Pc x beeswax
1Pc x thimble 1Pc x leather needle 1Pc x ecru flat wax rope 1Pc x black flat wax rope
1Pc x coffee flat wax rope 1Pc x scissors

Cobbler Pliers
$15.99 on Amazon.com


Lasting Pliers:  This is the classic shoemaking hand tool.
Made of branded steel. Rust, high hardness, not easy to scratch.
Size: Length 20.5cm; Height 1.7cm
Package includeds :1 x Pincer

Hand Tools for Shoemaking
$64.95 on Amazon.com

Lasting Pliers:  Shoe lasting pliers shoe lasting pincers are a very praticle tool.  The pliers grasp the shoe material while the hooked end lets you lever and roll the material down onto the lasting board.  Then without having to change tools the material and or a lasting tack can be hammered in. While they look very wicked shoe lasting pliers are very common in both production shoe factories and hand made shoe shops.

$49.95 on  Amazon.com

Cobblers Shoe Hammer:  For shoemaking a good hammer is a must.  To drive tacks and nails for lasting and seating heels a cobblers hammer is the tool of choice.

$34.95 on Amazon.com

French Shoe Hammer:  The flat smooth face of the French shoe hammer is designed to flatten seams and stitching.  Even careful handling will leave some humps and bumps.  The french shoe hammer and some gentle work will make seams flat and even.

$35.50 on Amazon.com

Shoe Makers Tool Kit:

Steel Cutter
Iron Pliers
Brass Handle Awl
Scissors
Hammer
Punches (1.5MM,2.5MM)
Rasp Tool

$35.90 on Amazon.com

Eyelet setter:  To set lace and vent eyelets you will need a punch and setter.  In the factory they will have a hydraulic press but at home a hand setter will work.

$9.03 on Amazon.com

Awl Leather Punch:  For punching holes and marking leather you will need an awl.

$8.80 0n Amazon.com

Spacer Embossing System:  This handy tool allows you to evenly mark stitch locations.  Once marked the leather can be punched and sewn.

$2.65 on Amazon.com

Leather Edge Skiving Tools:   To trim and refine leather edges a skiving tool is a must.  Used to remove any rough edges these tools you will find these tools in every leather works tool box.

Basic Hand Stiching Leathercraft Set (12 Items):
$27.39 on Amazon.com


Basic Hand Stiching Leathercraft Set (12 Items):
1 Adjustable Leather Edge Stitching Groover Tool(1mm ) 1 Edge Beveler No.2(1.0mm) 1 Pro Stitching Grooving & Edge Beveler Tool (1mm ) 1 Pro Leather Edge Edger Beveler Skiving Tool
1 Adjustable Edge Creaser up to 1.5cm 1 Japanese Style Skiving Knife 1 Wood Multi-Size Edge Slicker 1 Skiving Tool+10 Replacement Blades
1 Multi-Size Hole Punch1.5mm/2mm/2.5mm/3mm/3.5mm/4mm 1 Awl 2 Leather-craft

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