Your Newest Favorite Tool


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Founding Member
Jan 1, 1997
Fort Worth, Texas
We got a new Cassesse underpinner a month or so ago. We liked the old one, but didn't realize how bad it was until it broke and we had to get a new one. The new one is WONDERFUL!
Heck, Jo, it's been so long since I bought any new tools that I don't remember what it's like to be thrilled with one!!

My new boss does have a pneumatic canvas stretcher that, when they told me about it, I laughed thinking that they were trying to pull the <strike>new</strike> old guy's leg. Since my initiation I have used this machine on a weekly basis and it is FAST and accurate at stretching canvases tightly. If one had to stretch more than a couple of canvases a week this is well worth the money.

Tom, which canvas stretcher are you using?
Now that I've got the hang of it, I love my Attach-EZ!
I seem to always hate a new tool until I learn to use it!
Originally posted by FrameMakers:
Tom, which canvas stretcher are you using?
I had to wait until I got to work to look at it.

It is a Tensador II T125 air operated, very simple design but it does the job in a fraction of the time it would take to hand stretch the canvas. And it does a job equal to hand stretching in my opinion once you get used to operating it.

Can I just say all of them? I used to frame with little more than household tools. Now that I got a mat cutter, V nailer, point driver, miter sander, saw........ it is so much more fun.

If I'd be forced to take one machine, it would be the F2200 mat cutter. I liked it when I got it. I love it after I got the stops and clamp lifters. I sell items on eBay and it does double duty cutting up card board for shipping boxes.