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Please see attached photo. I am wondering what name the metallic rectangular item with the round corners has. Who would stock these items? As the postage to Australia from America is exorbitant, I would like to source one locally, if possible. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Thanks Rahere. I made an Enquiry at Stimpson’s following your reply. A bit shocked to learn of the cost of the hand setting tool. Probably great quality though 

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It was rather more an idea to get you started, in fact. I'd expect someone like someone like Leprovo or JT Batchelors could offer a better price locally to me, but I don't know what shipping costs to you would be like, which is why I was asking what your experience is. Some people do a screw version with a more solid washer plate and very small screws, too, which would avoid a setter: two round punches and cut along a straightedge.

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Thanks Rahere. Those Oblong Eyelets seem to have very limited manufacturers. The Stimson hand setting tool is a bit over USD 1000 and that price sure rocked my socks. I would have to make a number of goods that could use the oblong eyelet to justify it’s purchase. Don’t know if they are made in the Asian market.

I assume you are more UK based as I checked out Leprovo and Batchelor. Could not find anything on Batchelor’s website.

A screw version would be good, but I find it hard to find such an item on the internet. If you or any other members could point me in the right direction, I sure would appreciate it.

Gary

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Batchelors have more business than they know what to deal with, mostly telephone. They don't need the Internet. But USD1000 for a setting tool? Someone's taking the michael. I can't remember where mine came from, but it was a couple of quid.

A quick search threw any number on ebay and etsy, "screw oblong eyelets" - pick your size and finish!

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