Framer's Point Drivers & Accessories
"After a mat cutter, the most important tool in picture framing is a point driver. The majority of picture frames are made of wood and most wood picture frames come with no provision to hold the contents in the frame. In these cases, the framer must provide the means, and the most popular means of doing so is by using metal tabs called points." says Malcom Logan
"Points are pushed, squeezed or driven into the inside wall of the frame recess with a tool designed for the purpose. Inexpensive tools for pushing or squeezing points can be clumsy and time-consuming. What's more, they can be ineffective should the frame be made of a hard wood like oak or maple. In all cases, point drivers are preferred."
Logan Dual-Drive Point Driver
The Logan Dual-Drive Point Driver is so versitile it can use rigid or flex points! Drive points into either soft or hard wood moulding to secure artwork, backing board, and glass into the frame. All metal construction.
For best results push the nose up to the inside of the picture frame and squeeze the trigger. It is advised not to angle the Dual-Drive Point Driver downwards as this may cause pinching of the materials within the picture frame. You can adjust the tension for various types of wood.
"The Fletcher FrameMaster Point Driver is a fine tool with good action in the hand and the ability to drive points into hard wood or soft wood. However, it only drives rigid points. To drive the more flexible points that are used in gift frames you must buy a separate Fletcher Point Driver designed specifically for that purpose."