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  1. #1
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    DIY boot stretching tool

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    Anyone ever try a machinist jack to bump out a boot ? I have always used a heat gun and something hard and round to do a ghetto stretch but saw this thing. Thinking about making a few wood attachments roughly shaped, tapered and a counter sunk hole to match the diameter of the head on the mini jack. I didn't know if this was already attempted ? Don't mind paying a fitter but hate making multiple visits and seems like lots of them make don't have shit for tools and makes me look like a master fitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnslow View Post
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    Don't mind paying a fitter but hate making multiple visits and seems like lots of them make don't have shit for tools and makes me look like a master fitter.


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    I've seen similar tools in some shops, not going to vouch for it by any means...

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    how do you manipulate the lever arm?
    seems tedious at best

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    Thanks for this, never knew about them. Tedious, but cheap compared to other options.
    Similar idea to this-
    https://www.pugski.com/attachments/9...7b-jpeg.64327/

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    Quote Originally Posted by _______ View Post
    how do you manipulate the lever arm?
    seems tedious at best
    Take it out and use a smaller allen wrench and turn 1/4" turn at a time, I have tiny hands of a 12 yo chinese orphan hand stitching kangaroo leather soccer boots. Truth be told I have no clue since I don't have one in hand. If it's remotely close to working like I think it does this will make it where i never have to go to a boot fitter for a bump. If you start at a point where the jack is fairly flush against the sidewalls of the boot you should only need 2-3 turns at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnfarmer View Post
    Thanks for this, never knew about them. Tedious, but cheap compared to other options.
    Similar idea to this-
    https://www.pugski.com/attachments/9...7b-jpeg.64327/
    Same concept but for $20 I'll try the jack and make a few custom wood stretch molds traced from my foot.

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