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Where can I find Kydex sheets LOCALLY?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Mason3379, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    As the title says. I am looking for a place where I can buy some Kydex sheets in a variety of colors and I would like to do so locally if at all possible. If none local, where are your favorite online sites with the best selection and prices?
    Any help and suggestions are very much appreciated!
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Talk to TAP Plastics and look in the Portland Yellow pages for Plastic suppliers.
     
  3. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Lots of kydex for sale on ebay at great prices
     
  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Direct from Kydex LLC? Or one of their listed resellers.
     
  5. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've tried and failed before to find locally sourced kydex. TAP plastics did not carry it the two or three times I've called them. The least expensive place that I've ever found kydex sheeting (including shipping costs) was Knifekits.com. I've been making my own kydex holsters and sheathes for about 5 years now and buy almost exclusively from them. Shipping takes a week, sometimes a week and a half. Never had an issue with any of the kydex I've bought from them.

    I picked up my heat guns from Harbor Freight. I use round files and assorted sandpaper grits for polishing/smoothing edges and light shaping - I do the bulk of my shaping (after heat forming) with a dremel, using sanding discs or cutting disks.

    I'd like to eventually put together a kydex press - but I've stuck with hand forming because it works and I can get things just right with it. Leather gloves and wood blocks (and the butt end of an occasional screw driver) are what I use for shaping the hot kydex. Works well, but every piece is a custom piece and takes a couple hours to complete. Not ideal if you're thinking of mass producing something.

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  6. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    View attachment 47181 Tandy Leather in Portland has 12x12 Kydex sheets. Call them for prices. I would build a cheap press for $10 and shave an hour off of yur time if you could figure out how to form the type you make. I used to make kydex holsters till about a year ago in about an hour from start to finish with a press but they were shaped a bit different. Good luck wih your holsters they look really nice!