What is the pull tab on a zipper called?
The zipper slider is the piece that runs up and down the tracks, zipping and unzipping the zipper. We offer replacement zipper pulls for almost every type of zipper. Zipper sliders go by many names and are also known as: zipper pulls, zipper pull tabs, zipper heads, zip pulls, and zip pullers.
Can you replace a slider on a zipper?
When a zipper pull breaks, or the slider simply wears out, you don’t need to replace the entire zipper. Just replace the zipper slider and the stop that keeps it from sliding off. This is a quick repair that can make the difference between a zipper that doesn’t work at all and one that works like it’s brand new.
What does YKK on a zipper mean?
YKK zippers. YKK, it turns out, is a Japanese company. (It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha –far too long to print on a zipper.) It’s got about half of the world’s zipper business. And it has a zipper factory in Macon, Georgia, where they make about 5 million zippers a day.
How do you open a YKK zipper?
This item enables you to quickly open the zipper from the top. By pulling up the slider using a little more pressure than usual, the slider will be disengaged and release from one side of the zipper teeth.
Can you repair a zipper?
Although zippers are an ingenious feat of engineering, they are surprisingly simple to fix as long as you have the right tools. All you need to do is remove the broken zipper slider and replace it using our Zipper Repair Kit, which includes the most common zipper sizes along with all the sewing tools you’ll need.