Leather Working Clicker Press

A clicker press is a tool that applies tremendous force to a small area in order to cut out designs in leather. They fit on a tabletop, have a base, usually several cutting board surfaces, and a lever that drives the press.

Due to leverage, when the lever is pressed by hand, it generates literally tons of force onto a very small area through a die. The dies are metal and pre-formed into a shape. For example a rosette, a shape, or even wallet pieces.

The benefit of a clicker press, with its related dies, is that a specific cut in leather can be done much faster than by hand. They can also effectively cut through thicker leathers with ease. Clicker presses are relatively expensive, though, for the leather worker that is producing similar products in volume, it can certainly help with scale, productivity, and efficiency.