What is a web stretcher?
A web stretcher is a hand tool used to stretch out upholstery webbing, (which needs to be pulled tight to give it its elasticity).
A web stretcher can be used by anyone who needs to stretch out upholstery webbing.
There are three versions of the web stretcher: one that uses a dowel to hold webbing in place (a slotted web stretcher) and two which use metal spikes to grip the webbing, (the spiked and gooseneck web stretchers).
For more information, see the page: What are the types of web stretcher?
What is webbing?
Webbing is a material made out of closely woven fabric. As the thin material is woven together so tightly, it is very strong whilst still being lightweight.
Webbing was originally made from cotton but most modern webbing is made from synthetic fibres such as polyester, nylon or polypropylene.
Webbing is used for many things including securing objects to be towed, seatbelts and furniture upholstery which is where the web stretcher is used.