Molding & Trim Installation
The Powr-Press was originally conceived and designed by Wood's Powr Grip® to provide a fully adjustable, hands-free tool with strong hold-down action for automotive side moldings, glue-on windshield moldings and body emblems. It assists automotive body repair specialists and hobbyists by keeping parts in place without having to hold them manually or to apply masking tape while adhesive is drying.
The heart of the Powr-Press is a WPG vacuum cup, which brings the whole apparatus together and holds it in place: The accessory comes standard on our TL3PWP and LJ45PWP vacuum cups; and it can also be added to many other 3" [8 cm] or 4-1/2" [11 cm] Powr-Grip vacuum mounting cups. These vacuum mounts can be attached to any smooth, nonporous surface, whether flat or somewhat curved. Unlike other suction cups, WPG pump-style vacuum cups will not mark or damage most surfaces. They also feature vastly superior holding power and a red-line vacuum indicator, to warn you of any significant vacuum loss.
A stainless steel bracket is fastened to the top of the Powr-Grip vacuum cup with the aid of an adjustment knob, which enables the bracket to slide or swivel as necessary to hold a part in position. Each end of the bracket is equipped with a 3" [8 cm] threaded screw with an adjustment knob on top and a swiveling pressure foot on the bottom. Once the WPG vacuum cup has been secured to the surface, the bracket can be swung into its holding position. The adjustment screws are then turned to apply the desired amount of pressure without marking or damaging surfaces. In this way, the Powr-Press attaches quickly and provides a firm, reliable, non-slip grip.