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Specialized tooling for hat-makers

JW Custom hats is the premier maker and distributor for your hat making needs. We offer a variety of tools designed to take your business to the next level. Our tools are made to order unless you are interested in our vintage collection of Flanges, Flange Stands and Hat Blocks.

See our extensive collection below and contact us for ordering

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Enhance your hatmaking artistry with the Vintage 3306 Band Tracker, a specialized tool designed for the precise measurement and placement of hatbands. This classic, beautifully crafted instrument combines functionality with a touch of nostalgia, ensuring your hat designs are executed with both precision and style, perfect for both seasoned milliners and hobbyists.

A precision tool designed to seamlessly shape and trim hat brims with classic style and unmatched accuracy. Crafted from durable brass, this heirloom-quality cutter combines traditional craftsmanship with functionality.

This vintage crown and brim shaper molds the perfect brim. Comes with 5 molds.

A vintage flange iron designed to iron the crown of a hat after stretching and shaping, ensuring the felt is conforming completely to the shape if the hat block, as well as removing excess moisture from the felt after steaming and increasing the density of the felt.

The flange stand is designed to provide space and protection for the crown when using a sandbagger and flange. An essential for any hatter using a sandbagger. Please call for current availability.

Used to shape the brim of a hat into a gentle upwards curve, use this steamer along with the flanges and flange stand to shape the perfect brim.

*Priced per flange. sold in sets only.
Used to shape the brim of a hat into a gentle upwards curve, these flanges are of the highest quality and come in a variety of sized ranging from 6 ⅝ to 8. Please call for current availability.

Add a touch of vintage charm to your hatmaking with our Green & Gray Brim Pouncer, an essential tool for achieving a flawlessly smooth finish on hat brims. This classic, handcrafted pouncer, featuring a unique green and gray color scheme, is perfect for both professional milliners and enthusiasts seeking to infuse traditional elegance into their creations.

*Priced per block. sold in sets only.

These beautifully aged wooden blocks, essential for shaping and molding a variety of hat styles, are not only functional tools but also captivating pieces of history for both professional hatmakers and vintage enthusiasts.

Royal vintage prim pouncer with red stand.

Vintage Sweatband Initial Puncher without Stand (show with stand. This product does not include stand.)

Sweatband Initial Puncher with Stand. (Shown with stand)

Return Policy

JW Custom Hats stands behind the quality of everything we sell and we want you to be happy. We are committed to the hat you designed to truly be “Your Hat, Your Fit, Your Style!”

Custom Hats:  Since our hats are specifically made for each customer, we are unable to provide refunds. If a hat does not fit properly, we are happy to adjust the size, call us at 801-977-0676 to discuss our options. You must contact us within 14 days of receiving your hat. If needed, we will issue a Return Hat Authorization Number (RHA#). 

Once you have received your RHA# your custom hat must be returned for adjustments in the original JW Custom Hats box in the same condition you received it in.  It must be returned within 20 days from the date you received the hat.  Please include the RHA# on the outside of the box and a copy of the packing slip or invoice.  We HIGHLY recommend that you insure and track your package. We are not responsible for any packages that are lost in shipping and can only help if you provide a tracking number.  We do not accept C.O.D. packages.

Upon inspection of the hat we will contact you.  Please allow 2-3 weeks to process the hat.

“Right off the Rack” Hats:  All sales are final (Original and Sale priced)


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