Installing a Zipper Slider or Puller on a Zipper

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In this short zipper tutorial video, we’re going to show you how to install a zipper slider onto a zipper chain. Whether you are working on a new project or replacing a broken zipper slider on an existing article such as a jacket or canvas project, the process is the same. Watch how simple it is to install a zipper slider or puller on a zipper chain.

There are two types of zipper sliders: locking and non-locking. We show you how to install both types of zipper sliders. A locking zipper slider has a small locking mechanism inside the slider that keeps it in place unless the tab is intentionally pulled. The slider will not move on its own if the zipper tape is forced apart. A non-locking zipper slider does not have a locking mechanism and it will allow the zipper to separate without having the tab pulled. Any force or pressure will pull the zipper teeth apart and move the slider down the zipper chain.

Lastly, the video will show you how to install zipper sliders onto both continuous and finished (jacket style) zippers. A continuous zipper doesn’t have a starter box, zipper stops or a zipper slider. They are a DIY zipper that can be completely customized based on your project needs. A finished zipper includes the starter box, zipper stops and the slider. It’s a completed zipper setup, and finished zippers come in standardized lengths.

There are two ways to install a zipper slider onto a zipper chain, and we show you both ways in our quick how-to video. Watch the video below, and if you have any other questions regarding zippers don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re always happy to assist our customers with all their DIY questions!

And don't forget: Sailrite® is your one-stop shop for all your zipper projects. We sell both finished and continuous zippers as well as the stops, sliders and starter boxes to customize your own zipper application.