Nov 5, 2008 at 8:10 am #1231898
Anyone know where I can get the small black plastic snaps – "rivet style", not sew-on?
Didn't see them at Quest, OWF, Seattle, or Thru-Hiker.
Thanks.Nov 5, 2008 at 10:45 am #1457677
Try Joanne Fabrics in your local area.Nov 5, 2008 at 11:09 am #1457681
"Try Joanne Fabrics in your local area."
Nope. Not on line…
And my nearest store is 130 miles and 3 hours away….Nov 5, 2008 at 12:23 pm #1457694
@vickrhinesLocale: Central Texas
Forget JoAnn's. they have only sew-on plastic snaps and they are not very good. Their post-snaps are not particularly durable either.Nov 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm #1457705Nov 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm #1457709
Thanks for the link.
I had already scoured those pages.
They are metal, or sew-ons.
No black plastic "rivet type".
Greg.Nov 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm #1457717
Ken T.BPL Member
Are these what you are looking for? http://www.verybaby.com/ccp0-catshow/plastic-snaps-industrial-and-standard.htmlNov 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm #1457721
Colin KrusorBPL Member
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
I've considered using those, too. What kind of setting tool does one need for those? Is a specialized pliers-type tool required?Nov 5, 2008 at 4:20 pm #1457726
Here, search the Snap StoreNov 10, 2008 at 10:51 am #1458364
Bill FornshellBPL Member
@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
I have looked at different products on the market to instal "good" snaps for several years.
I followed the link to the "Very Baby" site.
I called them back when this thread was started.
This morning I got a call back. The tool used to instal the "Very Baby" snaps is a 2 part set of stuff. The snap press is $80 and the 3 dies necessary cost $36 for the set (3). The snaps come in 2 sizes – 10mm and 12-13mm. Each size requires a different set of dies.
Bottom line is $116 for the tools needed to instal the snaps. You need three different pieces to make a set of snaps. 2 – Tops and 1 each for the other 2 parts. To buy 100 sets (min) costs $12.50 and the larger order the cheaper they get.
I ordered a set of samples this morning.Nov 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm #1458377
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> The tool used to instal the "Very Baby" snaps is a 2 part set of stuff. The snap press is $80 and the 3 dies necessary cost $36 for the set (3). The snaps come in 2 sizes – 10mm and 12-13mm. Each size requires a different set of dies.
Yeah, the commercial dies are expensive. I made my own for some plastic snaps and they have worked well:
The die is plastic, and just has a depression the size of the post bit (R). The punches fit inside the centres of the two snap parts (F & M) and have a slight concave depression in the middle, to burr the plastic post over.
CheersJun 26, 2012 at 6:55 am #1890174
@lightwalkerLocale: Boulder, CO
I've ordered black KAMsnaps, for my poncho/tarp. I'm going to try Roger's DIY method and I'll do my best to report back on how it goes. I think I paid like $3 + shipping for 100 snaps. I also bought the cap die (the plastic bit Roger shows) for their pliers, and I'm going to whittle away at a couple nail punches to make the other pieces.Jun 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm #1890311
Tim MarshallBPL Member
KAM snap pliers are much faster than the diy hammer method. Maybe cost $20 but you can use them a long time and when you need to replace parts they have those too. I have a few sets now and we use them daily.
-TimJun 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm #1890330
+1 on KAM Snaps. The tool works very well too.Jun 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm #1890615
Thayne NBPL Member
+1 On Kamsnaps!
A great tool for anyone to have in their arsenal.
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