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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 09:10:00 MST Print View

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.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 11:45:43 MST Print View

Try Joanne Fabrics in your local area.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 12:09:33 MST Print View

"Try Joanne Fabrics in your local area."

Nope. Not on line...
And my nearest store is 130 miles and 3 hours away....

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 13:23:17 MST Print View

Forget JoAnn's. they have only sew-on plastic snaps and they are not very good. Their post-snaps are not particularly durable either.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 15:29:58 MST Print View

here give it another try

http://www.joann.com/joann/search/search_results.jsp;jsessionid=KL0WTB5BDZETMP4SY5CFAFJ50LD3OUPU?CATID=cat1110&keywords=snaps&_requestid=2815910

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Black Plastic Snap Source? on 11/05/2008 16:00:17 MST Print View

Dan,
Thanks for the link.

I had already scoured those pages.
They are metal, or sew-ons.
No black plastic "rivet type".

Greg.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Black Plastic Snap Source on 11/05/2008 16:40:41 MST Print View

Are these what you are looking for? http://www.verybaby.com/ccp0-catshow/plastic-snaps-industrial-and-standard.html

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
snaps on 11/05/2008 17:09:56 MST Print View

I've considered using those, too. What kind of setting tool does one need for those? Is a specialized pliers-type tool required?

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Black Plastic Snap Source on 11/05/2008 17:20:03 MST Print View

Here, search the Snap Store

http://thesnapstore.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/54?osCsid=1dff5ef9ceb75e5067d5ca53a91ec78e

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Black Plastic Snap Source on 11/10/2008 11:51:32 MST Print View

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.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Black Plastic Snap Source on 11/10/2008 14:19:46 MST Print View

> 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:

Punch and die

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.

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 11/10/2008 14:26:23 MST.

Aaron J
(lightwalker) - F

Locale: Boulder, CO
DIY Snaps on 06/26/2012 07:55:34 MDT Print View

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.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: DIY Snaps on 06/26/2012 14:49:14 MDT Print View

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.

-Tim

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: DIY Snaps on 06/26/2012 16:28:32 MDT Print View

+1 on KAM Snaps. The tool works very well too.

Thayne N
(teethless) - MLife

Locale: SF CA
another on 06/27/2012 15:19:13 MDT Print View

+1 On Kamsnaps!

A great tool for anyone to have in their arsenal.