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Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/02/2011 19:40:25 MDT Print View

I am wrapping up a poncho project and it calls for snaps.
Metal ones from W*t are coming in at 2.5g each. I will need 6 or 7.
Should I go with plastic? Can they handle the cycles? Thanks.

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/02/2011 20:03:31 MDT Print View

The plastic ones have a surprisingly high holding strength. They are a lot lighter too and also do not get stuck together like the metal ones after sitting in the garage for a year...

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/02/2011 20:30:02 MDT Print View

Many thanks. Off to find plastic.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/02/2011 20:47:01 MDT Print View

KAM Snaps has the snaps and the pliers for a good price

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Re: Re: Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/02/2011 21:27:20 MDT Print View

+1 on plastic and +1 on kamsnaps

http://www.kamsnaps.com/

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Snaps -- Plastic or Metal on 08/03/2011 15:49:33 MDT Print View

Great site -- thank you all.

(edit)
Tool arrived today along with 200 snaps.
Fast shipping. Will run some tests.

Edited by asdzxc57 on 08/17/2011 16:04:36 MDT.