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Old 05-17-2014, 04:10 AM
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Need to replace some snaps on my canvas. Antone use this type of tool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-Setter-...96ceb9&vxp=mtr
Old 05-17-2014, 04:20 AM
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I have a set similar to that.Those should be fine.
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I have one of those sanp kits from west marine. The snaps don't last long. Then i got some good stainless steel snaps from sailrite and the tool that comes from west marine won't compress the pin to hold the snap in place
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You might have some problems with that when using on different thickness's of fabric. I say this because neither one of the snap dies pivot. The jaws will not be parallel to each other all the time. I will try to find a photo of the one with a pivoting head. I purchased one from Great Lakes Boat Tops. It cost just a bit more than the ebay one you showed.
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I have been using this one for years. If you already have vise grips this is just the end pieces.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STANDARD-BOA...af2592&vxp=mtr
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I tried the west marine kit and the pliers cracked when I squeezed them. I ended up using them to get the snap set, then had to take some channel locks on the end of them to squeeze it down. I bought the punch style kit that you hit with a hammer and it works great on all snaps. I know it is more of a pain, but it does a nice job and won't break and fits any thickness of material.
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This what we use:

http://www.hooverproducts.com/interest.htm
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Originally Posted by Knot_Enuff View Post
I have been using this one for years. If you already have vise grips this is just the end pieces.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STANDARD-BOA...af2592&vxp=mtr
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After using all that other garbage, and getting aggravated and frustrated, I spent the money on the Hoover. Best money spent in a long time. Bought a real hole punch as well. Can't think of the brand name, but it was not cheap either.

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