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Old 09-03-2013, 10:09   #1
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Canvas snap pliers

I want to get a pair of Canvas snap pliers, anyone have recommendations as far as what holds up and what is a P.O.S.?... and/or good deals out there...
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:52   #2
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

Not cheap, but this will get the job done right:

Pres-N-Snap Installation Tool

You can get grommet dies for them also.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:05   #3
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

The press and snap are great, I go throu about 1 pair a year., Hugo also set a few thousand snaps before they go bad, the shaft wears on the aluminium housing and they begin to stick.. for normal use, they would last alifetime.
Best.price was at perfect fit MC Donald online....
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

Yeah, nice unit, but I wont be doing enough to justify $150. Wondering about the pliars type... tired of trying to align the little punch and die I have....
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

I have tried a bunch of different cheap snap tools. My garbage can is full of them.

You can buy a $20-$30 dollar tool every year for the next 10 years or just spend the money now.

I know its a lot of money, but you will never buy another pair. Just think about all the swearing you will not have to do.
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:37   #6
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

Keep looking. I just bought a Fas-snap benchtop machine off Craigslist for $100. Brand new, came with 11 new dies. The machine and dies are worth about $500.
I tried it with my stock of snaps, and it works fine.
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Re: Canvas snap pliers

I'm in the market for one also. What about this one?

Time Saver Tool Grip Fast Kits
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I'm in the market for one also. What about this one?

Time Saver Tool Grip Fast Kits
Those will drive you crazy. If you do not want to spend the money for a professional tool you are better off with just the plain cup and set type. I know it says not recommended for stainless, but if you are looking to change a snap or two every now and then they will work fine.

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Re: Canvas snap pliers

For an old occassional user, i'm thinking I'll try this one. It self aligns and is cheap.....
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