|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14 x 12 x 3 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Hoover Pres-N-Snap Tool - Complete Kit
|Price:||$139.50 + $16.50 shipping|
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There is no single solution that satisfies all of these! The Press-n-Snap is the best compromise for me. It completely satisifies the well-built criteria. It is cast aluminum, the casting is clean and has good depth and reinforcement to stress areas. It is strong and tolerances appear to be held to a good standard. The throat is as deep as many bench tools. It has leverage of the same type that vice-grips have. Many bench tools have no leverage beyond a long handle, and the vice grip approach lets you adjust both leverage and the fastener closure limit at the same mechanical point. You cannot do that with most other tools. The Press-n-Snap will self-pierce a ligne 24 snap through 8 layers of Sunbrella as easily as 2. As a hand tool, it is portable, of course. There is a huge variety of dies available, but the primary one I would use that is not included in a typical "complete set" sale is the #2 grommet die set. #1 grommet dies are included, but #2 is the most common size used.
There are two compromises for me. The first is that I wound up with two different tools for snaps and small grommets vs. large grommets (talking up to #20 here). While dies for the small stuff are available for the large bench grommet machine, it is not a convenient tool to use for that purpose and the dies are a LOT more expensive. The second is the size of the Press-n-Snap. It is not a small hand tool, and I have small hands. It is a two-handed proposition for me. I was concerned enough about that to put off the purchase for a long time.Read more ›
This tool works great if you know what you're doing. I'm going to explain how to use it for folks that can't seem to understand how the tool works...
1. You put your snap parts into the dies on the tool (it will be obvious which parts go where) and they will be held on by the tool.
2. Punch a hole through the material you're installing the snap on...the hole should only be just big enough for the post to go through. If you're installing onto Nylon, sear the edges of the hole you made so it doesn't fray...
3. Adjust the jaws of the tool with the large screw at the bottom of the handle so that you have resistance from about 1.5" to 2" from being fully closed.
4. Squeeze the jaws completely closed, TIGHTLY.
5. Without letting the tension on the handles out completely, open up the jaws a bit and then screw the screw down again so that you are about 1.5" to 2" away from being completely closed again, just as in step 3...
6. Repeat step 4 again.
Continue steps 3 and 4 until the snap post is rolled over nicely.
The steps are the same for caps and for the sockets.
You're welcome. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Novice had to put in carpet on boat and used this to install snap-ins. After some initial (first 2) challenges based on my own issues, this tool always performed flawlessly and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by LakeMead Jim
This tool is great it's precise and easy. You can't go wrong like you can with a hammer and the little hand toolPublished 15 days ago by Garold L. Brown
Works great on stainless steel snaps. Highly recommend it.Published 21 days ago by Eugene C. Machacek
This tool worked the first time I tried, even with arthritic hands. Saved hours of hammering.Published 25 days ago by The Nana
Best Buy ever, always best to get a professional tool, easy handling, now everything is mended.