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Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:26 am
by mwhitt
I've got a wee project in mind and would like to know the differences in sizes between the snaps. I currently only have the 20's in my possession.

Are the 14s too small and fiddly and do they hold as well? I would prefer small but don't want to go too small.

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:28 am
by Natty
Ill measure mine for you shortly, but have you considered getting a green beans snap sample card? They are a great reference, and have all 3 snap sizes on them :D

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:40 am
by mwhitt
Natty wrote:Ill measure mine for you shortly, but have you considered getting a green beans snap sample card? They are a great reference, and have all 3 snap sizes on them :D
Ahhh thank you Nat, I didn't realise the cards had all three sizes on them.

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:45 am
by Natty
mwhitt wrote:
Natty wrote:Ill measure mine for you shortly, but have you considered getting a green beans snap sample card? They are a great reference, and have all 3 snap sizes on them :D
Ahhh thank you Nat, I didn't realise the cards had all three sizes on them.

:D Glad I could help 8-)

Your pull ups are looking great btw 8-)

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:00 am
by mwhitt
Natty wrote:

:D Glad I could help 8-)

Your pull ups are looking great btw 8-)
Thanks ... helps to have a way better sewing machine ... the difference in the sewing is amazing :vibes:

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:06 am
by Tentacles
From memory the 14's and 16's the stud and socket bits are the same sizes it's just the cap that is smaller, it's been a while since I've used the smaller ones though. They are fine for things like clothing etc but I'd not use them on nappies or bibs personally.

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:07 am
by Weezel
The Greenbeans snap card was free the other day, not sure if it still is but worth keeping an eye out on their sales.

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:18 am
by Dunners
I used to have all 3 sizes. I rarely used the 14's & 16's so onsold them. One issue I had with the 14's was the very short prong - I found them unreliable to use because of this. Personally, I wouldn't consider 14's much use at all :oops:

Re: Size of snaps - 14, 16 & 20s

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:14 am
by mwhitt
Dunners wrote:I used to have all 3 sizes. I rarely used the 14's & 16's so onsold them. One issue I had with the 14's was the very short prong - I found them unreliable to use because of this. Personally, I wouldn't consider 14's much use at all :oops:
ah ha thank you ... this helps me heaps - 16s it is :-)