removing snaps

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removing snaps

Post by ditto » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:43 pm

Normally I put the snap back in the press and push down really hard till the pointy bit squashes through the outer bit or the outer bit cracks. That works for innies but not outies. Any ideas for removing outies? I'm attacking it with a kitchen knife at the moment :oops:
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Post by TheBean » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:49 pm

I smash them sideways in the press
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Post by ditto » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:50 pm

ah, ta - will try that. Glad someone else does it too!
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Post by ditto » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:57 pm

Now I'm gonna have to ask how do you mend large holes in delicate merino fabric ... got the snaps out, though! Not a mistake I plan to make twice :cry:
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Post by TheBean » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:57 pm

good luck - watch your fingers! :smt023
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Post by TheBean » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:58 pm

ohhh, missed your next post :cry: :cry:
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Post by aylasmummy » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:03 pm

ohhh i was going to post what sarah did about crushing them sideways in the press BUT was also going to say be careful....i learnt the hard way too!I find when you do it you sorta have to make sure the press is only on the snap,not the material aswell and i find the flat die set thingy(the one for the outtie snaps best to do it with,less chance of wrecking the fabric :D

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Post by Cabbettenz » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:15 pm

you can use a small hand drill....and drill out the centre......but watch your fingers....

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Post by Judy » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:20 pm

I find you have to use the die that you put the studs on with (has the outie piece on the die) for getting either the studs or the sockets off with - and use that to try & crush the inner off with - it can be done without damaging the fabric.

Sadly I have become very adapt.
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Post by Casper » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:46 pm

Wow, thanks, the other die to squash it out worked :D I was doing so well, and then realised I'd put the snap on the wrong way around :roll: I'll get there :)
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Post by sable » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:38 pm

Another thing that I've seen suggested is to use a nail punch and hammer to punch the prong back through the male part. I expect it would work rather well; have yet to try it though
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