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WEST MARINE 49-Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool

Model # 8679888Mfg # KP7260W

$26.99

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Product Description

Contains 10 sets of Button Sockets with 1/4" Barrel, 10 sets of Button Studs for 1/4" Barrel, seven Button Studs with #8 x 5/8" Tapping Screw, Punch Tool and Base. Nickle-plated brass.

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West Marine49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool
 
2.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        1.0

        DO NOT PURCHASE THIS KIT!!!!!!!!!

        By Gonfshn

        from Carrollton, GA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Easy to Install

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Snaps Are Very Weak
        • Snaps Do Not Hold
        • Snaps Do Not Work As Inte

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about 49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool:

        Had I read the reviews before buying this snap kit I would not have made the purchase from West Marine. I bought this snap kit to use on my 145 Scout. I needed to hold a small seat cushion behind the console to replace the much longer cushion. The cushion measures approximately 12 x 16 inches and is held in place by 3 snaps on either side, for a total of 6. The snap kit comes with zero instructions, but was easy enough to figure out installation. The male portion of the snaps seemed durable and screwed down firmly. The female buttons seemed very thin and cheaply made. It only took about 20 minutes to get the snaps in place. Once I attached the cushion I was immediately concerned with how easy the snaps were to attach and separate. They did not require nearly the same effort the existing snaps required. I did not trust them to hold the cushion while trailering the boat and put the cushion in the truck until on the water. While fishing on the rear deck I accidentally brushed the cushion a glancing blow with my foot and all six snaps separated and the cushion was unattached. I may end up replacing them again, or perhaps use epoxy or silicone to hold the snaps more firmly in place. These snaps will let you down. They will fail you and you will lose whatever you had entrusted them to hold. I would really recommend you look elsewhere.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Snaps come apart when unsnapping

        By 89Searay

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Quick Fix

          Comments about 49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool:

          I have repaired 3 snaps on my bimini multiple times this summer with no success. The snaps pull apart after the 1st or second unsnapping. I pound on the tool until the snap seems to be solidly compresed together but they still pull apart.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Well, But Could Use Instructions

          By The Old Graybeard

          from Space Coast, FL

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Needs simple instructions

          Best Uses

          • Quick Fix

          Comments about 49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool:

          Like the first commenter, I didn't know how to use the kit, and wanted even the simplest instructions. I was able to find some similar things on YouTube and got a better idea of how to use it, so I was fairly quickly able to put a couple of snaps together. They seem to work well. Even with some working snaps, I'm not 100% sure I used the kit properly.

          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Snaps and a Tool

          By Scrat

          from Ipswich, MA

          About Me Advanced

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          Pros

          • Simple and easy

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              Comments about 49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool:

              As with any tool, some monkeys will have difficulty getting the hang of it. This one requires holding a punch tool on a fixture placed on an anvil with one hand and hitting it with a mallet held in the other hand. Some eye hand coordination is required and this requires a brain.

              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No Directions!

              By Phil

              from Essex, CT

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                    Comments about 49 Piece Canvas Snap Kit with Punch Tool:

                    I have no idea how this product performs since West is too cheap to include directions in the package or on the web site. I bet it would perform better if I knew how to use it properly.

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