FAQ: How To Remove Metal Snap?

How do you remove a snap rivet?

The method used for removing a snap is to use a drill to drill out the rivet that’s in the socket piece of the upper half of the fastener set. The drill bit needs to be bigger than the size of the rivet so you can drill off the rim of the rivet. Once that’s drilled off you can remove both the socket and button.

Can you reuse snaps?

Do not reuse snap parts as they are damaged; discard and start with new parts. Our Perfect Hammer is ideal for snap removal because of the screwdrivers imbedded in the handle.

How do I remove a popper?

The extractor pliers ensures the process of removing snap poppers is quick and easy. Taking the Top or Bottom Rings of a snap popper, simply clamp into the groove within the serrated jaws of the prym pliers. A squeeze of the spring-return handles will bend the ring sufficiently enough to remove from the fabric.

How do you replace a snap on a shirt?

Snap Replacement in 3 Simple Steps

  1. Determine the size and type of the existing snaps. There are two main types of sockets: DOT® Durable normal and hard action sockets and Pull-the-DOT® (one way) sockets.
  2. Remove the old socket. Remove the old socket by drilling off the rivet.
  3. Install the new socket.

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