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Prym pliers

Sometimes, the right brand really makes all the difference. I’ve been scratching my head for years trying to master the craft of attaching snap fasteners. But the hammer method has regularly failed me, resulting in wonky snaps. A year ago I purchased cheap pliers at a discount store, ignoring the recommendation of a supplier that Prym is the only way to go. Of course my cheap pliers was useless, in fact the result was worse than with the hammer method. So yesterday I decided to finally bite the bullet and get the Prym pliers anyway. And what a difference! Everything went super smooth, no wonky placements or ruined fabric. You do need the adapters that are included with the Prym rivets and snaps packages, but I tried the pliers on some generic snaps also, and it worked just as well.

Of course I do have a track record with bargain silliness. But at least this post might prevent someone else doing the same mistake.


  • lin3arossa
    February 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I can only second this post.

  • Rose
    February 18, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Thanks! I'm going to try them.

  • Joy
    February 18, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I've gotten good use of my pliers, too. They've even worked for putting in some jeans rivets.

  • sdBev-NL6538
    February 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Oh yes, I've spent 3 times as much as the TOL trying to get a bargain. Sometimes, it's better to just buy the most expesive thing first.


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