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These #@$% Snaps!? Answered

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Im glad to hear I wasnt the only one having problems with these snaps. Much like Kelpek, whenever I tried to set the cap with the socket it would bend to one side. I even tried applying the leather washer so there wouldnt be too much space for the cap to bend, but it did any ways. I purchased the line 20 snaps and setter from tandy. My leather is about 6 oz, not sure if thats the problem, but i measured the post and it wasnt more than 1/8 beyond the leather. I was able to complete the project, but my level of frustration reached an all time high. I included a few pics of the scrap leather and leather from the wallet that I practiced on. Not sure if there is any additonal help you can provide.

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MikaelaHolmesBest Answer (author)2017-01-23

First of all, I'm really sorry you are having this issue and this frustration. Snaps can indeed be difficult. It is hard to tell for sure from the photos, but I think you are using the wrong snap setter. It looks to me like you are using the line 24 snap setter with the line 20 snaps. The line 24 is a bit bigger and doesn't really fit right into the stem of the snaps. Did you buy the set of setter? If so, you want the slightly smaller one with a narrower tip (https://www.amazon.com/Tandy-Leather-Craftool-Setter-8057-00/dp/B001VSOH36/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1485196264&sr;=1-1&keywords;=line+20+snap+setter). I think that will make all the difference. Also, make sure you are setting on top of very hard sturdy base, like a quartz slab, marble counter top, concrete floor, etc. And, if you can get a snap setting base that is the exactly the size of your snap cap (like the one in this set: https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Snap-All-Setter-Line/dp/B003A64ASE/ref=sr_1_2?s=arts-crafts&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1485196264&sr;=1-2&keywords;=line+20+snap+setter) I think that will help too. Again, I'm sorry if any of that wasn't clear from the instructions. Please let me know how it goes :)

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You're probably right. I purchased the two ( the setter and the base) separately, both from Tandy. I asked the associate for exactly what I wanted and this is what he gave me. Will double check the packaging when I get in. I will try the one you listed and see if I have any luck. So far I love everything about the class. I just hate snaps right now :) Thanks so much for your response!

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