Plain and screw stud snap fasteners are some of the most popular fasteners in the marketplace. Stimpson manufactures and supplies both plain stud snap fasteners for cloth-to-cloth applications and screw stud snap fasteners for cloth-to-surface applications. Let’s explore the attributes of each type of snap fastener to help end-users better understand which type is appropriate for their application.
Plain Stud Snap Fasteners
Stimpson’s 24-Line plain stud snap fasteners consist of four individual components, including the cap, socket, stud, and post. These components work together to create solid snap action and connection strength for cloth-to-cloth applications, including canvas boat covers, heavy-duty tarpaulins, vinyl marine cushions, automotive, leatherworking, military applications, and more. In other words, plain snap fasteners are used to reliably connect industrial fabrics, as in the case of the vinyl tabs connecting the top and bottom of marine cushions. 24-Line stainless steel plain stud snap sets feature a low profile cap creating an almost smooth or flush surface for your application.
Screw Stud Snap Fasteners
24-Line stainless steel screw stud snap sets consist of three individual components, including the cap, socket, and self-tapping screw. Compared to plain stud snap fasteners, screw stud snap fasteners provide excellent snap and connection strength for cloth-to-surface applications in wood, fiberglass, and other solid substrates. Popular applications include canvas boat covers, cushions, dodgers, bimini tops, and more. Stimpson’s marine-grade screw stud snaps are available in ⅜” and ⅝” lengths and feature a Phillips head screw for easy installation.
Snap Fastener Finish Options
Marine-grade 24-Line available in different finish options to meet your specific requirements. Plain and screw stud snap sets are available in 304 stainless steel or nickel-plated brass, while plain stud snaps are also available in a matte dull black finish with a brass base metal. Below is a quick reference table highlighting key attributes for each base metal or finish.