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We get a lot of questions regarding the differences between our line 16 Glove and Segma snaps (B0162 and B0163 respectively). There are a couple differences in the two snaps: The button studs are different sizes. The Glove snap is #21 and is the smaller of the two, and the Segma is a #22. The length of the flange is different. For the Glove, 0162, the length is 1/8”, but for the 0163 Segma, the length is 3/16”. The length of the segma is the reason this snap is used primarily for belts. The 0163 Segmas have a “finished” cap on both sides of the snap, while the 0162 only has a finished cap on the front side. They require different setters. Glove snaps need #8103 Segma Snap Setter, while the Segma needs #372768 setter.
Hi everyone I'm new to leatherworking, having taken a couple of classes, and I am ready to strike out on my own with a pile of scrap leather I picked up and some basic tools. For the types of projects I want to make (simple cases and envelopes to start) I need closures and so I've been looking into picking up some snaps. And that's pretty much where my confusion starts. I downloaded the Ohio Travel Bag catalog so that I could see a wider variety of snap types (versus Tandy which seems to only have a few) and that was great for an overview but I can't really tell what the differences are or what application the snaps would be used for. Does anyone know of a primer anywhere that explains these snap types? Segma snaps Glove snaps - are these the same as Segma snaps? Belt snaps - are these basically glove snaps, but heavier duty? Line 20 and Line 24 snaps - these seem to be better for applications that need a stronger hold, but overkill (and possibly even hazardous to thinner leather) on more delicate projects - is this right? Parallel spring snaps - I can see that these have two little wires inside the socket. Are these different from glove/belt/Segma snaps? Any others I am leaving out? Is it possible to get an assortment of different types and sizes of snaps so I can try them out without breaking the bank, or am I pretty much stuck with buying each type of snap separately? Any guidance you could offer would be very much appreciated! I really want to get the right hardware as I go forward with this hobby.