Snap Setters for Leather Working

A snap setter is a tool used to set snaps into the material. Snaps have generally 5 separate pieces to them (3 on the “top snap” portion, and 2 on the “bottom snap” portion). The snap setter is used to align the snap portions to the material and provide a surface to hit them (with a hammer or mallet) to set them in place. This is performed on one piece of material for the “top snap”, and a seaport piece of material for the “bottom snap”. When the snaps are “snapped” together, the material is joined.