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Buttercade Snap Out Tool for Pushbuttons - 24mm

$7.95 (USD)
0.30 Ounces
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  • Product Description


    Only one (1) Buttercade SnapOut is needed.  You do not need to purchase a SnapOut for each button.

    File the Buttercade SnapOut Tool for Pushbuttons under "why didn't someone think of this before?"

    Simply put, the SnapOut Tool - a novel design idea between John Buttero and Wei Louie - quickly and neatly pops out any 24mm pushbutton/snap button without the all-too-common risk of squeezing and breaking its plastic side tabs. 

    New Nylon Model

    The SnapOut - once a 3D printed tool, is now made of an attractive white nylon, with logo embedded in the top plunger.

    Push and Pop

    A typical characteristic of snap buttons are their plastic tabs located on each side of the housing.  These tabs give way slightly as the button is pushed into the button hole, leading to satisfying snap as it clears the 1mm or so metal plate.  However, these tabs were not designed to handle multiple attempts to remove and insert the button. Additionally, removing snap buttons are frequently accomplished by squeezing the tabs together with your fingers and pushing down. Those fingers can push inward too hard, past the tolerances of the plastic tabs, and break them.

    Buttercade SnapOut Tool for Pushbuttons: How to Use

    Instead, the SnapOut tool provides a gentle squeeze on each tab as the first portion of the tool - the base - is pushed onto the button - just enough to loosen the button's grip from the metal plate. Furthermore the pressure is consistent, thus meaning there is much less risk of squeezing too hard on the tabs. The second portion of the tool acts as a plunger.  Simply slide the plunger into the hole of the SnapOut's base, then push down until the button pops out. This is best done when the FightStick is upside down, so the button falls to the floor.  Buttercade provides a clear video showing the SnapOut in action, making quick work of Hori Hayabusa buttons and a Sanwa OBSC - a translucent model that is notorious for its fragile tabs..

    Button Compatibility

    The Buttercade SnapOut Tool near 24mm diameter is designed to fit most common 24mm diameter pushbuttons, including:




    Other off-brand snap buttons that are just under 30mm or less should also work without much trouble.

    Money Saver

    At just $7.95 - far less than eight Sanwa OBSC or OBSJ buttons - you'll find the savings are clear as from the very first button you recover without breaking its tabs. For those who have practically screamed in frustration for breaking the tabs in your newly purchased buttons, or simply wanted to swap in another set without destroying your previous buttons in the process, the Buttercade SnapOut Tool is a must-have. 


  • Product Reviews


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    1. Very good button tool

      Very easy to use and gets the job done.

      No difficulty there
      on Mar 13th 2024

    2. This makes installing push buttons risk free pt2

      Just like the 30mm one, this is absolutely needed if you have a Hitbox. on Oct 24th 2023

    3. functions entirely as advertised

      works extremely well and is gentle on the buttons on Aug 24th 2023

    4. Finally stopped breaking buttons

      Does what it says. Keeps you from snapping those little tabs on snap-in buttons. Did 9 of the 11 buttons on my new Victrix hitbox. It was a bit too fat to fit into the housing and get the last 2 out. But making this thing thinner might just make it crappier so I can't take off a star. on Nov 18th 2022

    5. This saved snap-ins!

      I learned after my first build that snap-in buttons are essentially permanent, unless you're willing to throw buttons away when you break them taking them out.

      You can be careful, but it's still a toss up on if the buttons will hold up when you try to take them out.

      This works exactly as advertised! It's easy and quick, and you no longer have to worry about breaking off any tabs when changing buttons.

      Well worth the cost.
      on Jan 21st 2021

    6. Don’t break the pushbutton tabs!

      If you’re ordering 12+ buttons to upgrade an existing hit box layout, you’ll want to extract the existing buttons without breaking them! This tool makes it easier, faster, and more consistent to push out snap type buttons from a hit box (or any layout using 24mm buttons) on Jan 29th 2020

    7. Simply Amazing!

      I would always be angry or upset whenever I would remove my sanwa buttons at the time to change them for other sanwa colors. I swapped to gamerfinger screw buttons instead of tab buttons. I used this tool to remove my start and select buttons and they popped out with ease and the tabs are completely in tact! If you're sick of breaking tabs by accident, then I strongly recommend you buying this! on Jan 16th 2020

  • Product Videos

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