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Buttercade 30mm SnapOut pieces: Form and plunger

Buttercade Snap Out Tool for Pushbuttons - 30mm

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  • Product Description

    PLEASE NOTE

    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 30mm pushbutton/snap button without the all-too-common risk of squeezing and breaking its plastic side tabs. 

    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 30mm diameter is designed to fit most common 30mm diameter pushbuttons, including:

    Sanwa 

    Seimitsu

    Hori, GamerFinger

    Other off-brand snap buttons that are just under 30mm or less should also work without much trouble. Of note, Razer Panthera EVO pusbuttons will not work with the plunger, as the .110 terminals are positioned too close to the edge of the plunger.  However, you can apply downward pressure using your thumbs to dislodge the button once the base is installed over it.

    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. Avoid broken tabs and sore fingers trying to remove Snap-ins. The Buttercade Snap Out Tool is awesome!

      This nifty tool saved me a lot of time. While normally it takes a bit of effort trying to remove snap-in buttons on my sticks and sometimes running into the unfortunate case of breaking the tab that secures the button in place which then at that point you'll need to replace the button entirely. If you use Snap-in buttons you need to get both the 30mm and 24mm variant of this thing. It's worth it. on Jun 18th 2020

    2. Never knew this is so useful.

      One of the most useful tool for fightstick users that regularly switches their buttons. on Jun 18th 2020

    3. A Must-Have for snap-in pushbutton users

      Highly recommended especially if you want to increase the longevity of your snap-ins and not deal with the hassle of popping them out by hand and possibility breaking off the tabs from too much pressure! Affordable and well worth the investment. Cheers! on May 16th 2020

    4. Very useful, don't know yet if they're perfect

      I purchased these with the parts I intended to use to customize my Hori N, which had Sanwa OBSF buttons at the time.
      The holes are just small enough that 30mm OBSF buttons still fit, but the fit is very tight, making it difficult to insert or remove them.

      This tool made the task of removing them quite easy.

      However, it remains to be seen if using this tool lessens the possibility of breaking the release tabs.
      on Mar 11th 2020

    5. A Must Have For Every Stick User!

      This tool is simply amazing! I used this to customize my friend's stick and none of his buttons had broken tabs at all when they were taken out! He was lucky to get a stick when this was made because I lost a ton of cool looking buttons to broken tabs whenever I would change them out. It was so bad that I switched to screw in buttons. This tool will make me switch back to sanwas with confidence now thanks to this tool! on Mar 11th 2020

    6. Where has this been all my life?

      I love getting new buttons but I hate removing old ones. I've never had such a pain free experience removing buttons than with this snap out tool. Absolutely amazing. Glad I ran into this item by chance! on Feb 19th 2020

    7. Amazing

      Highly recommend getting one of these, speeds up the whole process and makes it so much easier. I have a Hori RAP N and getting the push buttons out was a real pain, but with this snap out tool it made those whole ordeal so easy and simple. No more broken tabs. on Jan 31st 2020

    8. Say goodbye to broken tabs!

      Before this tool, I’d break off so many tabs that I always ordered more buttons than I needed for a build assuming a few were going to snap. This tool makes it easier, faster, and more consistent! on Jan 29th 2020

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