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Buttercade Snap Out Tool for Pushbuttons - 30mm

$7.95 (USD)
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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 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.

    bcade-snap-out-30mm-assembled-850.jpgNew Nylon Model. Notch for Joystick Mount Plate

    The SnapOut - once a 3D printed tool, is now made of an attractive white nylon, with logo embedded in the top plunger.  On the 30mm model, a special notch allows you to utilize the base in tight places around the joystick lever of some Fightsticks, such as the MadCatz TE, which places the buttons very close to the mounting plate.  This novel idea was added to the SnapOut thanks to Joey

    Button Compatibility

    The Buttercade SnapOut Tool near 30mm diameter is designed to fit most common 30mm diameter pushbuttons, including:



    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. This makes installing push buttons risk free

      Honestly I love these for removing pushbuttons safely without the risk of breaking the tabs, I highly recommend these amazing tools!! Seriously without these I would still be using screw buttons over push buttons. on Oct 24th 2023

    2. Must have!

      I wish I knew about this sooner. on Sep 27th 2023

    3. great little tool

      def helps not breaking the buttons on Aug 29th 2023

    4. Outstanding

      8-3-2023. Just got mine today.

      I can't believe how easily the buttons pop out using this. Butter isn't even a smooth enough word.
      on Aug 3rd 2023

    5. Life saver

      I didn't think I'd ever get the buttons out of my Astro City - fingers hurt just attempting - this thing made everything so much easier. Every arcade user should have one. on Jul 17th 2023

    6. Extremely useful

      Extremely useful for button preservation on Jul 9th 2023

    7. Very useful tool in renovating joysticks

      I recently refit my HRAP 3 SE -- an old joystick -- with a plexi overlay I bought from Focus Attack. I did NOT lay down artwork since I like the stock look of the joystick. I just wanted additional protection for the original faceplate overlay which DOES get scratched over time. (Sometime in the near future, I'll also buy another plexi for my HRAP 3 SA for the same reason. I've bought plexi overlays to protect both my HRAP 2 SA and HRAP 3 SE in the last 2 years.)
      Anyway, I had eight 30 Seimitsu PS-15 buttons to remove. I installed them over a decade ago and didn't want to push my luck and break them!
      It's not the cheapest tool to buy but worth it if you want to preserve buttons, especially limited edition or hard to find pushbuttons.
      This snap-out tool is an excellent product from Buttercade that Focus Attack is selling!
      This is a nice shop. There are so many unique and essential, nitty-gritty parts you can't at other parts stores.
      on Nov 22nd 2022

    8. easy to use

      Be careful when popping out the buttons, if the top is plastic and you put too much pressure it could break. on Sep 20th 2022

    9. Nice product

      on Sep 4th 2022

    10. Get 1

      This product made it very easy on tha removal on Sep 4th 2022

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