Ironwood Pacific Top-Snapper Tool For Boat Canvas Snaps


  • Makes snapping and unsnapping your boat canvas easy
  • Two stainless blades for both inside and outside snaps
  • Blades can be used to unsnap snaps without damaging canvas
  • Comfortable, easy to grip handle with lanyard
  • Lifetime warranty


Brand: Ironwood Pacific

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For snapping and unsnapping your boat canvas. Active boaters know that attaching and removing a boat cover or boat tip is seldom easy. Fabric shrinks, snaps corrode, and aligning snaps can quickly become a two-person job. The Top-Snapper blade slides over the snap, allowing you to align the snap halves for easy snapping. The longer blade is for fastening snaps from the inside; the shorter blade for fastening snaps from the outside. Both blades work equally well for unsnapping snaps. Key Features of the Top-Snapper Stainless steel notched blades slip over the snap shoulder to allow you to position the snap Two blades: a longer blade for fastening snaps from inside the boat; and a shorter blade for the outside snaps Effective for snapping or unsnapping your snaps Comfortable sure-grip rubberized handle Accommodates both right and left-handed users Lanyard holds tool to your wrist or can be used to hang the tool when not in use Lifetime warranty

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 12.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Item model number : 664-0081
  • Date First Available : January 1, 2007
  • Manufacturer : Ironwood Pacific
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,748 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #9 in Boat Tools
    • #87 in Boat Hardware

The tool really works. I use to have sore hands every time I put my covers on my boat. Now it is so much easier. It would help if they moved the hole in the handle a little higher - it gets in the way sometimes when I slide the tool over the snap to put the covers back on. I will probably buy another one so others can help without hurting their hands. I did buy another one for my 1st mate to help with the covers. One thing you need to be aware of is - when you are removing the cover you must be very careful not to let the tool get under the snap anchored to the boat or you will pull it out (my wife already did this).

When removing the boat cover I have to unsnap dozens of snaps. When doing this by hand, the snaps begin to unravel the canvas material to which they are attached. In time, these snaps will eventually be torn away to the point where they’ll tear the canvas. Using this tool properly completely eliminates that problem. I don’t use it to snap them, but will never unsnap without using this handy tool. Because I do the unsnapping while the boat is in the water, I know that even with the writs snap, I’ll no doubt drop it into the lake eventually. So,I orderd a second unit to have on hand when the inevitable happens.

Used it to remove my storm dodger, worked perfect. The folks on the powerboat next to me were having trouble with their bimini top, they borrowed it, worked perfect for them. Sturdy built, works as advertised, fair price, what more needs to be said? My only issue is that I don't believe it floats, would recommend attaching a float device such as a key chain holder to it in case.

This tool is brilliant! My husband and I made clear vinyl panels to enclose our back porch a couple years ago. We wanted to get a couple more months of use in it before winter comes. We used marine snaps/fasteners to attach the panels around the perimeter of the porch. The panels were really hard to snap in. My fingers would get so sore and my hands would hurt like the dickens. This handy little tool allows you to slide the fastener onto the end and pull the fabric over the fastener and snap it on. It's a breeze and so easy to do! Wish we had found this tool 2 years ago! I love it!

Where has this been all my life. This makes for a great tool for attaching snaps on a boat cover. It gives you something to grip on and pull which also keeps the cover tight. I managed to snap a cover with this completely that I have never done before. I great must have tool if you are dealing with snaps.

I regret not finding this gem earlier in my boating life. Get one now

I ordered this product and I know others said the same thng - why do you need a tool to unsnap or resnap a boat cover. I figured I might use it occassionally but I love this tool. It makes taking the cover off and on (which we do every time we take the boat out) so easy and quick. I do wish that it was made to float and I also put it around my wrist with the strap just in case I were to drop it. But no more sore thumbs trying to get the snaps to snap. This really is a useful tool if you have to use your boat cover often. And great service in getting it delivered on time.

I have to admit that I was skeptical of this tool, and I bought it purely on a recommendation. Now, I have to admit that I was wrong to doubt it. This makes trouble snaps MUCH easier to fasten, and as an added bonus, it allows me to fasten snaps from the inside using the other end of the tool. This is VERY USEFUL when putting up an Eisenglass enclosure from inside the boat. Some complained about the price, and I see their point so some extent, but the tool is well made and should last a lifetime if not dropped overboard! I highly recommend this handy tool if you have any stubborn snaps.

This thing is a gem - an absolute must-have for removing boat snap-down canvas covers without damaging the cover. Just slide tool under lid around snap and gently tilt tool to pop the snap free - no stress on canvas or snap. Nice size handle, easy to use. Wrap tether-cord around wrist to prevent dropping tool, especially when out on the water! Good idea would be to add a key-chain floater to this thing, just in case you do drop it in - it does not float. Pricy for a tool, but worth it vs repairing snaps and canvas. We've been very happy with this snapper-tool for over 5 years now, it still looks brand new, even after much use.

Bought this to use on my boat snaps as they were getting difficult to close. I have arthritis in my hands. This made closing snaps a breeze, everybody loves it. It can be used from inside the cover and you can get a really good grip on the snaps.

Works brilliantly and very sturdy. Perfect for difficult hooks and eyes on our boat

How did we manage before?

This is my husband's absolute FAVOURITE present EVER!! Every Boater NEEDS this tool. It saves your wrist, your fingers and your mind LOL. You can use it to clip your Bimini from inside the boat or outside. We have a large boat with so many snaps, this is a Slick item there is no doubt. I am going to order a couple more and give them as gifts they are so incredible. Thank you to the inventor much appreciated.

The Top Snapper arrived as expected. The product is good, but it would help if there was one small modification made to the snapper. It is used to unsnap domes and we use it on our boat canvas. When you put the snapper under the canvas around the dome, the metal rests against the fibreglass. on the boat This can scratch it if you are not careful. It would help if there was a rubber coating where the metal is or if the product was plastic to guard against scratching the surface.