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    Posted: 02 November 2015 at 10:01am
I'm a fan of twist-lock ("Common Sense") fasteners, and have been faithful to the two-button base attachment to fabric.  I think it is a nice neat look, is very secure, and there is nothing on the back to snag on other things.  However, I just saw the Press-N-Snap die to install these with a rivet-style base.  I must admit, the speed of installing with this tool is very tempting, but I am unfamiliar with this style of base. The dies are pricey enough to make me hesitate.

Can anyone give me a "pros & cons" comparison of the two? One thing I wonder is if the rivet base would have a tendency to rotate, since it has only one point of attachment.
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Hi Sue,

These work very well. And when crimped properly they will not rotate.
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The real pro is that they are much easier to install and quicker!
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Thanks, Matt,
Just to be sure, we are talking about the DOT #104803, with the single attachment point,  not the standard 2-button stud (777030) using SnapRite buttons, right? 

Is the DOT fastener new?  I don't remember seeing it.
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Sue,

Yes, Matt was talking about part #104803. To elaborate his point, there are prong/spikes on the bottom of the piece helping to prevent it from rotating. 

Sailrite started carrying them a couple years ago.
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