KT

WANTED: post-style pin backs

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I am having a hell of a time finding a supplier of lapel-pin style pinbacks. I want a simple post with a locking clasp on the back.

does anyone know where I can find these? I see them on many pins, but can't find thes post/clasps themselves online.

here is the best pic I have so far of what I am looking for, the pinbacks on the kilt pin on the right.

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yes, but I need the whole assembly, the post AND the clasp. I would also like a metal locking clasp becuase kilt pins are heavy.

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A bit more work for the end user, and doesn't address the need for the rest of the pins, but:

http://www.stockpins.com/pin-locks.html

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wow...$3 for a set. definitely NOT cheap. that would be about $6 per kilt pin.

THey are sold in packages of 10.

Ten = 2.78

one = .27

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Ahh..I need to learn how to read. thanks!

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I want to be sure the pins don't fall off, so I'm going with the spring-loaded ones. they cost a little more, but they should keep the pin on your kilt.

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I want to be sure the pins don't fall off, so I'm going with the spring-loaded ones. they cost a little more, but they should keep the pin on your kilt.

KT, one thing I would advise, is TO BE SURE the POSTS are long enough. MANY are NOT. Sadly in the past I got "tie tack" styles that had "short" posts.

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cheap way

Epoxy and brad nails

Isn't that a bit harsh on the skin?? :rolleyes:

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I have used with very good success two items.

One, when used where I could not drill a small hole, metal top thumb tacks.

Two, where I could drill a hole, brads.

Both need to be long enough so they go through the intended fabric.

I took several of my clasp backs with me to the hardware store, and tried out several sizes and lengths till I found some that fit..... I did the same at the office supply store.

In my experience the cheap ones work the best and come in cardboard boxes, not plastic.

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Isn't that a bit harsh on the skin?? :rolleyes:

Forgot Duck tape too :rolleyes:

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