Snap hooks are the hooks in which the spring is snapped at the end of the hooks in order to prevent the accidental opening of the instrument. Snap hooks are made up of different materials like stainless steel, brass, iron, etc. The work of the snap hook is very similar to that of the carabiner. Both instruments are used for pulling and carrying extra weight. Snap hooks are widely used in industrial fields, from humdrum functional jobs to dog leashes.
Different types of snap hooks are used for different purposes, so it’s compulsory to buy a suitable snap hook according to the nature of your job. An inappropriate snap hook can bring trouble to your work. Two main types of snap hooks are given below:
- Trigger Snaps: The type of snap hook where you can see an additional lever onto the spring gate of the hook is known as a trigger snap hook. They are widely used for purses, cameras, handbags, and other fashion accessories.
- Bolt snaps: They are just like trigger snaps because they can also be operated by a single hand. However, it is less secure than a trigger snap.
Snap hooks and carabiners are alike in shape and work. Sometimes, it’s hard to identify between a snap hook and a carabiner. Because all snap hooks are carabiners, but all carabiners are not snap hooks.
You may have seen those oval-shaped or D-shaped snap hooks attached to purses, backpacks, key rings, and many other things that need to be conveniently fastened to something else. Whereas, carabiners are widely used by mountain climbers to bear their heavyweight.