1/4" White Snap-Lock Plastic Screw Posts (100 Sets/Pk) Item#24WHITE14
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1/4" White Snap-Lock Plastic Screw Posts (100 Sets/Pk) Item#24WHITE14

Item #: 24WHITE14
Brand: Binding101
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  • 1/4" Post Diameter; 3/8" Head Diameter
  • Length: 1/8" - 2"
  • A lightweight, inexpensive, and semi-permanent binding post solution for their fairly thin books
  • Made of a durable resin plastic
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Overview

White plastic snap lock binding posts are the perfect option for users needing a lightweight, affordable, semi-permanent, and machine-free binding solution. These loose screw posts work with standard hole punch sizes and any hole configuration you choose, so you can use as many or as few as you want for each document. Easy to use, just place the post end through your punched hole, and press the screw end through the post to bind. They will snap together and create a strong, semi-permanent bind that can only be pulled apart with great effort. This versatility makes them a popular choice for businesses and individuals, for a variety of applications, such as presentations, blueprints, engineering drawings, manuals, swatch books, photo albums, and more. Choose from a variety of sizes to bind between 1/8" to 2" thick stacks. Each pack has 100 sets (100 posts and 100 screws), and other colors are also available.

Specifications

Item #24WHITE-GRP
ManufacturerBinding101
Manufacturer Part Number24WHITE GRP
Quantity100 Sets
ColorWhite
Capacity*Varies; Available in Many Lengths
MaterialPlastic
Binding StyleScrew Posts / Chicago Screws
Post Diameter1/4"
Post LengthAvailable in Many Lengths
Head Diameter3/8"
SlottedPost: Slotted (All Sizes Except 1/8")
Screw: Slotted

Description

If you've been searching for a lightweight, low-priced, and hassle-free way to bind small swatches, presentations, photo albums, and more, then these white plastic screw posts might be a great choice for you. The are made of a durable resin plastic that is very lightweight, and are very economically priced, making them a popular choice for individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and many other users.

Plastic screw posts, also called plastic Chicago screws, are made of a two-piece design that easily snaps together. Simple to assemble, just place the post (female) portion into a pre-drilled hole, and then place the screw (male) portion into the post. With the pressure of your fingers, snap them together. They are sized to work perfectly with any standard punched hole, just like the ones used for three ring binders. Once bound together, they create a strong and semi-permanent bind that is difficult to un-bind.

Choose from several sizes of binding posts, including 3/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", and 2" long options. These snap post fasteners are a great way to keep loose sheets together that need to stay together.

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Plastic Binding Posts for Loose Pages

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Plastic snap-lock screw posts are an incredibly inexpensive, fast, and easy way to bind loose pages together.

Sometimes called Chicago screws or binding posts, they are made of a thick resin plastic that is lightweight, but strong.

While they are threaded for screwing, it can be a bit difficult to bind this way. That is why most users prefer to simply snap them together. When snapped, it creates a semi-permanent bind that is ve...
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Plastic snap-lock screw posts are an incredibly inexpensive, fast, and easy way to bind loose pages together.

Sometimes called Chicago screws or binding posts, they are made of a thick resin plastic that is lightweight, but strong.

While they are threaded for screwing, it can be a bit difficult to bind this way. That is why most users prefer to simply snap them together. When snapped, it creates a semi-permanent bind that is very difficult to pull apart (hence the name, “snap lock”).

Choose from clear, black, or white binding posts in sizes from 1/8 inch up to 1 inch.

The posts are about 1/4 of an inch thick, and fit into any standard punched hole, such as those from a 3-hole puncher. The head diameter is about 3/8 of an inch, and most sizes are slotted on both ends.

Plastic snap lock binding posts are packaged with 100 sets per pack, and bulk discounts are often available for larger orders.

5 Tips for Plastic Snap-Lock Binding Screw Posts

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Here are 5 tips to make working with plastic snap lock screw posts easier:

Tip #1 - If using larger sizes, consider screwing them together instead of snapping. If you are having trouble aligning the threads, try just screwing it in a little crooked, and then straightening it out, then finish screwing in.

Tip #2 - When working with the larger sizes, the screw itself is longer, which can make it more difficult to snap togethe...
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Here are 5 tips to make working with plastic snap lock screw posts easier:

Tip #1 - If using larger sizes, consider screwing them together instead of snapping. If you are having trouble aligning the threads, try just screwing it in a little crooked, and then straightening it out, then finish screwing in.

Tip #2 - When working with the larger sizes, the screw itself is longer, which can make it more difficult to snap together, as there is more resistance. You can use something soft, like a towel, to remove the strain and cushion your fingers as you press them together. Or you can use a tool, such as a set of pliers, to squeeze them shut instead. If you do choose to snap them closed, know that they may not come un-bound, or may require a lot of effort in order to do so.

Tip #3 - To unbind a snapped post, use a pair of pliers to grip and pull. Using a second set of pliers or a towel on the other end can be a huge help with grip, and make it easier to pull apart. Make sure to have a nice bubble of space around you, because the last thing you want is for your arms to fly open and hit a co-worker.
Or to unscrew, use one or two flathead screwdrivers to start and loosen the grip, then finish spinning with your hands.

Tip #4 - If you’re trying to screw together a smaller plastic binding post, and are having issues aligning the threads, you may want to snap them together instead. Because the screw for smaller posts is shorter, the bind is not as tight and can be popped off with a pair of pliers fairly easily.

Tip #5 - If the smallest 1/8” size is too loose, consider our push-lock screw posts, designed to bind thin stacks with only a few sheets of paper.

With these tips, you can eliminate the stress and frustration of common problems people experience when binding with plastic snap lock screw posts.

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Expert Reviewer: Mallory, Editor at Binding101Expert Product Review: Snap Lock Plastic Screw Posts  by Mallory Morsa
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Snap Lock Screw Post + Plastic Chicago Screw Expert Review by Mallory Morsa

 

I RECOMMEND THESE FOR: 
Plastic snap lock screw posts are a good option for semi-permanent binding requirements of small to medium-thick books, for users who need to bind quickly and without any equipment.
 

WHAT I LIKE:
They are easy to apply, but very difficult to un-bind once snapped closed. This makes them ideal for permanent or semi-permanent bindings only. They come in three popular colors (clear, black, white), so you can choose the one that will best match your presentation. Black is bold, and looks great when paired with documents with photos on the cover, white blends fairly smoothly with white paper, so is not too intrusive on your design, while clear is the least noticeable way to bind.

They are available in several sizes to bind up to a 1” thick stack of materials. While this is not as thick a capacity as our aluminum or steel screw posts, this still offers enough versatility to bind thin and thick books in the most common range.

Plastic screw posts are also inexpensive, costing as little as about 13¢ each, depending on the size. We also offer bulk pricing for high quantity needs; all you need to do is call (866)537-2244. They are also versatile, requiring just a standard hole punch and no special binding equipment to use. This means you can completely customize how many screw posts you use to bind your document, as well as where on the sheets you bind. We offer 2 and 3 hole punches for some popular hole placement options.
 

CONSIDER BEFORE YOU BUY:
As mentioned above, plastic snap lock posts are very hard to un-bind. It takes some strength and pliers to pull the two pieces apart, and sometimes they cannot be pulled apart at all, forcing you to unbind by actually cutting the paper off the post. This permanence can be a good feature for some, but bad for others…it just depends on the specific application and means that your pages need to be finalized and perfect before you bind. So keep this in mind before you buy plastic screw posts online, and consider the aluminum screw posts if you want something editable.

These are called “snap lock” screw posts because, although they do feature the threading making them capable of being screwed together, they are most commonly used by (you guessed it) snapping the two pieces together. This is because the threading is only on the screw end (not the post) and is there to create a strong, locking bind. This does confuse some people who want to be able to screw them together…so if you need something editable that is screwed (not snapped) closed, then you should consider those aluminum Chicago screws instead. It also takes some finger strength to be able to bind several in a row; and my hands were hurting a bit after testing many, which is not something I experienced with the metal posts.

You should also keep in mind that the smallest 1/8” screw posts do not have slotting on the post end, but instead, a hole. This allows the screw end to get deeper into the post for a stronger, more stable bind. All the other sizes are slotted. They also cannot be extended…so if you buy a 1” plastic screw post, you cannot expand the capacity later (which you can do with the aluminum ones).
 

THE BOTTOM LINE: 
Plastic screw posts are not my personal favorite for the simple reason that it hurts to press multiple ones together, however, they certainly have their place in the screw post binding industry. Even though they are plastic, they are very strong and rigid, they bind semi-permanently to prevent tampering, and they come in black, white, or clear to allow for a bit of coordinating. They are versatile, and only require a simple hole punch to create the hole for binding. If you’re still not sure these plastic screws are right for you, call us at (866)537-2244 or fill out a sample request form to test the item before you buy.

Frequent Asked Questions

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Can they be screwed together?
Asked by Customer
A

While the screw end does feature threading, these binding posts are meant to be snapped together. The threading is not used for screwing in and, instead, is used as a securing method to keeps the pieces together.

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Can they pulled apart?
Asked by Customer
A

Snap lock screw posts are considered semi permanent because, once snapped together, they create a very tight bind. They can sometimes be pulled apart with great force and pliers, however, are not meant to be editable, so may need replacing if un-bound. If you need binding posts that can be edited, consider aluminum screw posts instead.

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