Rivets vs. screws means permanent vs. removeable. I have changed the halter plate on my shipping halter many times more than I had ever planned, so I would go with the Chicago screws. A tip is to put a little clear nail polish on the threaded part so they'll stay on.
I got the chicago screws for my nameplates from haltertags.com so that when the halter gets trashed, I can easily remove the nameplate. I was also afraid I'd screw up the rivets. The wood screws are for saddle nameplates or stall nameplates. I used a drill to make the holes big enough for the chicago screws, because my hole punch is crap and it's easier to be precise with a drill. I was extremely impressed with my nameplates from haltertags- very heavy and very deeply engraved - a lot nicer than others I've paid more money for.
I'm sorry I didn't get your email sparky boy. I am always happy to help, feel free to call me with any questions. 859-396-3210 offer to help. If you do not have a rivet setter, I would recommend the chicago screws. A drop of nail polish of super glue on the thread post will keep them from coming undone. We will be posting how to videos in the near future on how to use the different fasteners. I'll try to clear up the descriptions to aid people in their future decisions regarding fastener choice.
Thanks for the feedback, I'm always trying to fix whatever problems I can.
Dennis Dever http://www.haltertags.com
I got a couple of nameplates as a gift. They were friggin awesome. My friend got them at Bridleplates.com. Ive been back there to purchase as gifts for others. They have so many different options. My had cute scrolls on the side.