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  1. #1
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    Default How to attach halter/bridle plates?

    I wanted to order halter plates and maybe bridle plates. Haltertags.com gives you 3 options to attach them with. Their site doesn't help with the decision.
    I emailed them and never got a response.

    Copper rivets
    Chicago screws
    Brass wood screws

    Which one do I pick??



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    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.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

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    The last halter plate I ordered came with rivets too short to use, anyway, so it didn't matter.

    I just take mine to ye olde shoe repair shop, and let the nice little man put there them on. Costs me 5 bucks.
    I never rode a broke horse but then maybe I'm a sorry hand. - Ray Hunt

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    Chicago screws. (Removable and don't do any damage, but use some thread locker like Loctite, to stop them coming undone)

    Chicago screw; http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/home/1290-051.aspx
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    The chicago screw looks like a good choice. I'm guessing I'll just use a drill to put the holes in.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky Boy View Post
    The chicago screw looks like a good choice. I'm guessing I'll just use a drill to put the holes in.
    or use a nail and a quick tap with a hammer...
    Cindy



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    It should come with holes. That's why they asked you what type of attachment you wanted. Each type would require a different sized hole. A hole punch should suffice for the halter.

    Look at this picture; http://www.haltertags.com/products/5...Nameplate.html
    Last edited by Equibrit; Jul. 11, 2010 at 12:25 AM.
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    We always have a farrier burn the holes in if it's a nylon halter.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.



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    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.



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    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



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    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.



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