Coil Zipper Slider
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Having trouble with your zipper? Use our Zipper Identification tool to identify and help diagnose your zipper.
Background and Identification ¶
Similar to snaps, zippers are used to fasten two sections of material together. Unlike snaps, zippers form a complete closure between the two sections using interlocking teeth, pulled together or separated by means of a plastic or metal zipper pull. Zippers fail in several places, and consequently repairs range from replacing a slider to replacing the whole zipper.