Coil Zipper Slider
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
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.
Having trouble with your zipper? Use our Zipper Identification tool to identify and help diagnose your zipper.