KAM Snap Pliers with Awl and Free Snaps
KAM Snap Pliers: High quality pliers set for setting plastic resin snaps (poppers).
FREE! 320 snaps in primary colors*
- Try out your pliers
- Extra snaps for projects and crafts
For applying your KAM snaps you need snap pliers. Our pliers are made by KAM specifically for KAM snaps.
The snap plier kit contains:
- Screwdriver, used to change die sizes
- Metal rod, wider at the pressing end than the preloaded rod, used to apply size 22 snaps
- 4 cap dies: T-3 (size 14 - preloaded in the pliers), T-8B (size 16), T-5 (size 20), T8A (size 22)
- Bonus Awl, used to punch holes in your fabric before snapping, if desired
- Free Snaps! About 160 Caps, 80 sockets, 80 studs in a mix of colors
The T-5 size cap die is for size 20 snaps. T-5 is the same size as USA size 20 and is the usual size for cloth diapers. You can also use these pliers to apply smaller and larger sizes of KAM snaps. We stock size 20 snaps only.
KAM is the brand that is the gold standard for snaps in the cloth diaper industry. We sell the KAM HG plier model. The manufacturer does not offer a warranty on the pliers. KAM pliers and snaps may not be compatible with "Babyville" branded pliers and snaps.
*Bonus snaps are measured by volume, not by count, and contain our Primary mix of B3 White, B7 Yellow, B8 Bright Blue, B44 Pistachio, B54 Red, B55 Orange.
The manufacturer does not include any instructions and does not offer a warranty on the product.
How to use Snap Pliers:
- Setup: Insert the T-5 cap die. Look for the little letters embossed on it -- it is the middle (medium) size black die on the card. The T-5 (size 20) snap caps which we sell fit perfectly in it. Use the screwdriver to loosen and remove the pre-loaded T-3 (size 14) die, pop in the T-5 and tighten. Pliers are now ready to use!
- Prepunch the hole with the awl (optional) - if you get ripply PUL around your snaps, this can help.
- Insert your cap prong through the fabric, then position your stud or socket on top of the fabric on that prong.
- Position pliers so the the snap cap is sitting in the black die.
- Squeeze pliers to mash the cap point and affix the snap.
Snap doesn't click tight together - Be sure to mash down hard enough so that the cap prong becomes a flattened disk. This is particularly important if you are applying snaps to thin layers of fabric. If the center sticks up too high, the snap cannot click together.
Pliers is pressing unevenly - Tighten screws to reduce side-to-side movement of pliers. Use a thicker layer of fabric behind your snap(s). Switch out the metal pressing rod to use the one with wider pressing tip end (pull off the white rubber tip to see the difference).
How do I remove a snap? KAM snaps are really durable, which means they are tough to remove. If you can break off the circular bead of the squashed cap prong, the snap will come off. Ways to do this are: use a tiny eyeglass screwdriver to pry it off, or a soldering iron to melt it. Another method is to squeeze and crack the snap with pliers, but your fabric may get damaged.
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Instructional video available on YouTube
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2016
My first attempt to use the device resulted in the snap in place but the fabric was crinkled around it. :( I then web searched "apply KAM snaps" and found a wonderful little video on YouTube where a kind woman shows you not only how to apply the snaps but also how to get them to snap together better if they aren't and how to change the parts for different size snaps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ThHOltF5eE
The key I was missing is that you are supposed to stab your fabric first with the awl (looks like small ice pick with white handle). Then you put the snap pieces through your material. Then you can use the pliers to smash the pointy part on the cap flat inside the snap to keep the two pieces together. My second and third attempts at applying snaps worked like a charm, although I needed to put in some muscle at the end so the two snaps made a snapping sound when fastening and unfastening the snaps.
The snap package that comes with it colors are pretty well represented on in the picture above on the mac screen, except for the green, which looks a bit lighter than in the picture.
Easy and handy
Posted by Charlene on 22nd Aug 2016
I use these for many different sewing projects and replacing worn out or broken snaps. If you look up the Kam snap web site they have tons of great info and videos. Awesome product and easy to use even first timers should have no issue.
Posted by Tracey on 31st May 2016
I read all the instructions and reviews before buying this for craft projects. The instructions on this website were essential to using these pliers. I was confused however, when I noticed that the pliers were already loaded with the correct size. After some practice, I was accurate and got all my snaps attached securely. Can't wait to make more projects and use more snaps!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2016
We had snaps that were very hard to unfasten, and some that wouldn't snap at all. =(
Posted by Cheryl on 12th Mar 2016
I love this tool. So easy to use and the snaps are perfectly set each time. I'll never use metal snaps again. I love the different color options also. I can match them to my fabrics for my baby clothes business.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2015
Very easy to use.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Aug 2015
Very pleased with my Kam snap pliers. Easy to use with minimal effort
KAM snap pliers
Posted by brittney on 16th Jul 2015
I am mostly pleased with these snap pliers. They are easy to use and I have not had any problems with snaps breaking which I have heard about with other brands. The only issue I have with them is the screws... They need to be tightened before use (which I fine) but my pliers came with screws that are already badly stripped and its just about impossible to tighten them. I'm sure this is the fault of the manufacturer and not diapersewingsupplies.com, but it is frustrating
Love my kam snap kit!
Posted by Megan on 26th Jun 2015
If you are debating between kam snap pliers and snaps and a cheaper option I highly recommend you go with kam! I bought a cheap set first and they were horrible, everything about it! I finally ordered the kam set and they made a whole world of difference ! Amazing quality! Durable! I've already made 3 diapers for my son with them and can't wait to make more!
kam pliers are great
Posted by Unknown on 15th May 2015
Easy to use...
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Snap pliers may not be replaced or returned. KAM does not warranty this product. Please see product description for help using your pliers.