KAM Snap Pliers: High quality pliers set for setting plastic resin snaps (poppers).
FREE! 320 snaps in primary colors*
For applying your KAM snaps you need snap pliers. Our pliers are made by KAM specifically for KAM snaps.
The snap plier kit contains:
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 a high quality brand that is the gold standard for snaps in the cloth diaper industry. We sell the KAM HG plier model. 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 Fiesta mix of B3 White, B37 Natural, B44 Pistachio, B54 Red, B55 Orange.
The manufacturer does not include any instructions.
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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Posted by Alina on 6th Apr 2015
My pliers were kind of defective but we managed to fix it by adding some tiny washers. Now it works fine, the snaps stay in place and do snap correctly.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2015
So I was using babyville pplies before but found out about Kam pliers and kam snaps and I'm a believer!! Love my Kam pliers
Posted by Manon on 30th Mar 2015
Never worked with KAM snaps before, but with the tutorial this was very easy to apply!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Mar 2015
Product works great.. Recieved quickly
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jan 2015
The pliers work fine and the snaps seem adequate. I did have to google the directions, but that worked. I seem to press the snaps askew and broke 5 sets, but have the hang of it now.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2015
I'm happy with the quality of my purchase. My kam snap pliers work very well and are easy to use. Wouldn't shop for my diaper supplies anywhere else!
Posted by JESSICA DUNN on 2nd Dec 2014
It came already prepped for the right cap size. Which is good because there's no directions and I googled what to do with the other heads. Good mix of snap covers, just wish there were even amounts of caps vs snaps. (Hope that makes sense)
Posted by Unknown on 7th Nov 2014
good pliers,easy to use :)
Posted by Jackie on 3rd Sep 2014
After reading reviews on this site, I thought I was getting quality pliers. I only applied snaps to 5 diapers when the pliers jammed and the shaft wouldn't budge! I'm pretty handy, so after taking these completely apart, it is the shaft that has torqued and jammed (it's cheap pot metal construction - they all are).
I contacted customer service to see about broken pliers being replaced, and there is no replacement regardless of when purchased, etc. Reviews on other sites are more inline with what I experienced - some pliers last while others break. I'd recommend buying from a supplier with a warranty if you are going to take a leap on these.
Posted by Helen on 24th Aug 2014
Great pliers, easy to use, worked perfect.
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