KAM Snap Pliers: High quality pliers set for setting plastic resin snaps (poppers).
FREE! 320 snaps in multi-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 a mix of exclusive custom colors not sold in store.
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).
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Posted by Elizabeth on 12th Apr 2014
I've sewn for years & used many snaps. This is by far the easiest snap installation ever. I read the instructions, watched the video & now I have perfect diaper covers. I would have given this product 5 stars, but the free snap assortment was a little strange in color assortment. I realize that it's bulk & says so. I could not make a whole 16 snap cover with the same color. So I used a multicolor PUL & let my imagination go. The cover turned out perfect :)
Posted by Sarah on 10th Apr 2014
Love all the different color choices with the Kam snap pliers!! So easy to use too! I am very pleased with my purchase! Thanks!
Posted by Lisa on 25th Feb 2014
I had my doubts that I would be able to easily work with these pliers and snaps. After watching the video (YouTube), I put on my first set of snaps without a hitch! Yay!!
Posted by Beston Originals on 20th Feb 2014
These are the 2nd pair I have purchased! The other pair I literally wore the rubber off it! It lasted for over two years and many diaper makings daily! I got a new tip and we are using both pair! The free snaps were a plus! I love the color variations I had never seen before in this pack!
Posted by Shewhosews on 8th Feb 2014
The KAM pliers are fantastic, and the mixed bag-o-snaps led to some adorable clowny diapers. I wondered how strong the snaps would attach, until I messed up on one and had to take it out. Wow, those things aren't going anywhere! And I didn't need crushing hand strength to get them good and secure.
I'm so glad I ordered these pliers vs. getting other brands at the local box store. KAM really is the best.
PS. Do look up instructions online!
Posted by Lelah on 23rd Jan 2014
I have used Velcro for several years and loved it because it seemed so easy. I wasn't sure I was really ready to commit to snaps since it looked like a lot more work. But I finally caved and bought the pliers. And, oh golly, I love them! I should have switched over so much sooner!
Posted by Wendy on 23rd Jan 2014
It has finger ridges so it doesn't slip when your using it
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jan 2014
The instructions leave much to be desired but the pliers work great after I figured them out on my own. The variety of snap colors that I received are sort of weird but I love the ease that they snap and unsnap.
Over all the products are great.
Posted by Liz on 30th Oct 2013
Since I figured out which cap die to use, every snap goes on just right! They're easy to use- just what I needed.
Posted by jean freye on 10th Oct 2013
I love these snaps. I was afraid to use the metal snaps because I never new if I would get them in correctly. After a short learning curve I would not hesitate to use snaps on any project.
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