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KAM Snap Pliers with Awl and Free Snaps

  • KAM Snap Pliers with Free Snaps

    Product Description

    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:

    • Pliers
    • 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 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 B7 Yellow, B8 Bright Blue, 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.

    Warranty Information

    Snap pliers may not be replaced or returned. KAM does not warranty this product. Please see product description for help using your pliers.

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    1. great [...] 4 Star Review

      Posted by on 20th Mar 2015

      Product works great.. Recieved quickly

    2. Needs directions or tips. 4 Star Review

      Posted by 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.

    3. Satisfied returning customer 5 Star Review

      Posted by 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!

    4. kam snaps 4 Star Review

      Posted by 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)

    5. :) 4 Star Review

      Posted by on 7th Nov 2014

      good pliers,easy to use :)

    6. If you buy, buy from a supplier with a warranty 1 Star Review

      Posted by 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.

    7. easy to use 5 Star Review

      Posted by on 24th Aug 2014

      Great pliers, easy to use, worked perfect.

    8. Needs improvement 2 Star Review

      Posted by on 24th Jul 2014

      The rubber heads were damaged when I received the product. It was faster for me to go to a crest store and spend 3$ to buy replacements than it was to send product back for an exchange. It's tedious to change out the metal shanks. It takes about 10 minutes to do so. The screw and all parts have to be perfect or you risk stripping the threads

    9. Pliers are Great! 4 Star Review

      Posted by on 21st Jul 2014

      The pliers are much better than the ones I bought at Joanns! the snaps are not matched sets however, I am not sure I will even use most of them.

    10. Pliers and snaps work great 5 Star Review

      Posted by on 19th Jul 2014

      I used the pliers and snaps for the first time on a cloth diaper I made. It was a little awkward to use the pliers the first few snaps, but once I got the hang of it, they were very easy to use. I really love the look and feel of these snaps!

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