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 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.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Oct 2013
I like my new pliers. They are smooth and easy to use. Right after I purchased them, I found pliers elsewhere for less. But I love the customer service at Diaper Sewing Supplies, so I'm keeping them.
Posted by Paloma Castellanos on 27th Jul 2013
I would like the explanations of how to use the product to be more specific, but the overall product is very good.
Posted by Jacki on 19th Jul 2013
After using horrible snap tools my entire life, I avoided snaps like the plague but I needed to finish some postpartum mama cloth and I wanted snaps so I ordered this.
I was dancing a happy dance after my first snaps went on without a hitch. Watch the video for sure:
Posted by Rachael on 28th May 2013
I went into this all sorts of confident, looks so easy, I thought. I got one diaper done, and it works fine, but the rod wasn't evenly smooshed down (it all still snaps). They do still work. I have an idea to try (take the white rubber bit off to line everything up better), but we will see.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jan 2013
I've done metal snaps and grommets before with other tools, and this is so much easier. I was concerned about hand fatigue, but it is no problem. The prong "squishes" easily.
Posted by Natalie on 7th Dec 2012
I just received these pliers a few days ago, but already I have used them to make a pocket diaper! They are really easy to use once you find the instructions online (kind of inconvenient... http://www.kamsnaps.com/Beginner-s-Guide-13.html <-- this site has awesome directions, and a troubleshooting guide). If the instructions were included I would have given 5 stars. I am loving these pliers and will surely find more uses for them!!! DSS even included a scrap of matching PUL (my free gift) for the turquoise snaps I ordered along with the pliers. DSS rocks :)
Posted by Unknown on 13th Nov 2012
My pliers arrived with the base that the die sits on so tilted that I could not attach a size 16 stud without ruining it. I tried filing down the aluminum base to make it level, then finally put a couple layers of tape under one side of the die to level it. After that fix, the pliers work fine.
DSS: We wish you had contacted us! The pliers should not be like this and we would have replaced them for you.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2012
They work fine, the center is off a little so it wrecked a couple of my snaps.
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