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).
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 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.
Posted by Jackie 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
Posted by Unknown 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.
Posted by Keely 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!
Posted by Marisela Tome on 27th Jun 2014
These snaps are awesome, once they're on they aren't coming off! So, make sure and double check you're putting the right snaps in the right spot before you clamp them.
Also, the pliers are super easy to use, but a few of the screws keep coming kinda loose, so i often have to tighten them so they don't wiggle while clamping and throwing off the snap alignment.
Posted by Adele on 7th Jun 2014
Very simple to use.
I didn't mind the mixed colors as they went great with the free PUL sample I received!
Posted by MAFB on 6th Jun 2014
Although it looks cheap at first this thing works! Easy to use
Posted by MLC on 4th May 2014
I bought Babyville snaps and pliers first and they were awful. These are like night and day. Cannot recommend enough.
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 :)
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