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Dies & Parts for Snap Pliers

 

Which snap pliers do you have? Parts for one model are *not* compatible with the other. If you have the K1 pliers, you must use K1 parts.  If you have the K2 pliers, you must use K2 parts.  Not all parts are available for both models.

 

Note about Metal Shanks & Rubber Heads: for K1 Model:

The metal shanks (ie. bolt, rod) come in 2 sizes, one with a smaller tip and the other with a larger tip.  You will need a "small" rubber head to fit the metal shank with the smaller tip, and a "large" rubber head to fit the shank with the larger tip.  Most people will never use the "large" shank/rubber head.

 

     The small shank is approximately 3mm wide at the tip and is generally sufficient for #14 through #22, as well as heart and star, plastic snaps. We now offer 2 styles of "small" shanks. If you are replacing an existing shank that has worked well for you, we suggest you continue to use the same style. 

 

  • Photo 7a shows a newer style shank with a dome/concave tip. This is ideal for #20 and #22 snaps. 

 

  • Photo 7b shows a shank with a bullseye tip. This is ideal for #16 and #14 snaps, although it is very commonly used for #20 and #22 too.

 

     The large shank is approximately 4-5mm at the tip and is generally recommended for #22 and larger snaps. The large can also be used for #20 sockets to achieve a flatter press.  Do not use with #20 studs or any part of a smaller size, as it may crush the snap.

 

 
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Customer Reviews
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Name:
Belinda Germain
Date:
07/28/2015
Review:
Love Kam Snaps, easy, great assortment of colors and work great.
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Christina mclamb
Date:
11/18/2014
Review:
I'm glad you sell replacement pieces my snap pliers piece has been damaged from doing so m many snaps. Just wish it came with a spare rubber press piece. #5 and sometimes its hard to get fabric between the pliers to use the snap pliers
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Bbearscabin Marcie Bagley
Date:
10/16/2014
Review:
Love my pronged stud die! So glad that you sell one for pliers! Works great!
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Marte from Norway
Date:
06/28/2012
Review:
The dies are easy to switch and use. The star cap fits perfectly with the star caps. You MUST buy this die to the star caps, the number 20 is too small and doesn't fit..
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Lisa N.
Date:
07/08/2010
Review:
I have been a fan of KAM SNAPS for a while and completely LOVE their products. I was having the same issue with the new rubber head for the new dies, so I emailed Judy and she promptly responsed and sent me to this link for find the answer. Thanks Judy! Makes a more sense now. Now that I have the old rubber head back on, Loving the new dies!!! Thanks Kam Snaps =D
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Judy P
Date:
06/26/2010
Review:
Pos---centers the cap easier, pressing isn't as strained... Neg---VERY hard to place cap/part between pliers to squeeze. I use long pronged snaps so it makes the pliers unuseable with new dies... Boo to that! (KAMsnaps: Please refer to the note on our blog. If using "GF" pliers, the new dies are not recommended for long prong snaps.)
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CATHY
Date:
06/09/2010
Review:
I love the new style die for snap pliers. I was having trouble applying the sockets with the old die that wouldn't come off but the new die seems to have solved that problem.
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Kelley Seyller
Date:
05/06/2010
Review:
The new dies are wonderful. I did have some issues with the rubber stopper being too big, but after reading the blog post I just went back to the old black rubber stopper. I enjoy that the snap is help firmly in the die and no longer wiggles. Makes snapping a breeze.
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Stacy
Date:
05/05/2010
Review:
This set is just OK in my opinion because while the dies do fit the size snaps perfectly (especially nice for the usual diaper size 20) the die itself is taller than the previous kind. This makes the new rubber pressing head impossible to use with the new die because you can't fit it around the snap. I have to use my old rubber pressing head w/ the new die and it's still a tight fit. (KAMsnaps: If you are using "GF" pliers, you need to cut a piece off the white rubber head to make the rubber shorter, thereby increasing your clearance.)
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Narelle
Date:
05/03/2010
Review:
These new dies make centering the cap very easy! The only problem is that I find that they could do with a little more clearance, as I find it takes some fiddling to get the fabric/snaps in between the die and the pressing head. (only a single layer of fabric too) I don't know if you could safely trim the pressing head to fix the problem? Other than this issue they do a great job! (KAMsnaps: If you are using "GF" pliers, you need to cut a piece off the white rubber head to make the rubber shorter, thereby increasing your clearance.)
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Cathy L.
Date:
05/02/2010
Review:
I just love the new dies....they make snap installation much quicker and easier!
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Dawn Janis
Date:
05/02/2010
Review:
I bought not one, but two sets of the replacement dies for the pliers.. one for me and one for a gift to my sister who I recently turned on to your products. Centering the snaps is much easier and I appreciate you taking the time to find a solution to a previously tricky problem. I am truly a fan of KAM!
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Lynda Stickler
Date:
05/02/2010
Review:
VERY disappointed. the higher design size makes it so you can't get the snap between them. you REALLY have to fight to get even thin material and regular snap into pliers. (KAMsnaps: If you are using "GF" pliers, you need to cut a piece off the white rubber head to make the rubber shorter, thereby increasing your clearance.)
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caroline hoffman
Date:
04/25/2010
Review:
I just got these in the mail today and I love it! I swapped the size 20 out right away with the new style and applied some snaps. It was so much easier and no more lining things up. This is great I let the ladies on the cloth diaper sewing blog on babycenter know that you have a better updated version of the dies :) Thank You
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Alexis S
Date:
04/24/2010
Review:
I'm a big fan of the newer kind. I bought my pliers, and a set of these at the same time. Just to try them both out, I used the "original" kind first, it was a bit of a pain. I use size 20 snaps, and it was irritating to have the cap not sit secure. The newer cap holds the size 20 wonderfully! No sliding. The rubber head is slightly tilted. Also, with how it is taller, it is impossible to change the die with the rubber head on. You have to take out the rubber head "bar", put in the die, then put on the rubber head. All worth it for the better fit if you ask me.
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Tara N.
Date:
04/11/2010
Review:
the pliers I bought are great and easy to use, not hard on the hands at all. the only thing i don't like about them is the dies make it hard to position the snaps.
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