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post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by andisunshine View Post
FYI, I have a snap press from OSDiaperShop. Snaps from the Snapstore WILL NOT work with my press. The Snapstore sells KAM snaps. However, if you order from Serena in China, her press package is a great startup cost and her dies are the same as from the Snapstore, so you could reorder KAM snaps from the Snapstore. Or reorder from Serena, she sells sets of 100 KAM snaps for $5, and I think shipping is included. From the Snapstore they are $8 for 100 sets.
At any rate, if I had a choice to do it over again I would order from Serena. OSDS is spendy, they charge a lot for shipping and you can't get the snaps anywhere else. On top of that, I had a problem with my snap press a few months back, e-mailed OSDS for help and they never replied. Luckily I had just stumbled upon the Diaper Sewing Divas website and those awesome ladies had the anwers I needed!
Oh, and ETA: If you need dies, Serena sells them for $15 a set. The Snapstore will sell the same one for $28.
Did you buy the regular or industrial dies from osds?
post #22 of 52
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Originally Posted by boingo82 View Post
Did you buy the regular or industrial dies from osds?
I have the industrial dies.
post #23 of 52
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Originally Posted by andisunshine View Post
I have the industrial dies.
So do I, but I'm happy with them.
If you had bought the standard dies, they would work with the snaps from other carriers. In fact you could still get the other dies for your press and buy snaps elsewhere if you want.
post #24 of 52
You know, I have been looking to get another set of dies. I really want a KAM die set, since I can order snaps from a few different places if I want. So as soon as I get some spending $$ I will have to decide where from! I'm happy with the set I have now but want a different size.
post #25 of 52
I keep thinking I want the littler sz 16 ones (I have 20s now) but haven't bought them yet. Honestly the last thing i need is more craft supplies. I still want 'em though.
post #26 of 52
so I just got my snap press from the snap store... how the heck do I use it?!? It came with no directions, and nothing labeled. I got the 18/20 die set, and only one piece is labeled 18 (I think the top) and I don't know what the others are. I got size 18 snaps.

I guess when buying an industrial item they think you will already know how to use it, but it is still annoying to not have any instructions with it!
post #27 of 52
Here's the link on their site for the instructions for the snap press. I have the KAM press and we use it almost daily (not just for snaps!) and love it!!
post #28 of 52
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Originally Posted by boingo82 View Post
I keep thinking I want the littler sz 16 ones (I have 20s now) but haven't bought them yet. Honestly the last thing i need is more craft supplies. I still want 'em though.
How funny! I have 16's but want the 20's! And yeah, I don't need them.
post #29 of 52
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Originally Posted by maeveypoo View Post
Here's the link on their site for the instructions for the snap press. I have the KAM press and we use it almost daily (not just for snaps!) and love it!!
I'm curious. What else do you use your press for?
post #30 of 52
Excellent, thanks! The hex tools were stuck in the bottom of the box so I didn't know they were there. I couldn't figure out how to get the top part to stay and the pins weren't squishing well. I got it now! DH has been snapping our dishtowels.
post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by andisunshine View Post
I'm curious. What else do you use your press for?
As a hole punch We make medieval and renaissance costumes, so we use a lot of grommets and punch holes for the chicago screws we use for our belts.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by binxsmom View Post
i bought a snap press from serena on amitymama. she is an ex pat living in china and ships from there. it's a great package deal including a kam snap press, 1,000 snaps and shipping for $100. shipping takes several weeks though. for $125, she ships air (or something like that) and you'll get it in 3 weeks. she has great feedback and i love my press.

this is this info that she provided:

I sell KAM presses, in a package that includes
everything you need to get started. The package
includes:
**press
**set of size 20 dies for resin snaps
**set of size 16 dies dies for resin snaps
**$50 worth of resin snaps, you pick colors and sizes.

****This press does not apply metal snaps, rivets or
eyelets****
I know this thread is really old- I found it googling snap presses- does she still do this? Where would I find more info?

Thanks!
Cara
post #33 of 52
Ok, I just joined the group as well. I guess I am not understanding the cost of everything.

Is ordering from Serena cheaper and better? I have seen presses for $62. Are the snaps really that much more expensive elsewhere.? I guess I am having trouble navigating through the group so far.
post #34 of 52
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me too...
post #35 of 52
Ugh, I'm really frustrated with mine. It's not consistant. Often it just doesn't squish the snaps down enough and they won't snap together. I try and try again- I tightened the bolt that seems to make it squish down more...better- but still not dependable.

It's frustrating when you put time into making something, then you are scared to snap it because they might not work! I need to figure out a solution.
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by Ell-Bell View Post
Ugh, I'm really frustrated with mine. It's not consistant. Often it just doesn't squish the snaps down enough and they won't snap together. I try and try again- I tightened the bolt that seems to make it squish down more...better- but still not dependable.

It's frustrating when you put time into making something, then you are scared to snap it because they might not work! I need to figure out a solution.
I have the KAM snap press and find that if I don't get a good enough compression then I'll see that middle piece sticking up a bit. If I just place it back in the press and press down again, it'll take care of it and the snaps fit. As long as you fit the snap to the die again, you should be able to compress it more than once.

ETA - I just read that you have the 18/20 die set, so I'm not *positive* my method will work. I have the size 16 die set.
post #37 of 52
I just bought one from a fellow WAHM last night via Craigs List! Yeah for me!
post #38 of 52
post #39 of 52
Hey! I haven't been here in ages but was looking for reviews on snap presses and here I am, cool!:

I am looking to put metal halo or open snaps on my mama pads....
Any opinions on the best press? Is plastic really easier? How does it last? I like the heavy duty feel/look of metal as a selling point...
I'm looking at thesnapstore KAM model, do you like it for metal snaps?
Thanks!
post #40 of 52
is the snap store really the best deal in town?

I have heard they have great shipping, but I must be far away fromt ehm because it cost an arm and a leg and a torso to ship to me
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