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This may be a very silly question...<br><br>
I prefer to make my own pocket diapers, and DS is at a stage where he can open the aplix on them. I'm interested in snaps, specifically the resin ones, but I don't have a snap press.<br><br>
I do, however, have a snap 'tool,' which basically aligns the snap inbetween plastic plates and you hammer it on.<br><br>
Can I hammer on resin snaps, or do I need an big, expensive press?<br><br>
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You can't hammer plastic snaps. You *can* use a drill press (or modified arbor press) with the snap press dies, or I have heard that you can use a 4" C-clamp and snap press dies (and patience).<br><br>
I have a drill press that I use as a snap press. It works really well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> If you have access to a drill press, I'd be happy to take some more pics and put together a little tutorial.<br><br>
Metal snaps will *work* for dipes, but they are really expensive. A snap press can always be resold as well, so don't forget to factor that in to the price <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<a href="http://www.wazoodles.com" target="_blank">www.wazoodles.com</a> has snap presses with the dies and snaps for cheap right now but you have to wait for shipping. it's a promotion, I think they just started carrying them.
 

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I wouldn't order from Wazoodle. They have awful customer service.<br><br>
I can't say any more than that without violating the UA, but I have just gone through a whole fiasco with them. I won't *ever* order *anything* from them again, no matter how cheaply they are selling it.<br><br>
I got my snap-press dies to use with a drill press from <a href="http://www.verybaby.com" target="_blank">One Stop Diaper Shop/Very Baby</a><br>
They sell their own brand, although it will work with KAM snaps (the kind most commonly found in co-ops).<br><br>
The Snap Store sells KAM presses, dies, and snaps, and I've heard they have very fast shipping.
 
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