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<a href="http://www.sewshoppe.com/snaps.shtml#snp20" target="_blank">http://www.sewshoppe.com/snaps.shtml#snp20</a><br><br>
The snap setter is only $9 and then the cost for the snaps. I've considered getting this combination for mama pads but I thought I'd bounce that thought off of the pro's here! Anyone have any experience with these snaps and the setter?<br><br>
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I've poo pooed the setter many times on sight, but out of desparation borrowed and used one this weekend ... it ROCKS! I set the last of my snaps for an order at Joann's fabrics and had several amazed onlookers. The "too good to be true" feeling I got while reading the description turned into amazement -- it should be too good to be true, but it IS true! Highly recommend it. So glad I didn't dump money into a snap press.
 

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Oh, thanks for that link. I want to try snaps, but didn't wan to spend the $ on a snap press. I can definetly afford to try it out w/ one of those. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
What size snaps should I use for diapers and/or kids clothes?<br><br>
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Most people use size 16. I think the snapsource press is designed only for use with snapsource snaps though, unless you can find other long-prong snaps. If you buy larger snaps, there is a size 24 adapter.
 

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I have heard that the metal snaps' paint gets chipped off as the items are washed. Maybe the plain metal ones would be good.<br><br>
Also, I'm not sure those snaps are the best deal in the long run if you are looking to make many items (as for a business), although I cannot see if a bulk price is offered. It's possible to get 100 packs of the resin snaps (which require a snap press) for around 3.75 from a co-op. This is much cheaper than the SnapSource snaps.
 

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Well, the pros are definitely the low cost and availability.....but the biggest con in my book is that the hammering and hammering and hammering will eventually drive you so freaking nuts that you'll either stop using snaps on things, or you'll shell out for a press <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Jan (who I borrowed from) says it only takes one strike; I use two strikes of the hammer per snap for extra security. It's a whole different animal from standard hammer snap tools.
 

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Well for my limited use I think they'd be perfect as long as they work well. I mean to add on to a few mama pads and perhaps an occasional diaper - they'll probably be great. I'll put them on my Christmas list! :LOL<br><br>
Thank you so much for the information - I would never DREAM of going into business, not only would I have to get way better at sewing but it takes me far too long for a $10 profit per diaper! Sewing my own diapers has totally upped my already healthy respect for WAHM's! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I've used metal snaps on 15-20 diapers (for my babe and a couple others), and I've never had any problems with the snaps coming lose or paint chipping off, and I wash my dipes a lot! I'm moving on to touch tape now though (the next set of diapers will most likely take my DS through potty learning, so I need something easy to take off), and I won't miss the time hammering. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Happy potty'ing Karlin! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was just looking at those again a couple of days ago. When I first looked into diaper-making stuff, I read that it was a huge pain to hammer, etc, so I just went with touchtape, which I actually really like for diapers. But I was just eyeing them with kids clothes in mind. I don't think I'd end up wanting to use them enough to justify a hundred dollar snap press, but for some things, like snaps on inner legs (especially if there is a baby number two some day) I think they'd be really nice. I think they might be nice for kids jackets, too. So I'm happy I found this thread because I was really on the fence...<br><br>
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That is what I used for momma pads, worked great. If you are just doing a couple of snaps at a time it is perfect. If you are doing hundreds of snaps you will need the big one. Let me know how it goes.
 
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