KAM Snaps Basic Pliers vs Professional Handheld Press

April 11, 2019

What are the differences between the K1 / K2 basic pliers and the KX8J professional handheld press?

KAMsnaps Basic Pliers and Professional Handheld Press KX8J

On paper, the 2 tools may seem very similar because they're both handheld.  But they are actually quite different.

  • The basic pliers can only install plastic snaps. 
  • The professional handheld press is more like a handheld version of our table press.  Not only can it install plastic snaps, but it can also assemble metal snaps, grommets, rivets, key fob hardware, and cover buttons, plus perform a range of other functions like punching holes and removing snaps.  It's also built with a mechanism that makes pressing down much easier, making it ideal for those who suffer from arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, or other hand, wrist, or grip weakness.

Here's a video explaining these and many more differences:

  • You can find a complete comparison chart summary of all our tools here
  • Click here for a guide to choosing the right tool for your needs.

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