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May 09, 2020

Just starting out? Go to Section 1.

Already have a press? Go to Section 2.


SECTION 1.

Add a PRESS.

Not sure which press you need? Click here for full comparison.

Otherwise, add one of these presses to your cart:

Then proceed to Section 3.

Don't worry!
We always double check press orders for completeness before shipping, so we'll email you if your order doesn't look quite right. As long as you have the press and the fasteners in your cart, we can make sure you have the appropriate attachments. (Be sure to check spam!)

  • If at any time you get too confused, you can request a personalized package by providing this information.

SECTION 2.

If you already have a press, check if you need an ADAPTER:
(Our dies may not fit some presses without an adapter.)

  • For the KX8J pro-handheld or KX-T2 pro-standup, an adapter is *not* needed.
  • For the heavy duty DK93 table press, the DK93-KX adapter base is needed. (Only 1 adapter is needed per press. Check to see if you already have this from a prior order.)
  • If you have a different heavy duty table press, please email judy@kamsnap.com for assistance.

Then proceed to Section 3.

Request a review!
You can always request in the ORDER NOTES box at checkout that we review your order.


SECTION 3.

Add DIES & FASTENERS.
Click on the fasteners you want to add below.

  • Add the rivets to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
    • For purse straps: 10mm rivets generally recommended for vinyl straps, and 8mm for fabric straps--though there is some overlap.
    • For key fobs, snap tabs, decorative purposes: 8mm, 6mm, or crystal rivets
  • Add the rivet dies in the same size as your rivets.
    • If using 9mm double cap rivets (from another source; we don't carry that size), select the 10mm dies.
  • Add the crystal rivets to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
  • Add the grommets to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
    • For drawstrings on tote bags: 10mm, 12mm, or 17mm generally recommended.
    • For clothing: 7mm commonly for hoodies and waist strings, 10mm for overalls.
    • For key fobs & snap tabs: 4mm or 5mm.
  • Optional - Hole cutting dies - recommended for vinyl or several layers of sturdy fabric
    • If your material has NO stretch/give and doesn't fray/unravel at the cut, use hole cutting dies in the same size as your grommets.
    • If any of the above applies to your material, use a smaller hole cutting die size since the hole will enlarge. The more your fabric stretches and/or frays, the smaller the hole should be.
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip the snap through:
    • Hole cutting dies (2.5mm) - these cut out a full circle. Recommended for vinyl or several layers of sturdy fabric.
    • Awl piercing dies - these puncture a hole like an earring. Recommended for very dense material, or for fabric that you want to keep the weave intact.
    • Hand awl - Sufficient for thin fabric.
  • Add the utility snaps to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
  • Add the fashion snaps to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
  • Add pressing plates for shape cutters and logo embossing. Will only fit heavy duty table presses.
Click here to have a package customized for you.

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