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May 09, 2020

Just starting out?
Follow the guide below to add what you need.

  • Start with 1. ADD A PRESS below, then click on each fastener you want to add.

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.

 


Already have a press? 

First, check if you need 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 so that our dies will fit your 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, order the DIES :

  • Click on the fastener from the list below for direct links to the dies needed.

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


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

Otherwise, add one of these presses to your cart (leave the drop-down boxes at their default):

(All products relating to double cap rivets are listed here.)
  • 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, select the 10mm dies.
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip your rivet through:
    • Hole cutting dies (2.5mm) - these cut out a full circle. Recommended for vinyl, light- to mid-weight leather, or several layers of sturdy fabric.
    • Awl piercing dies - these puncture a hole like an earring. Recommended for dense leather or webbing.
    • Hand awl - Sufficient for thin fabric.
(All products relating to magnetic snap rivets are listed here.)
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip your rivet 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.
(All products relating to grommets are listed here.)
  • 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.
(All products relating to jean buttons are listed here.)
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip your jean button through:
(All products relating to plastic snaps are listed here.)
  • 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.
(All products relating to open-ring or pearl snaps are listed here.)
(All products relating to utility line snaps are listed here.)
  • Add the utility snaps to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip your 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.
(All products relating to fashion snaps are listed here.)
  • Add the fashion snaps to your cart. Select the size from the drop-down box.
  • Optional - Add one of the following to make a hole in your fabric to slip your 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.
(All products relating to key fob hardware are listed here.)
(All other dies are listed here.)
  • 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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