Thursday, July 14, 2011

WIN A SNAP PRESS: Review your Press or Pliers (Closed)

We currently have 2240 Facebook fans. That means our prize pool is currently 1 press + 4 pliers (5 winners total)! 2 more winners for pliers will be added for every 100 new fans, and if we reach 3000 fans by the end of this giveaway, we'll give away a total of 2 presses + 18 pliers! For complete giveaway rules and details in case you missed it earlier, visit http://kamsnaps.blogspot.com/2011/07/kamsnapscom-2000-facebook-fan-snap.html.

Remember, to qualify as a winner, you'll need to "like" us on Facebook first.

To enter today to win a snap press or one of several snap pliers:

If you have used our press or pliers:

1) Go to KAMsnaps.com and write a review for either your press or your pliers.

Reviews for pliers can be left here: http://www.kamsnaps.com/Pliers-for-Plastic-Snaps/Pliers-for-Plastic-Snaps-p116.html (scroll down to the bottom and click on the Add Review link)

Reviews for presses can be left here: http://www.kamsnaps.com/Snap-Press-amp-Dies/Snap-Press-Dies-not-included-Free-US-Shipping-p112.html (scroll down to the bottom and click on the Add Review link)

If you have previously written a review, you can write a follow-up review. Please note FOLLOW-UP in your review.

Please be honest in your reviews as both the good and the bad can be very helpful to people looking into using them for the first time.

2) Once you have left your review at KAMsnaps.com, come back here and leave a comment stating that you have done so. Include the name you left the review under and for which product.

If you have NOT used our press or pliers:

3) Please do not leave a review at KAMsnaps.com but instead go to either of the review pages noted above, select a review that you found most helpful and copy & paste it into a comment to this post. (Note: we've changed this requirement a couple of times. If you've already left a comment before the change, it's OK to just leave it as it was.)

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Be sure to leave your email address in your comment, in the form of sales at kamsnaps dot com (to combat those spambots) if you want us to contact you if you win.

Limit 1 comment to this post, but check back on our blog tomorrow for another chance to enter. Giveaway ends on 8/1. Winners will be drawn from among all daily entries and will have 48 hours to contact us to claim their prize.

71 comments:

beccajoy said...

I have heard wonderful things about your pliers and press in one of my cloth diaper sewing groups on Facebook!

beccajmann at gmail dot com

Amber said...

left a review for snap press. amber ajhill00 at yahoo dot com

tami33kaye said...
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TheLangs said...

Left a review under Nicole L.

primaballerina2009 at gmail dot com

Trudy said...

I do not have either your Press or Pliers. I have heard wonderful things about the press being so easy to use! I have heard the pliers are a little difficult to use and can hurt your hands. I would love to try either though!
tmowell at cinci dor rr dot com

Rishel said...

ive heard that the pliars after a bit urt the hands, but they are over all really well, heard from a friend on facebook.

babydraco_18_2006 at yahoo dot com

Lacee said...

I have not used them yet, but I have heard great things from quite a few cloth diaper making WHAMs about your products... one of the most heard has been that pliers are great and they get the job done but a press is better and less "work" =)

irishgirlforgod AT yahoo DOT com

Misty said...

I've heard nothing but GREAT things about KAMsnaps and their customer service. Even the 'cosmetic defect' pliers have great reviews and many can't even tell why they are labeled as such.

Most of my information comes from the cloth diaper sewing 101 board on BabyCenter, but also your own website and a couple of other diaper related places rave about all of your products.

mlgillespi at gmail dot com

samikins81 said...

I have heard they your pliers work excellent and are easy to use! I have also hear that if you are doing a lot of snaps in one sitting the pliers cam hurt your hands so the press is way better for applying a lot of snaps at once because they do not hurt your hands
Chotee_81@hotmail.com

ezeldabeth said...

i have heard nothing but wonderful things about your product...i can't remember specific blogs (usually cloth diapering blogs)...but everywhere i 'turn' bloggers are singing your praises... i have used all sorts of snaps and have never been satisfied with the results...i would love to be one of the winners!

zelda at odditycomics dot com

(i wonder how long it will take for the spambots to overcome our sidestepping of them... stupid spambots)

tami33kaye said...

I have heard wonderful things about your pliers and snaps from another cloth diapering momma on Facebook.
tami33kaye at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

I've already written a review for my awesome snap press, the 98, under Wendy.

I just want to say that I LOVE my snap press and use it for most sewing projects. One down side to my snap press is having to use the wrench to change out the dies verses just having screw them in. I wouldn't trade my press for anything!! It is one of the few tools I use that I'd fight over if someone tried to take it!! My sewing machine falls into that category as well!

wendydobesh at gmail dot com

Sunflower Joy said...

I wrote a review as Brooke S. Thank you so much

anjellfire at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Left a comment for the pliers! Name on the review is Jen.

mrs dot jen dot christopher at gmail dot com

Paula said...

I left my review for the Pliers under the name Paula.
pjgraff at hotmail dot com

andbob25 said...

Found this one helpful!

I love my snap press. It is SO EASY to use! It does NOT require a lot of force, and the snaps are very strong and secure. The press is not only easy to use, but applying snaps is so much FASTER! I wish I had a snap press YEARS ago. I love all of the color choices available! The service is reliable and QUICK! I use the snap press to apply snaps on numerous sewing projects: small wallets, tote bags, embroidered and plain ribbon bracelets, shirts, laptop cases, storage covers, and many other items. It is GREAT!

kims_ebay at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Don't have a press (yet) but here's a review I liked....

Name:
Danielle
Date:
01/24/2011
Review:
first of all it says something about the snap press that everyone has chosen to review on t his item alone! I am IN LOVE with my snap press and you won't find it cheaper anywhere else. it is shipped very securely and the staff is unbelievably helpful and assisting you through the shopping process. whether its what size dies to buy or which type of snap you should use; metal/plastic, size 20 or 16...they will help you select the best items for your project. I personally shopped around for a month before i realized i was not going to get a better deal. my only regret was not buying more snaps with my initial purchase...i love this snap press and if i were to be looking to buy one again, is would come here in a heartbeat,..they simply cannot be beat!!!

Kim said...

Wrote a review for the pliers under the name Kim.

krotzing at yahoo dot com

Michelle Smith said...

I have not bought a snap press or pliers from you, but I do like the review given here:

Name:
Sue
Date:
05/11/2011
Review:
I am in heaven!!! My pliers and snaps arrived today and I just finished off a lot of bibs that were "in waiting". I have always dreaded putting snaps on things because of the difficulty. I worked along with the tutorial, learned this in all of 2 minutes and I won't ever look back. I am totally hooked and can now honestly say that I LOVE doing snaps. Thanks for the great product!!!

Michelle

detroitgirl77 at gmail dot com

mekjsk2000 said...

Name: Darlene Bruce
Date: 04/04/2010
Review: I recently purchased a pair of the pliers for plastic snaps. I am really happy with the purchase. I received the pliers in the mail very quickly. I found the online instructions and videos to be very informative. I watched the tutorials prior to setting up the pliers. I had an easy time replacing the plunger for the size 20 snaps.

I tried the pliers for the first time on a mama pad that had lost its metal snap. I had no problem applying the snap and the resulting snap works great. I love that the first snap I applied works and looks great.

I followed the guidelines on the tutorial for centering the snap parts and made sure everything was centered prior to pressing the handle. I actually turned the handle over and pressed with both hands to secure the snaps after I did the initial press. I think for personal use the snap pliers are great and a lot easier than anything I have tried previously.

I have used metal snaps and a hammer previously and the snap pliers are far superior. Another wonderful bonus is the wide array of colors available for the plastic snaps.

I am looking forward to purchasing more snaps and using them on my cloth diapers and covers. Overall I am really happy with my purchase and the customer service.

mefish32 at hotmail dot com

kathryn said...

I left a review for the snap press. Kathryn - pumpkinpatchbaby @ gmail.com

k8thagr8 said...

i left my review (a follow-up) for the snap pliers per the link you included. it was left under Kate C. :)

k8thagr8 at hotmail dot com

MuffinBums said...

Left a review for pliers. MuffinBums, egcaper at hotmail dot com.

Cindy said...

I left a review for the pliers that said "I use these pliers and am quite impressed at how easy they are to use. At first I was a bit afraid that they would be too hard to do and I would just mess everything up. Not so, I was worried over nothing.
The only thing that I don't like about the pliers is that I have problems with my hands and they can aggravate my situation if I try to apply too many snaps in one sitting."

name on the review is Cindy
c3rdxacharm at yahoo dot com

CollegeSAHM said...

I found this review helpful as I was trying to decided between the press and pliers

Name: Mandy
Date: 03/09/2011
Review: LOVE LOVE LOVE these pliers. I make cloth diapers, diaper covers, and Snapping UnPaper Towels with these and it's soo much easier. They are easy to use, small and compact for minimal storage space, and hold up well.

Katrina said...

I left the review under the name Katrina =)

marriedgirlblog(a)gmail.com

TheDuerrFam said...

Added my review
Tabitha Duerr
Tabster002 at yahoo dot com

Cortnye said...

Added my review.
Cortnye
cortcreations at gmail dot com

Emily B said...

I found this review helpful:

"I adore my snap press! I have the DK-98. It is incredibly sturdy and very easy to use. I put snaps on just about anything I can think of -- it is so much fun. My only regret is not buying one sooner. "

ebickell at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

I left my review on the plastic snap pliers page. It is under Crystal Lyman.

Thank You!
crystalmlyman@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I left my review on the plastic snap pliers page.

Carrie

loverb3908 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

"I have used these snaps on so many things and I would never go back to metal snaps. I never even read the instructions. Just make sure the entire shaft is through fabric, and the socket or stud and squeeze. Never even had to adjust them. The only problem I had was getting on off that I put on the wrong side. They are the greatest thing since sliced bread. WOW! I am going to try and get all the colors because I know I will use them. The price of the snaps is unbelievable too. Keep everything like it is and you will be in business forever."

(KAMsnaps reply: Thank you, Lorna! But to everyone else reading this, we definitely recommend you read the instructions first!)

I hope i did this right. i would love to try out these snaps. have her a ton of great things.
abigailiswater@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I left a review for the pliers under "Mandy". mandy dot creager at gmail dot com

Mrs. Jones said...

I left a review for the snap pliers under the name Amanda Jones

(jones(dot)amanda(dot)m@gmail.com

Samantha said...

The review below that Juli left was awesome. I also have weak wrists and with her advice I will be able to use my pliers easier. I ordered my pliers a few days ago and I'm anxiously waiting for their arrival :)

samanthamergler at gmail dot com

Name: Juli B.
Date: 11/23/2010
Review: I've had my snap pliers for a few months now and it works great. I use it to apply snaps to cloth diapers, clothes, wet bags, etc. They're very easy to use, lightweight, portable and fit nicely in my sewing basket. I have weak wrists (had one too many sprains I guess), so it's a little tricky to squish down the snaps with the proper amount of force. But I've found that if I rest the long side of the handle against the floor and press straight down on the other handle, it squishes the the snaps perfectly and with little to no strain on my hands.

rissa said...

I wrote a review for the snap pliers as Marissa Caryl.
mcrissa at aol dot com

stevierae said...

I love my snap press. I used to use snap pliers but bought a press when I started making a lot of diapers. I am sure glad I did. It makes snapping diapers a breeze

mamakback said...

"Name: Tandra
Date: 03/15/2010
Review: I purchased the DK-98 professional model and love it! I also have the pliers, but have not tried any other snap presses.
I've mainly used my press to do snap conversions on cloth diapers.
The snap press is heavy (as indicated in the product description), but still managable. It is harder to press down to apply the snap than I thought, but I prefer it over my pliers. It is very easy to get the fabric and snaps lined up, and never have a crooked snap. I love that there's a little more clearance with the press than the pliers.
At first, I was annoyed to need to change out the dies to switch between the cap and socket (unnecessary with the pliers). It is very simple though and just takes a second.
I've been using it pretty regularily for half a year or so and it still works perfectly.
All in all, I really like the snap press, and prefer it over the pliers."

I loved this review because instead of spending money on the pliers I think I'm just going to get the press. This helps me because I want to start making my own cloth diapers.

kourtney.backowski at gmail dot com

kayla bondy said...

dont have snap pliers yet but after reading through the reviews i really think they would be a good investment! this is my fave review!

Name:
Cathy Bargar
Date:
01/17/2011
Review:
Much better than I had anticipated! Snap application is, well, a SNAP using the pliers & the little awl to poke through the fabric. I was skeptical, having struggled through previous ways of putting on snaps & "grippers" since the '70s. When the pliers arrived, they certainly looked not promising; rusty, funky, and clunky. But I followed the written instructions (which you have to go to the website to get - why can't they be included with the pliers?) and watched the tutorials, and found that it really is very simple and very accurate. I do wish that the handles were longer, or bigger, or made a more definitive "click" or something when the snap has been properly applied, but despite my worries, the snaps have all been easily and securely placed. You do need a couple of layers of fabric to properly support the snap, otherwise it can't really get the snug fit and the mashed-down spike you need for security, but for my purposes (snaps on bibs, so far), it works quickly and easily. Would be a problem for someone with badly arthritic hands, I imagine.
Rating:

kayla bondy
burd_k at hotmail dot com

PraiseSmith said...

Name: Juli B.
Date: 11/23/2010
Review: I've had my snap pliers for a few months now and it works great. I use it to apply snaps to cloth diapers, clothes, wet bags, etc. They're very easy to use, lightweight, portable and fit nicely in my sewing basket. I have weak wrists (had one too many sprains I guess), so it's a little tricky to squish down the snaps with the proper amount of force. But I've found that if I rest the long side of the handle against the floor and press straight down on the other handle, it squishes the the snaps perfectly and with little to no strain on my hands.
trioblid at ymail dot com

Anonymous said...

I wrote a review for the snap press DK-89 as Ann C
braids77 at hotmail dot com

jdeemarie said...

I've never used any pliers to attach snaps before but I found this review to be very helpful:

Name: Cathy Bargar
Date: 01/17/2011
Review:
Much better than I had anticipated! Snap application is, well, a SNAP using the pliers & the little awl to poke through the fabric. I was skeptical, having struggled through previous ways of putting on snaps & "grippers" since the '70s. When the pliers arrived, they certainly looked not promising; rusty, funky, and clunky. But I followed the written instructions (which you have to go to the website to get - why can't they be included with the pliers?) and watched the tutorials, and found that it really is very simple and very accurate. I do wish that the handles were longer, or bigger, or made a more definitive "click" or something when the snap has been properly applied, but despite my worries, the snaps have all been easily and securely placed. You do need a couple of layers of fabric to properly support the snap, otherwise it can't really get the snug fit and the mashed-down spike you need for security, but for my purposes (snaps on bibs, so far), it works quickly and easily. Would be a problem for someone with badly arthritic hands, I imagine.

jdeemarie @ gmail.com

samantha said...

I found this review helpful:
Name: Marvelyn
Date: 07/14/2011
Review: FOLLOW UP-I've had my pliers for a few months now and I only regret not getting them sooner. I got the ones with the cosmetic blemish and have not had a problem at all. Changing dies is easy peasy and my diapers are professional looking. Snaps also make diapers nakey toddler proof so I'm thrilled!

smoo06 at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

I left a review for the pliers under the name Jessica. The review itself was for an older pair of pliers I have that did not come with dies. Thanks!

aimritchie said...

Name:

Marvelyn


Date:

02/04/2011


Review:

This is a fantastic deal! I just finished my first diaper with snaps and I am very pleased with the results. The directions were clear, the pliers were easy to use, and the rusted hinge is no big deal. Change it out for the extra hinge that was included and you practically have a firs-quality pair. With the extra included snaps, you can't pass this up. Glad I finally took the plunge to get these. You should too!

Aimee
aimritchie at gmail dot com

Tarra Holt said...

I found this helpful!
Great pliers, easy to use and have held up to many diaper conversions. My only complaint is that I wish I would have bought the press because after a while, the pliers can be tough on your hands. If you have more than 10 diapers to convert, I would suggest investing in the press.

Tarraholt@gmail.com

NatureMom said...

I like this one:

"Name:
Danielle
Date:
01/24/2011
Review:
first of all it says something about the snap press that everyone has chosen to review on t his item alone! I am IN LOVE with my snap press and you won't find it cheaper anywhere else. it is shipped very securely and the staff is unbelievably helpful and assisting you through the shopping process. whether its what size dies to buy or which type of snap you should use; metal/plastic, size 20 or 16...they will help you select the best items for your project. I personally shopped around for a month before i realized i was not going to get a better deal. my only regret was not buying more snaps with my initial purchase...i love this snap press and if i were to be looking to buy one again, is would come here in a heartbeat,..they simply cannot be beat!!!"

love to hear good customer service!

MamaMac said...

I don't have pliers or a press yet, but here's a review I liked...especially for the storage tips :)

Name:
Melisa
Date:
01/19/2011
Review:
I LOVE my snap pliers. I was unsure about choosing between the pliers and the press, I do almost 100 snaps a day. The pliers work great for me! The price is great and I love that I can store them in my "tackle" box with my snaps. My husband jokes that soon I will be snapping the sheets to the bed, any excuse to use my pliers :)

Anonymous said...

Left a review for Snap Pliers. Under the name Brenda Waller. waningmoon82 at yahoo dot com

Katherine said...

Left a review for the pliers.

ceit1776 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Left a review about the DK-98 snap press under the name BJ

bjhefte@hotmail.com

CrystalS said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
CrystalS said...

I forgot to put my email below my comment, so here it is again:

I just received my pliers, and I havent had a chance to use them yet. This is the review I found most helpful:
Review: I use these pliers and am quite impressed at how easy they are to use. At first I was a bit afraid that they would be too hard to do and I would just mess everything up. Not so, I was worried over nothing.
The only thing that I don't like about the pliers is that I have problems with my hands and they can aggravate my situation if I try to apply too many snaps in one sitting.

crystalstpierre1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I left a review for the snap pliers. the name I used is Aimee

atagtmeier7 at hotmail dot com

Joshy'sNan said...

I like that Christina gives a comparison between the two products for those of us who are still in the process of deciding.


Christina Medei
Date:
03/15/2010
Review:
I make cloth diapers and have been using the pliers for awhile. Although they do the job I frequently would crack studs and often had issues with snaps just not "smashing" evenly. Well I decided it was time to invest in a k-98 press and OMG!!! The best investment I've made in regards to my diapering business! For starters it very simple to put together and the video & photo tutorials explain everything. I tested out my first snap and was in total awe! What a difference from the pliers! Again they do the job but if you want a professional looking snap this press is the way to go! It is as easy as it looks. I have no problem at all with giving enough pressure on the handle and I just have "mommy" baby carrying muscles. It is a very heavy piece of equipment and by all appearances is going to last well past my life time. The dies are very easy to put in and out too. Perfection when it comes to diapering snaps!!! Oh and I use the size 20 snaps and dies. Don't think about it for months like I did, just get it!

rattlemycrib said...

I left a review for the pliers under the name Jasmine

rattlemycrib at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

Hi there- I left a review for my snap pliers. I bought second quality and they are almost perfect! Only a tiny rust spot. They work great.

-Kelly-

kellyrmorse@yahoo.com

zookeeper said...

I left a review for the pliers. Name: C Hulsey
(zootastic at peoplepc dot com)

Katherine Claytor said...

I left a review for the pliers, with name Katherine Claytor.
kayclaytor at yahoo dot com

KLW520 said...

Kayleigh - I left a review for the pliers! klwalley520 at aol dot com

Lexi said...

left a review for pliers as Alexis S.

fruitlooplexi (at) gmail.com

Diana said...

I left a review for the press.
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Pearl said...

Left a review for pliers as Pearl.

pbochen0210 at cox dot net

MommaD said...

I left a review for the snap pliers under the name Cindy (or Cindy D.). deselms12 at aol dot com

Andrea said...

I left a review for the snap pliers under the name Andrea. (I'm the one with only one hand and snap happy lol).
autumn_icemaiden at yahoo dot com

rose414 said...

Left a review for pliers- under name Amanda:)
rose414atrocketmaildotcom

rose414 said...

I see there were a number of Amanda's lol- in case there is no time stamp, mine was the one that started with "Since I got my pliers I have been plotting projects to use them on..."

Charity said...

Review: I've been making my own cloth diapers and I thought I could only use velcro since I didn't want to invest so much money in a snap press. But, someone mentioned snap pliers and I had to try them. They are incredibly affordable and work wonderful! I was surprised how easily they are applied with light pressure. I did accidently apply 2 snaps on backward but after watching the tutorial they were simple to remove and re-apply new ones correctly. My only regret is I didn't buy more snaps! Shipping was also super fast - received them in 2 days!

charity.friesen at gmail dot com

mrsweiss said...

i have not tried yur pliers yet but i found this review helpful
My sister in law ranted and raved about her pliers so I decided to get my own two months ago. And I am beyond satisfied with both the pliers and the snaps themselves. The pliers are extremely simple and easy to use. And the snaps are VERY durable, professional, and "strong" for lack of a better word! LOVE LOVE LOVE my pliers and snaps!!!

mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

Susan said...

I have heard lots of positives for your snap pliers and presses. I have read over all the reviews here is one thats helpful (even though they are all pretty helpful)
Name: danielle Date: 12/04/2010 Review: I use my snap press for diapers and it does an amazing job. It is easy to use and does a great job. The only thing I wish it came with was an awl. It needs a little help poking holes through pul material. It is heavy, but that is a good thing because it will not slide around when you are doing a project.

susan 23atrogersdotcom

Katie S said...

This is a review I found most helpful because it gives advice about reading the instructions thoroughly to avoid problems! It reassures me that I would be able to work through any issues I had by following the instructions and tutorials closely! Gives me some confidence!

Since I received my pliers I have been plotting all sorts of projects to add snaps to! These little pliers are a wonder and do the trick nicely. Read the instructions completely more than once-it is very important to seat the snap properly- if you don't the prong won't compress fully and your snaps will either fall off or just never click together right. I also recommend being very very very sure before you apply a snap as these little buggers are not easy to get off- as warned in the instructions...My only complaint is that these are not very fast- if you have a large project your hand will likely get tired. Also,the 'throat' does not allow you to apply snaps very far into a piece of fabric if you know what mean. Still,for small projects they are an amazing value-I purchased the cosmetic defect sale priced pliers and they were very very easy to fix. I also got loads of freebies! Awesome deal:)
Now I want a press for larger projects!

katiekstewart at gmail dot com