Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIN A SNAP PRESS: Instructions for Snap Press (Closed)

Here is today's chance to enter to win a coupon towards a snap press or 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.

Today's chance to enter: Go to the Troubleshooting section of the Instructions for Snap Press and leave a comment to this post stating 2 things you learned.

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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.

65 comments:

Brooke said...

I learned that you may need to place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down on the handle and that the majority of problems are caused because your fabric may be too thin or you aren't using enough layers.

gwc08gmg11 at gmail dot com

TheLangs said...

Make sure the handle is bolted tightly, and make sure you are pressing down on the handle hard enough!

primaballerina2009 at gmail dot com

Lacee said...
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Lacee said...

I learned that they have very little maintenance (which is nice!)... just periodically lubricate with WD40 or other machine oil/lubricant... AND one way to remove snaps (which is difficult at best) is to apply a small amount of heat to the cap prong to melt it... then simply pull apart... (seems easy enough =p lol )

DOH! I cannot seem to remember my email!! Oye me! So sorry!

irishgirlforgod AT yahoo DOT com

Misty said...

I didn't know that there could be too THIN of fabric. I'll have to remember that one for some of my projects.

I didn't know the difference in look when the snaps are pressed, so thank you for the picture example!

mlgillespi at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I learned that you may need to place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down on the handle and that the majority of problems are caused because your fabric may be too thin or you aren't using enough layers. Thank you so much!

Emily B said...

I learned that you don't want to use fabric that's too thin or the prong won't flatten properly, and that to get more leverage you can just put the press on a lower surface!
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Rubyclan said...
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mekjsk2000 said...

I learned that:

The majority of problems are caused because your fabric may be too thin or you aren't using enough layers.

Place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down on the handle.

mefish32 at hotmail dot com

Rubyclan said...

I learned that you have to press firmly in order to get a proper snap. I also learned that you have a great video to help with our troubleshooting!

jerentif@yahoo.com

Erica Nicholas said...

I learned that you want to have the press on a lower level so that you have more force/leverage to press down. I also learned that your fabric can be too thin, so the snaps may not take as well. smileyboyknowsbest at gmail dot com

Tarra Holt said...

I learned that i need to make sure handle is bolted tightly and that there is very little maintenance

Tarraholt@gmail.com

CrystalS said...

I learned that your fabric may be too thin or too thick depending on the size of your snap. Also learned to place on a level surface.

crystalstpierre1 at gmail dot com

Two Hip-Peas said...

I have one of your snap-press machines but I'm trying to win one for my sister! I have never had a problem with my snap-press...however I learned that:
1. using to thin or too thick material can cause the press to work incorrectly and...
2. to make sure the top die is tightly secured when using the snap-press to insure proper use

Two Hip-Peas said...

oops...carolyn.espina@gmail.com

Alisa said...

I learned that if the fabric is too thing then the prong won't be able to be pressed down enough and will affect the snapping. On the other hand if the fabric is too thick it will also cause problems.

gordandalisa at gmail dot com

Mary said...

I learned that the fabric can be too thin and that more layers may be required to attach the snap.

I also learned that the prong will not flatten properly if insufficient pressure is applied to the press.

LOVING my KAM snaps!

mareli at gmail dot com

My 4 Monsters & Me said...

I learned that you should lubricate the spring and threads that hold the dies & I learned that the prong should be fairly flattened. If it is not, it will get in the way when you try to close the 2 sides of the snap so that they will not fasten securely.
ink-ink2010@hotmail dot com

Abigails Shim said...

I learned that the prong should be pressed down to be wide and flat. or it could get in the way of your snap. i also learned that if your snaps are falling off, maybe your fabric is to think, and you should test it out on thinking fabric. like 4- 6 layers of t shirt material.
~abby

abigailiswater@gmail.com

Trudy said...

Today I learned that you may need to place the press on a lower surface for more leverage when pressing down on the handle and that the majority of problems are caused by not using thick enough fabric or layers to flatten properly.

tmowell at cinci dot rr dot com

HollyC said...

I learned that leverage is key, get that press down so you can push the handle harder. Also, make sure the top die is secure, and the handle is bolted to the press firmly.
boodlebug at live dot com

Heidi O said...

I learned that if your fabric is too thin, the snaps won't close properly. I also learned some ways to take snaps off, fortunately I haven't had to try that yet!

mikeandheidio at yahoo dot com

aimritchie said...

I learned that sometimes your fabric can be too thick so you will either have to use more fabric or change your snap. I also learned that you just might need to press down harder!

aimritchie at gmail dot com

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Charity said...

If your snap press isn't working your fabric may be too thick or too thin. You can check to see if it's too thin, by trying to attach a snap on the fabric folded to 2 or 3 times the thickness. If it works, then it was too thin. To see if your fabric is too thick, try attaching a snap to a thinner piece of fabric. If it works, then the fabric was too thick and you need longer pronged snaps.

charity.friesen at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

Two things I learned from the troubleshooting page are 1)the fabric has to be just the right thickness and 2)be sure all bolts are tightened properly

Cindy
c3rdxacharm at yahoo dot com

beccajoy said...

I learned that a press has very little maintenance and what a correctly and incorrectly applied snap looks like.

beccajmann at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I learned that you need to have the right amount of fabric. To thin or to thick can both cause problems with the snaps.

Another thing I learned, is to make sure your top die is secure, but do not overtighten.

krotzing at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The smooth side of the mettle socket snap goes up, and it might be good for me to oil my press ones in a while.

I have been using plastic snaps for almost a year, but I cant seem to understand hoe to get my mettle snaps to work, this page did not help.

braids77athotmaildotcom

ezeldabeth said...

i have never used your snaps (still hoping to be a winner)...so it was all new to me... so two of the things i learned was...

1- Press down on the handle harder.

2- Place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down on the handle.

zelda at odditycomics dot com

Redorkulated said...

I learned that the snaps can handle more fabric than I thought with the long prong options.

I also learned that there's a screw that can get in the way of the handle and prevent a proper press.

dworm22 at gmail dot com

Tara said...

the 2 things i learned:
- you might need to place the press on a lower surface so that you'll have more leverage for pressing down on the handle
- the long prong options can handle thicker fabric
taraz9 at excite dot com

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I learned that an error can be caused by not pressing down hard enough, or using too thick of fabrics.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

KLW520 said...

-Put the press on a lower surface! I wouldn't have thought of that!
-That there is a great video that can help too!
klwalley520 at aol dot com

Katherine C said...

I learned that you have to change out the dies for studs and for sockets. Also, I learned more ways to remove snaps.
kayclaytor at yahoo dot com

Jowanda said...

I learned to check the nuts & bolts for proper tightness. I also learned that the thickness of the fabric has a bearing on which length prong to use (AND I also learned how to make my first blog comment)
jkwiseman at prodigy dot net

Kristen R said...

I learned what a correctly attached snap should look like compared to an incorrectly placed snap.
I also learned which part was the stud and which was the socket!

K dot Rickert at yahoo dot com

applehood said...

I learned that often you just need to apply more pressure to the press for it to work. Also when attaching the die, you shouldn't over tighten. I also learned how to make my first blog comment!!

jdeemarie said...

Honestly, I learned everything. Before reading the instructions, I had no idea how a snap press really worked. I have snaps on a couple of my diapers that don't hold and now (if I'm lucky enough to win) I know how to fit them by pressing the snap more to flatten the prong. I also learned that if re-pressing the snaps doesn't fix the problem, I need to melt the prong with a heated fork to remove the snap so I can replace it with a new one.

jdeemarie @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

to get more leverage you need to use the press on a lower surface, and most of the problems are because because your fabric is too thin

sheltered_dreams at hotmail dot com

Sunflower Joy said...

learned how to put the handle on and that if insufficient pressure is applied the snap will not be put on properly

anjellfire at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

the prong will not flatten properly if insufficient pressure is applied to the press, also that the snap will not work properly if the fabic is to thick or thin

why_its_sweetpea3 at hotmail dot com

trishltk said...

I learned that the majority of problems are cause because the fabric is too thin...and to place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down the handle.

trishltk at shaw dot ca

Julianna said...

I learned what a correct and incorrect snap look like as well as various ways to remove snaps (which is really important for me since I tend to get overzealous in my snapping and make mistakes ;) ).

juliannajoyATgmailDOTcom

Diana said...

I learned that if the snaps are not installing properly it could be that you are not pressing down hard enough.
The other problem might be that the fabric is too thin or too thick, or the wrong snaps are being used.
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Katherine said...

I learned that using the press is pretty straight forward.

I learned that the stud and socket hook to the press.

ceit1776 at yahoo dot com

Rishel said...

I learned that fabric could be too thin and the prong will not flatten no matter how much you try for it to.

Also the fabric may be too think and the snaps will not secure to the fabric, they will just fall off

babydraco_18_2006 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I learned that the thickness of fabric affects whether the snap will install successfully. Also I learned that you can increase leverage by putting the press on lower surface.

yuki_atwork at hotmail dot com

rose414 said...

I learned that the one snap I have had come off was probably bc my fabric was too thick & I need to order some long prong snaps:) After seeing the pics it is obvious. Also, that I should check the screws and the way my dies are seated a little more carefully.
arose414atrocketmaildotcom

Norma dial said...

It sounds like there is a fine art to getting the snaps to work/snap properly. ndial321@yahoo.com

Leah said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Your website is very informative! I understand that issues may arise if your fabric is too thin or too thick & that one needs to make sure that the parts (die, handle, etc.) are properly tightened. :)

Leah4837 at gmail dot com

Mandy said...

I learned (1)to move press to lower level for more leverage and (2) to make sure handle is bolted firmly.

wildflowerpatch at hotmail dot com

Pearl said...

I learned that you should practice on scrap fabric while troubleshooting and that most problems are caused by fabric that is too thin.

pbochen0210 at cox dot net

piorra said...

I learned the correct way snaps should look and to test on scrap fabric before hand.
Stearnsrach at gmail dot com

samantha said...

I learned:
1. If insufficient pressure is applied against the sharp cap prong, the prong will not flatten properly.
2. Place the press on a lower surface so that you have more leverage when pressing down on the handle.

smoo06 at yahoo dot com

Mama's Essentials said...

I learned that you have to make sure your fabric is not too thin for the press and that you need to have the press lower so you can apply proper pressure without hurting yourself.

mamasessentials at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I learned:

1) That there are snaps with different length prongs for thinner fabrics.
2) You want the prongs after flattening to be "flat and wide" so that they snap properly.

anfesler@gmail.com

samikins81 said...

To make sure the bolt under the handle is tight enough and that the majority of problems are that the fabric is too thin for the size of snap

Chotee_81@hotmail.com

HNBrace said...

Fabric can be too thin or too thick. The difference between a correct pressed snap and one that incorrect.
hmcquillen at gmail dot com

MommaD said...

I learned that if the press is at a lower level, I will have more leverage. I also learned that if I don't follow all the steps listed and I need help, you may not be able to help me so I should not skip steps. If the prongs are not flattened enough, the snap will not close properly. The pictures are very helpful. The procedures for removing snaps really do work.
Sorry. I got carried away. There were so many good tips. Thanks.

Mommy Lisa said...

Press down harder! Make sure you have enough fabric, it's not too thin. I've been learning loads just browsing your website.

rissa said...

I learned that snaps not snapping means not enough force was applied or the fabric was too thin, and that snaps falling off means that fabric is too thick.

mcrissa at aol dot com

cloth bummies said...

Make sure you A. don't put the snaps on backwards.
B. have a big enough stud for your thick fabric
c. Don't cut yourself trying to get a snap off :D My finger still hurts.

cloth bummies said...

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Andrea said...

I learned that the fabrics can be too thin or too thick depending on prong of snaps. I also learned what the snap should look like when properly pressed.

autumn_icemaiden at yahoo dot com

Cortnye said...

I learned that putting the press on a lower level will give you more leverage. I also learned that if the bolt on your handle isn't properly secured it can effect your snapping.

cortcreations at gmail dot com