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Hand press for poppers

jk1066

Hand press for poppers
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:20:14 AM »
Can anyone recommend a tool.? looking online there are many that look similar but cost anything from £20 to £120 or more. I'd like something that is solid and not plastic. I've managed to put  poppers on clothing but with great difficulty and hope someone has some good suggestions.
Many thanks

Gemma

Re: Hand press for poppers
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 09:57:21 AM »
Do you mean Kam snaps? I just bought some Kam branded pliers which are so much easier to use than the generic ones I seem to have lost, so for pliers it's worth going for the real thing. I've never had a proper press so can't recommend one.

Francesca

Re: Hand press for poppers
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
I'm having the same issue. I think a lot of it depends on what size snap you want. I can't seem to figure out where to get a tool that does multiple types of snaps.

I bought this recently:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074DW5QHD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It works fine for the snaps that came with it but I haven't tried it on others yet and I think it'll only work for 9mm.

Ploshkin

Re: Hand press for poppers
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »
There's also one called a Prym Vario plus which was recommended on here a while ago by someone.  I have got one but haven't used it yet.  I've shied away from snaps a bit since a total disaster with some last year before I got the pliers.
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