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Date: 5/8/12 2:36 PM

has anyone used this? a friend of mine used this to put snaps on home made pads. any ideas? I would want a bit more info before investing in something like this.

otherwise it would be a HUGE dud/sewing gimmick mistake.

thanx.

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Date: 5/8/12 3:19 PM

I have this. I love it when I need to use it. The snaps come in beautiful colors. It was quite an investment after purchasing the snaps. It can be a little tricky to learn to use correctly. There are videos on the website, but I would suggest that you make samples and pay particular attention to what piece goes where especially if you don't use it all the time.

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Date: 5/8/12 4:05 PM

I have one. Never regretted the purchase. I agree to make samples and label them too!

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Date: 5/8/12 4:23 PM

I have a snap press, although not this brand. I purchased it overseas along with a ton of snaps and buttons, along with their respective die casts. I haven't used mine because I haven't had any projects that needed its use, but I'm very confident it will be handy. I bought mine at the world's largest fabric market and my vendor made samples for some of the snaps for me.

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Date: 5/8/12 5:26 PM

this sounds interesting to me I think I need to do some research.

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Date: 5/8/12 5:41 PM

I have the Dritz tool and it is pretty much garbage, so don't waste your money there. I fantasize about buying a proper snap press, the kind that sits on a table. I wouldn't use it much, but when I needed it, it would be a dream!

Alas, I am no help on your actual question.

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Date: 5/8/12 6:19 PM

I viewed a snap lesson video from Power Sewing some time ago. They used and recommended the SnapSetter. They demonstrated it and had good results. Just an FYI. Anyone else use this one?

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Date: 5/8/12 10:06 PM

I have a regular snap press, (not the pliers) and I love it. I bought it about 4 years ago when my dgd was born. I've used it for lots of diapers, purses, wallets and cardigans. A friend of mine saw it and ordered one to use for doll clothes. I bought it from the Assunta store.
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Date: 5/9/12 0:06 AM

I have the kam snap pliers and LOVe them! I sew a lot for my girls and replace most of the buttons with snaps. The colour selection is huge and I've never had a snap fail. I've done diapers, clothing, and home dec. with them. It is one of my most used tools in my sewing room.

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Date: 5/9/12 1:57 AM

okay, thanx bunches. I think this would come in handy for girls dresses too, or to replace buttons on button up or down shirts or something. or for making pads or whatever.

thanx sooo much for all the replies.

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