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where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« on: July 17, 2011, 05:32:06 PM »
yup that's pretty much my question in a nutshell!

after a search for all posts on grommet presses I decided I'd look into getting the KAM DK-98 snap press  and get the die that lets you attach grommets


well I found the place with the best price on the press but they do not sell the die for grommets

I searched and searched (google, yahoo, etc) and can't find a single place that sells the die I would need (I want either the size 0 or the size 1, whichever I can find- if I can find both and the price is the same I'd prefer the 0 size that size grommet is a bit cheaper than the size 1)


does anyone know where I might find the die for this press?


If I were to call a brick and mortar store (vs an online place) what sort of store would I try, a hardware store?

thanks for any help or suggestions

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 05:37:46 PM »
Kam does not make grommets nor dies.   So it's a gamble if any will fit.

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 05:59:47 PM »
really? grrrr

I was going off of this post from awhile ago:

I have a KAM press that I bought used from a friend, at *least* 2-3 years ago. I think closer to 4. I use it pretty frequently and it has held up great, no wear at all. Each diaper I sew takes on average 24 snaps, so it gets pressed a lot.  LOL  It came with a die for snaps, so when I started sewing hammocks I just bought a second die set for grommets.

I have the DK-98, I have no problem getting clearance for any of the hammocks, even multi-layer fleece/fleece ones.  http://www.kamsnaps.com/Snap-Press-amp-Dies/Snap-Press-Dies-not-included-Free-US-Shipping-p112.html    They don't have the grommet dies available on their site, but I have seen them available on other websites. You just have to be sure to get the KAM shank die, otherwise it won't fit right. (Or KAM screw die if you had the other model) I think I got mine from The Snap Store.

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 06:05:34 PM »
I'm "friends" with the owner of Kamsnaps.com and have checked with her in the past.   

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 06:15:21 PM »
thanks!

you saved me from a whole lot of searching and phone calls!!

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 06:19:34 PM »
These MIGHT fit the other model of Kamsnap press - and if you like Kamsnaps.com on facebook they are doing a giveaway for a gift certificate towards a press.   http://cgi.ebay.com/Heavy-Duty-Grommet-Machine-Dies-500-Grommets-/110688537444?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&var=&hash=item5f778c78ff

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 06:25:28 PM »
that press on ebay, the Goldstar press, has gotten very bad reviews

I'll check out kamsnaps on FB and am looking at grommet mart now


oy why do they have to make this so difficult ?

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 06:31:05 PM »
Did you see this one?   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZV6JPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=AGJD7YWC2PYGJ   were you planning on using snaps for anything too?   or just looking for a grommet press?

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 06:51:05 PM »
Did you see this one?   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZV6JPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=AGJD7YWC2PYGJ   were you planning on using snaps for anything too?   or just looking for a grommet press?

yup that's the Goldstar one as well
you have to look at it up close and I checked all the reviews and that machine actually broke, snapped in two some ppl said!!


so I guess you get what you pay for when it comes to these things eh?

I just want something to set grommets, I don't want to start messing with snaps now too

I"ve got 3 gross of size 1 snaps and a bunch of size 0 too!

it's getting pretty expensive :P

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 07:10:52 PM »
link to reviews?   Not sure where it would snap in half.   It's made of the same metal as the Kamsnap press it looks like and no way are my Kamsnap presses going to break in half!


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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 09:33:33 PM »
http://thesnapstore.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_40_52/products_id/1170?osCsid=d3315096b1700fbf210e074e31faae6f  but they are NOT Kam dies

those just punch a hole, they don't set the eyelets/grommets


here's some reviews of the Goldstar grommet machine:
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Grommet-Machine-Grommets/product-reviews/B002NET0T8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

the other reviews I read, which were much more critical, were on forums where ppl use these to set snaps on diapers etc and I didn't save those links
but the overall impression I got was that it's a shoddy  machine

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 09:50:20 PM »
http://thesnapstore.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_40_52/products_id/1170?osCsid=d3315096b1700fbf210e074e31faae6f  but they are NOT Kam dies

those just punch a hole, they don't set the eyelets/grommets


here's some reviews of the Goldstar grommet machine:
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Grommet-Machine-Grommets/product-reviews/B002NET0T8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

the other reviews I read, which were much more critical, were on forums where ppl use these to set snaps on diapers etc and I didn't save those links
but the overall impression I got was that it's a shoddy  machine


So did they have others to put them on after you use that to do holes?   Or are they just selling them for no reason?

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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 11:15:17 PM »
http://thesnapstore.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_40_52/products_id/1170?osCsid=d3315096b1700fbf210e074e31faae6f  but they are NOT Kam dies

those just punch a hole, they don't set the eyelets/grommets


here's some reviews of the Goldstar grommet machine:
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Grommet-Machine-Grommets/product-reviews/B002NET0T8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

the other reviews I read, which were much more critical, were on forums where ppl use these to set snaps on diapers etc and I didn't save those links
but the overall impression I got was that it's a shoddy  machine


So did they have others to put them on after you use that to do holes?   Or are they just selling them for no reason?


beats me! all i can find is the hole puncher thingie, I wonder if the die that sets eyelets will set grommets of the same size as well??


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Re: where to buy the KAM shank die for the DK 98 snap press?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 11:22:50 PM »
quote:I"ve got 3 gross of size 1 snaps and a bunch of size 0 too!

that should say grommets not snaps!! sorry!!!