K1 KAM Plastic Snap Pliers Versus K2 ILBB Plastic Snap Pliers January 08 2021
The K1 pliers are KAM® branded pliers, the same quality brand as the snaps we carry. They come with four (4) dies:
The K2 pliers are manufactured for our I Like Big Buttons!® brand. They are a more economical option for those who aren't looking to do all that many snaps. They come with three (3) dies:
K1 are sturdier and have more robust dies than K2. If you are just doing a few snaps, the K2 is not a bad choice, and some people like them better for Size 16 snaps. The K1 pliers do a nicer job on Size 20 snaps and work great on Size 16.
K1 pliers form the snaps creating a small rounded dome in the socket and stud center. K2 pliers form more of a flat pancake with a bullseye impression that some like for Size 16 snaps, as it can make them snap together a little easier.
If grip strength is an issue, K2 pliers require less force to sufficiently set snaps.