Hand Press Machine attching Snaps
Using Snap Press Machine
Step 1: Using hex keys, loosen upper and lower screws (they hold die pieces in place).
Place cap die in the bottom hole of snap press. The cap die is the solid metal one with a curved top.
The hex key can be used to secure the cap die in place, however this isn really necessary as it stays in place on its own.
Step 2: Decide which side of the snap you want to apply first (socket or stud), then insert the appropriate die piece in the snap press. We have decided to use a socket die. When die is in place, tighten the screw with the smallest hex key to hold it in place
Step 3: Find a socket piece and snap it into the socket die. It will click in place
Step 4: Take the cap piece and push the cap prong into the fabric. It doesn need to push all the way through the fabric, just hold it firmly in place.
Step 5: Place the cap into the cap die (it should fit snugly into the die dimple). Keep hold of the fabric to prevent it moving.
Step 6: Push the handle down very firmly with your free hand (watch your fingers). Be sure to press hard? the centre prong needs to be well flattened (if not, the snap won snap).
Step 7: Release the handle. Gently tug to release fabric from the top die.
Step 8: Change top die to stud die and repeat these procedures.