Hand Press Machine Die for 8mm metal Snap Fasteners
Suits: 8mm metal snap fasteners
This die set suit the 8mm diameter metal snap fasteners
Please Note: Snap fasteners are NOT the same as press studs
and require different dies or setters
The stud-fits into the socket to give the snap,
and is held in place through the fabric or leather with the base post
Snap Fastener Components
Cap – the part on the outside everyone sees
Socket – Parallel Spring Socket – fixed to the cap
Stud – Closed stud (crushes the eyelet to secure)
Eyelet – Closed on snap fasteners looks like a rivet post, this part is hidden (not seen)
The Dies (used on HPM)
Male and the female snap fastener dies for use on HPM, have 2 parts for each side.
The biggest parts have a 19mm diameter shaft that slips into the base hole of the hand press machine, the curved one to hold the snap cap, while securing the socket.
and the other to hold the closed eyelet while setting the stud, the socket should fit snuggly into the M8 threaded die which screws into the threaded upper arm of the hand press machine.
Pressing the handle down, rolls the snap cap post over inside the socket,
holding it securely in place,
setting the other side of the snap,
the eyelet – sits over the sprung spike of the 19mm base die
and the stud fits into the M8 threaded die
Compresses, or crushes the stud over the base post
It is very quick and easy to interchange between styles of setters and the sizes.
Hardest part of using these tools is being organised
And keeping parts in a spot easy to find for next time
Virtually no maintenance apart from maybe a light wipe over with light machine oil.
HPM 8mm Snap Fasteners Die Set
Cap die – 19mm base – fits 8mm snap cap
Socket Die – M8 thread
Stud Die – M8 thread and spring around the circumference
Eyelet Die with spring post– 19mm base