Snap Press Instructions
Before you can use your snap press machine, you will need to assemble the handle (very easy).
Using a spanner, loosen large bolt nuts (on handle) and remove bolt.
Position handle where large bolt was and reinsert the bolt. Tighten nuts.
Using Snap Press Machine
You have been provided with 4 hex keys to adjust your machine.
The die set includes three parts; stud die, socket die, cap die.
Snap sets consist of two parts, male and female. The stud being male, socket being female. Both stud and socket use a cap (thatís why there are two cap pieces to every snap set).
The order you apply each (ie whether you apply socket or stud) is up to you.
Step 1: Using small hex key, loosen upper screw (it holds socket or stud die 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 isnít 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 doesnít 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 dieís dimple). Keep hold of the fabric to prevent it moving.
Step 6: Push the handle down very firmly (watch your fingers). Be sure to press hard (use your body weight)Ö. the centre prong needs to be well flattened (if not, the snap wonít 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.