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(2) Installation of a snap fastener may be performed by three different methods. The most
common method is the hand-held method that requires the use of a leather mallet, or other
non-steel impact device; a holder to hold the appropriate sized chuck; and an anvil, which is
used to contain a compatible sized die.
(3) A second method of installing a snap fastener assembly is by use of the hand-operated
press. The hand-operated press is a lever-type device that can accommodate an
appropriate sized chuck and die. When installed in the hand-operated press, the chuck and
die are individually secured in position by a threaded screw that is tightened using a suitable
sized key (Allen-type hexagon wrench) or a flat-tip (common-head) screwdriver, as
applicable. The third method of snap fastener installation is by use of the foot-operated
press which, except for the means of operation, functions similar to the hand-operated press.