the locking screw located on the one side of the holder. Place the appropriate die into the
Fit the socket or stud, as applicable, on the chuck lower end. Place the cap or post, as
applicable, on the die with the barrel facing up.
Position the material over the barrel of the cap or post. Ensure that the fastener socket or
stud will be located on the proper side of the material for subsequent fastener engagement.
Place the socket or stud, on the barrel of the cap or post. With an applied strike from a
mallet, clinch the two snap fastener components to the material.
Remove the clinched snap fastener components from the chuck and die set; check the
seating of the joined components. If the applicable components are not properly seated,
repeat the procedure from step (7), above.
(10) Check the engagement of the installed snap fastener components with the opposite mating
components to ensure the open and closed snapping process is accomplished without
hindrance. If the snap engaging process cannot be accomplished without difficulty, replace
the opposite mating snap fastener components using the procedures in steps (3) through
(11) As required, remove the chuck and die from the applicable snap fastener tools by reversing
the procedure in step (4), above.
(12) Installation of the snap fastener assemblies, by hand- or foot-operated press, can be
accomplished using the procedures above, except the chuck and die will be secured within
the applicable press assembly, using the available locking screws.