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ARBOR PRESS FOR RIVETS AND SNAPS OR?????

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Howdy Ya'll,

Can I use my arbor press to set rivets and snaps? Or is it better to get a press that's made for the specific job? 

If I can use my arbor press where and what dies do you use for the job?

Thanks!! 

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Yes you can

Depending on your arbor press ram you may need to adapt it. Usually a hole of about 3/8 inch (9.5mm) needs drilling into it to take the parts, then you can use the parts meant for just about any press

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I jot an arbor press and took it to a garage machinist and he bored a hole in the ram and another for a retention screw that I slide tools in for all my snaps, rivets, stamps, stitching chisels, round punches, Slot punches anything really. I'm looking for a drill chuck to slid in now so as to expand it even more. so IMHO get the thing that is cheaper, had more uses AND is expandable.

2 ton press was 75 to 80 USD

Ram Drilling 25 USD

Drill chuck 25 - 80 USD (though I haven't gotten the drill chuck and I'm using it now.)

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That's what I use.

Mine came with a hole already bored in the ram and a retention screw, BUT inserting the setter into it won't hold it at a right angle and will press the snaps skewed towards one side, cutting the leather and ruining the project. I've been using rare earth magnets to hold the setter into place but the magnets get crushed and destroyed eventually. So, careful. You might be luckier with setting parts made for presses, though.

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I have an arbor and a press to do snaps.

As others said,  the arbor will likely need boring out. 

The snap press needs to have a hole that will fit the snap dies. 

I bought a press and dies for double caps, line 20 and line 24s, and they have dozens of other dies for $30. 

Check www.goldstartool.com

 

 

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