SnapRite® Socket Die
Sailrite's SnapRite® Socket Die is a uniquely designed die that snaps onto a pre-installed stud to quickly and accurately attach sockets in cloth-to-cloth and cloth-to-surface applications. The die holds the socket firmly in place so it won’t get lost during installation. Works with any standard socket as well as Pull-the-DOT® sockets.
The SnapRite Socket Die is part of the SnapRite System that turns a standard rivet tool into a snap installation tool. The SnapRite System utilizes four unique dies that work in conjunction with each other to quickly and accurately install snap fasteners. This revolutionary system allows for installation on site, and works with DOT® snaps, Pull-the-DOT, gypsy studs, and stainless steel snaps. The SnapRite System requires the use of SnapRite Buttons and SnapRite Gypsy Studs (for use with mandrel). Other components can be any type in Ligne 24 size (most common size where button top measures 5/8" diameter).
The SnapRite Socket Die is designed to be paired with the SnapRite Button die for standard snap installations and with the SnapRite Stud Die for gypsy stud applications. To use, snap a socket firmly into place on the die. Insert a mandrel through the center of the die and then snap into place on the pre-installed stud. Position fabric appropriately and push onto the mandrel. The rivet tool will go over the mandrel and rivet the socket to a button or gypsy stud with fabric in-between.
How the SnapRite® System Works
The SnapRite Button Die and snap component are installed on the rivet gun’s nosepiece. The mating snap component is placed on the SnapRite Socket Die and a mandrel put through the center hole of the die. The rivet tool grabs onto the mandrel that has been inserted through the fabric, pulling the two SnapRite dies together and flaring the barrel of the button to create a tightly installed snap fastener.
Sailrite Button Die, Socket Die and Professional Rivet Tool shown.