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How Do I Use A Crimp Die Adapter For Button Making?

What is a Crimp Die Adapter? What is the Third Press Process? Recently we’ve had inquiries regarding the crimp die adapter; it seems there is some confusion over when and how to use a crimp die adapter. Anyone who’s ever ordered a 1” button maker or 1” button making kit from us has received one. And, if you’ve always wondered what the heck it is and what to do with it then today is your lucky day. I promise, that just like pressing any button, it’s really easy. First and foremost – only use the crimp die adapter when pressing...

Buy From American Button Machines – What sets us Apart

American Button Machines – What sets us Apart 12 Things to Know & Love about ABM   If you’ve been researching button companies then you’ve probably found there’s more than one player at the table. Here are some key reasons to buy from American Button Machines. 1. Our button making equipment conforms to industry standard sizes and is Made in America! 2. Build a Button Online Design Center – a fantastic piece of software developed specifically for button making. Templates, text in a circle... 3. We humbly believe we have the BEST Customer Service with an A+ rating with the Better...

1" Magneta-Snap Keyring

Hey Button Makers… for a couple of years now we’ve offered Magneta-Snap Pendants on our website and sales have been fantastic. Did you know you can also make a key chain from this same pendant? I kid you not – a key chain! The bail is large enough to work with both split key rings, snap hook key rings and C-Hook key rings. Both look great with one of these versatile pendants attached.     Who says you have to use the key chain for your keys? Do you have a handbag that needs some added spice? Snap the key chain on the strap...

How to Make Fabric Buttons with the Green Button Maker Machine

Did you know American Button Machines has available not one but two different types of fabric button machines? Anyone who has done research for fabric buttons knows all about the Red-n-Black Machine. But few of you are aware of the Green Machine. This beauty has been in the shadow of her super star, 2nd cousin twice removed, far too long. It is high time she steps in front to showcase her talents. The Green Machine is sold as a kit which includes the button maker, the die size of your choice and 144 large wire eyelet button sets. Since the...

Hole-y Crafty Buttons, ButtonMan!

So, if you’ve got the Metal Craft Punch that you purchased last year with the Christmas Ornament Kit or the Flashing Button Kit and you’re wondering how else to make use of it well we have a few more ideas for you. For starters, you can use one of the smaller bits (3/32”)  included with the Metal Craft Punch to make earrings. Starting with a 1” shell (that is a nice size for earrings, don’t you agree?) mylar & black plastic medallion back, crimp the button as usual. Next, fit the Metal Craft Punch with the 3/32 bit and punch...

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