I've had some sort of malfunction with the button press, where the entire apparatus seems to have lifted off its base. November 15 2012
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Hi Button Guy I came and scooped up one of two 2 1/4” button makers with my mom as you may remember. I’ve had some sort of malfunction with the button press, where the entire apparatus seems to have lifted off its base. I’m trying to make buttons with a heavier photo paper and it worked fine once, but this second time, it seems to have jammed the damn thing. Unless you have a secret tip to help dislodge the thing, perhaps I could bring the thing in and have it diagnosed. I’ve attached a picture of the press to show you what I mean. The press part won’t become disengaged from the dome side of the swivel. Thanks, John
Hi John This is a straightforward jam by the look of it. But you never know. It could mean you have more than one shell or mylar stuck inside or it could be your photo paper was too thick. I’m inclined to think it’s just the parts got doubled up inside.
You are welcome to swing by with your button maker and I will unjam your button machine. You could also checkout this video.
http://thebuttonguy.net/videos.html At the bottom is unjam your button maker - How to fix a button maker jam. Let me know if it helps. The Button Guy
Button Guy, you’re a genius! I should have consulted the videos straight away. Problem fixed. I just didn’t want to take a big hard tool to my wonderful button maker. But I suppose they’re designed for some hard goings-over! Thanks, John
Do go steady with your dies John. The inside of the dies are sensitive and yes they are solid metal button makers but you have to be sensible when using a tool to unjam the machine. You do not want to void the warranty or damage the die. Glad it got fixed quickly. Cheers The Button Guy