Maintenance Services - Button Maker Tune-Up Service
A 5 point maintenance for your button maker. This is not a button maker repair but a basic maintenance. A good solid metal button maker will last 25 years + and can make hundreds of thousands of buttons but from time to time a simple button maker tune up could be helpful.
If you want to do it yourself checkout the videos from The Button Guy! The Button Guy explainshow to repair, maintain and unjam button makers in his series of Button Making Tutorials.
Button Maker Tune Up:
- Check, lubricate and tighten top bolts & shim - silicon spray
- Check Lubricate and tighten handle - silicon spray
- Lubricate beveled edge on crimp die - silicon stick
- Lubricate top die - silicon stick
- Lubricate between die table and base plate - lithium grease
- Check and tighten brass bolts and flat head bolts on underside of base plate
Be careful. Do not take your button maker apart if you do this yourself. Do not overtighten bolts as they will break. Be gentle with your button maker. Whilst you could almost bang a nail in the wall with it, it will serve you better if you treat it like a precision instrument!
Detailed steps for a button maker tune up:
Remove grease and set 2 top bolts. Replace spring + washers if necessary. (Cost of parts not included)
Remove grease and set 2 top hex bolts. Replace spacers + washers if necessary. (Cost of parts not included)
Remove grease and set 2 bottom bolts. Replace washers if necessary. (Cost of parts not included)
Remove top die and check for nicks and burrs. Sand & buff accordingly
Access bottom die and check for nicks and burrs Sand & buff accordingly.
Grease base plate underneath swivel plate with lithium grease.
Lubricate beveled edge on crimp die with clear lube silicon
Check springs on both crimp die & pickup die. Replace if necessary. (Cost of parts not included)
Make 5 – 10 buttons as test. Time required: 45 mins
We do not clean the button maker except in areas where it matters.