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 How to Use the Crystal Applicator™ Tool and Rose Pin Die Sets  

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IMPORTANT
  • Be sure the stroke adjustment screw (A) is adjusted to allow the longest stroke (ends of handles should come in contact with each other)
  • All contents of the set: upper and lower dies are numbered and must be used in the correct combination
Step 1
Select the upper and lower die combination needed for project. Options are rose pins in the following sizes: ss16, ss20 and ss34. Please note: ss16 and ss20 rose pins both use the same bottom die, but different upper dies.
Step 2
Place the lower die in the lower die holder (B) (see above figure) and tighten set screw to hold die in place.
Step 3
Remove the paper liner from pressure sensitive side of the disk (C). Disks are included with set. Place disk with adhesive side facing the bottom of the upper die. Note: adhesive side of disk faces the smaller hole on one end of the die. The enclosed cotter pin will be helpful in positioning the disk. The cotter pin is packaged with the disks.
Step 4
The unthreaded end of the adapter (D) is placed inside the upper die, pushed until snug, and tightened in place with the thumbscrew (E). (For ease of assembly, it is better to partially thread the thumbscrew before pushing adapter in the shaft.) This procedure also secures the adhesive disk in the correct position.
Step 5
The adapter /upper die assembly is now screwed into the end of the plunger (F) until snug.
Step 6
Gently press a rose pin of the same size as the upper die (appropriate size is etched on the upper die) into the small hole in the upper die. The top of the rose pin will fit into the recess and be held in place by the adhesive disk. It is easier to perform this attachment process while holding the Crystal Applicator tool upside down. It is important to be sure the stone is secured and the prongs are pointing straight out.
Step 7
If you are holding the Crystal Applicator™ tool upside down, now position the tool correctly with the upper die above the lower die.
Step 8
Place material between the dies and close the tool firmly. A small amount of pressure is required in order to secure the rose pin to the material. Pressing firmly will ensure the prongs will be pushed into place on the opposite side of the material. (Note: Make sure to close the tool all the way. A slight clinking noise will be heard when the rose pin has been securely attached to the material.)
Step 9
Release the handles--the dies will separate automatically.
Step 10
Material and rose pin can be removed from the adhesive with a gentle pull.
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