We have these die sets made at a local machine shop on a CNC lathe to our specifications. We then have them Melonited to ensure many years of trouble free use. They will fit in any 3/8” holding fixture. These are the most cost effective dies you can find.
Posted by Mike on 14th Feb 2017
The DIY-Holster dies work very well. I'm new when it comes to Kydex, and I have not had a single problem using these dies. I've read about eyelets splitting, but I have not had a single problem. I actually tried to split one by really mashing down on it with my Arbor press.
So here's how I got started. I found a half ton Arbor Press on-sale at Harbor Freight, and I used the 20% off coupon. The Arbor press cost me about $17.00. I watched a few You-tube videos on how to do this. I used a 3/8" drill bit and my drill press to drill a hole in the Arbor Press ram. The steel on the Arbor Press Ram is fairly soft, and was easy to drill; just add a bit oil (any oil will work) to the drill bit, and put a bit more in the hole as you drill. You could also do this with a hand drill. My project turned out perfect, but I don't believe it needs 100% precision. These are not reloading dies, and all you are doing is rolling over the edge of an eyelet. The take away here is that these dies work very well, and are easy to use. Good luck.
Posted by JUAN A. on 7th Feb 2017
Work excellent I get a clean press every time using with an arbor press. Makes riveting very easy. Costs a lot less than other websites selling similar dies. I recommend
Posted by jokers kydex customs on 6th Sep 2016
Best set of does hands down, diy has never let me down with quality.. Thanks again team
Posted by Verle Clincher CLINCHER KYDEX on 9th May 2016
These dies give me a perfect roll over. I don't have a press yet but with a board base for the bottom die, and a hmmer for the top die I get the same results. The work perfectly for what I need, also at a great price. DIY is my first stop for kydex and tooling.
Posted by John Lathrop on 6th Mar 2016
I love these dies. Like others I put them on a modified 1/2 ton press from Harbor Freight. It was easy and took about 20 minutes to setup.
Posted by Rick on 21st Feb 2016
These Dies work great in my Harbor Freight press. I did a lot of searching before purchasing a set of Dies. These work great,and I really like the Melonite finish.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Oct 2015
Simply put. The dies are quality made and do a great job. The fit right into my current arbor press.
Posted by Jaime on 24th Jul 2015
These work exceptionally well in an arbor press. Beautiful exact same quality rivet everytime. No wear showing.
Posted by Dave on 14th Jul 2015
You can't properly instal eyelet rivets without the right size dies. This is the least expensive set that I found on the Internet, but they work just fine.
Posted by Hammer on 9th Dec 2014
I mounted them in my arbor press and get a perfect installation every time.
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