> The tool used to instal the "Very Baby" snaps is a 2 part set of stuff. The snap press is $80 and the 3 dies necessary cost $36 for the set (3). The snaps come in 2 sizes - 10mm and 12-13mm. Each size requires a different set of dies.
Yeah, the commercial dies are expensive. I made my own for some plastic snaps and they have worked well:
The die is plastic, and just has a depression the size of the post bit (R). The punches fit inside the centres of the two snap parts (F & M) and have a slight concave depression in the middle, to burr the plastic post over.