I have been looking for something like this on the web but so far I have not found it. If you have any information that may add to this list please post below in comments.
The United-Carr company produced an amazing assortment of tools and dies for fastening purposes. Many of these old tools are still in use today and I was lucky enough to snatch up a United-Carr kick press on eBay for cheap. Since then I have kept track of many dies selling online in an effort to outfit my kick press with an assortment of dies. Here is what I have found:
United-Carr kick presses require dies with a 3/8″ diameter top and bottom stud. You can purchase new grommet dies from the King Richard Co., just do a google search. The individual original United-Carr die numbers I have run across are below.
United-Carr vintage die chart for fastening tools
There are many more dies out there- please let me know and I will add them to the list. Any editing of my list is also welcome, I am just learning about these dies, and am in no way an expert. Thanks, and have a great day-Christos
What does Sailsmith Bags do with the kick press?
I use the United-Carr model M 239 kick press for installing grommets and snaps. I mostly use a number #3 brass spur grommet and these dies are normally installed in the machine. Spur grommets add an additional layer of strength with “spurs” that grab into the fabric. Next I use it for installing line 24 snaps. Line 24 snaps are a medium-heavy snap for marine and automotive use. They are tough and strong.