SNAP FASTENER REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT.-Continued
Install an applicable size chuck and die on the press.
Snap the fastener socket (A) or stud (B), as applicable, in the chuck. Position the fastener cap or post, as
applicable on the die.
Depress the press handle or lever to seat the socket and cap or stud and post, as applicable.
Check the fastener for firm seating. If required, repeat the procedure in (3) above. Ensure the socket
snaps on and off the stud without hindrance.
Replacement. A snap, fastener which is defective or cannot be reseated shall be replaced with a serviceable
item from stock. However, if only one part of the fastener is defective, such as the socket assembly or the stud
assembly, just that particular assembly will necessitate replace- ment. Remove and replace a damaged snap
fastener as follows:
Remove the original snap fastener and, if applicable, repair the fabric area around the fas-
tener using the procedures in paragraphs 2-9b (1) through (3).
install the replacement fastener or fastener part assembly using the procedures in para- graph a. above.
Ensure that prior to actuating the press, the sole cut in the fabric is placed over the stem of the cap or the
stud, as applicable.
During the performance of the various maintenance functions on survival kits, the making of certain type knots is
prescribed. Details for the forming of knots specified in this publication are shown in figure 2-4.