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Green Machine Guide

At Trimming Shop, The Green Machine Hand Press® is our flagship product and is well-loved by the crafting community from hobby enthusiasts to commercial use in Film and TV Costume Departments.

On this page and within the links, we will delve into the world of The Green Machine Hand Press, the ever-growing range of available dies and the hardware that can be used. We’ll also be exploring the benefits, applications, and how a good quality Hand Press makes all the difference to your crafting experience.

We have created a video introduction to The Green Machine Hand Press that showcases some of our most popular dies and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the hand press. Additionally, the video highlights the benefits of choosing The Green Machine over cheaper imitations.

Understanding The Green Machine Hand Press®

What is a Hand Press?
A Hand Press is an easy alternative for hand-applying hardware to your craft to fasten materials together or to add embellishments.


Key components and their functions.

The Green Machine Hand Press® boasts a design with an exceptionally deep installation throat, which sets it apart from its competitors. This feature allows for convenient and straightforward access to typically hard-to-reach areas when installing hardware onto your material. Dies are used in pairs with the bottom half simply slotting into base hole and the upper half being thread into the shaft directly above.

Now that The Green Machine Hand Press® is correctly set up for your chosen hardware, installation is simple. However, the process can differ slightly depending on the chosen hardware and we’d always advise you to view our installation videos if you get stuck. Once familiar with the process simply attach the corresponding parts of the hardware to the installed dies, position the material in place, and press the handle of the machine down firmly – handle grip pads are also available to alleviate stress on the hand. Once fully compressed gently release the handle and voila! You have your hardware in place.

Concerned about choosing the right Die?

Selecting the right type of Die can be a daunting task, given the numerous options available. However, we strive to simplify the process by conveniently linking the necessary dies to the hardware on our site. When looking at a hardware product on our website simply scroll down to see the recommended dies and tools available in the ‘Frequently Bought Together’ section.   

If you're looking for more guidance on how to use various die sets, check out our YouTube channel for instructional videos.

Green Machine Bundles

Skip the decision making process with our Green Machine Bundles! We've taken the guesswork out of the equation by handpicking the ideal hardware and coordinating die sets just for you.

No need to stress over sizing or picking the wrong set, these bundles make getting to know your Green Machine a breeze! 

The Benefits of Using a Hand Press

A hand press allows for extreme precision and control that is almost impossible to achieve with hand tools, giving you professional-grade results. It is incredibly time-saving to work with this tool as it applies the hardware with such ease allowing you to speed up your creative process. The Green Machine Hand Press® has a wide variety of selected dies making it versatile and suitable for a wide range of crafting projects. Furthermore, it is important to invest in a tool that lasts and The Green Machine Hand Press® is durable giving you the longevity you need for a frequently used crafting tool.

Applications of a Hand Press in Crafting

The Green Machine Hand Press® can help with almost any craft as it can work with a variety of materials with ease. These include fabric, leather, vinyl, paper, cardboard, canvas and tarpaulin, among plenty more.

Leathercrafting is very popular with our customers as The Green Machine Hand Press® is the perfect tool for creating custom bags, belts, and accessories. Similarly, when working with clothing, whether you are creating from scratch or upcycling a well-loved item, a hand press is ideal for attaching buttons, press studs, rivets, cutting holes, and adding embellishments.

Embrace the endless possibilities of crafting with The Green Machine Hand Press® for rivets and dies. From personalising accessories to revamping your wardrobe, this versatile tool will become your trusted companion in all your creative endeavours. Make sure to check out our various hardware and die options and perfect your operation techniques by utilising our helpful YouTube channel. If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at

0208 507 9439.

We're always happy to help!


Already got your Green Machine? Make sure to get your FREE 2 YEAR WARRANTY within 28 days of purchasing: HERE.

Invest in a high-quality hand press, and watch as your crafting projects reach new heights of excellence and professionalism.