We do not recommend with the hand tool base and post. The reason being, when using your hands with the post and base you cannot keep the tool perfectly aligned top to bottom. By holding at an angle by even a few degrees you will put unwanted pressure on the thin edges of the concave setter, which will cause it to crack. Therefore, the hand press is the preferred option as it keeps the top and bottom setter perfectly aligned over one another.
Diameter of threaded upper die: 7.8mm Diameter of anvil (not threaded): 18.9mm