Abstract: A toe cap setting machine includes at least one cooling mechanism having a shoe last fixedly connected to a post with a heating tube disposed below the shoe last which is disposed between two work plates each having a slide slidably disposed thereon. Each of the work plates has a cylinder disposed therebelow which has a cylinder rod extending through the work plate and the slide. A first jaw extends from each of the slides and is located beside the shoe last. A second jaw is pivotally connected to a root portion of each of the first jaws and contacts the cylinder rod of the cylinder corresponding thereto at a bottom of the second jaw so as to clamp a toe cap between the first and the second jaw when the cylinder rod is operated. A light emitting device is disposed above the shoe last.