(Topic ID: 193298)

Blind rivets, what tools do you guys use?


By SarverSystems

2 years ago



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    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from brenna98:

    I got this rivet punch:
    amazon.com link ยป
    I didn't want to buy an expensive press for the Very few times I need to change a target face. Just tap with a hammer.

    Great! I had been looking at that tool (a "sash balance rivet setting tool", which doesn't sound_ like it would work, but sure looks about right). I tried to order the official hand-punch from the company that makes the actual rivets, but they recently discontinued the tool, so I was SOL. I ended up having to use a combination of two other punches: A center-punch and a pin-punch, the first to spread the collar of the rivet, and the second to flatten the collar down. That worked, but imperfectly (the collar ended up with some cracks).

    I have ordered this tool from Amazon, and will try it out: Thanks for the confirmation!

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from jeffc:

    brenna98 - what do you use on the backside when you hammer it?

    A piece of wood or other surface with a slight bit of give is adequate: The rivets are brass or aluminum, and are very soft, so you really don't need the "proper" female die for the head-side. That's my experience anyways.

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