Quoted from whizz:
What kind of riveter do you use?I need a good one.
I use two methods to rivet. First, I built a press just like the one that PinRestore sells......
...Harbor Freight arbor press and purchased the dies from Hanson Rivets. However, I do not use the lower (head) die as shown in the Pintrestore photo. Instead I have a 3/8" bolt threaded through the bottom piece that is drilled to accept the head die. I did this so that I could adjust the height of the lower die. Just makes a difference when fitting certain pieces into the press.
The other method I use....probably as much as the press...is the hand roll over die. On the PinRestore sight above, just scroll down two items and you will see it. While the press is nice and preferred, sometimes due to the position of the rivet, the press won't work.
The hand roll over die can really be used to do all your riveting...Just need to be able to very solidly support the rivet heat when using it.
Couple years ago I posted a video showing how I use the hand roll over die....First post on this page...