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Where to get rivet press

By jrcw

4 years ago


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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by PinRestore
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    #1 4 years ago

    Hi, I'm looking for a rivet press or similar quality and affordable riveting tool and loads of rivets.
    Preferably also some hand tools.
    Pinrestore appears to stop producing these. http://www.pinrestore.com/Riveting.html

    Where to get some? I live in NL

    #2 4 years ago

    Harbor freight. That is were pinrestore got theirs and then modified them. Not sure if.they ship overseas.

    #3 4 years ago

    I haven't looked into it, but I have thought about that press they sold for years. I bought some odds and ends from him. Maybe we can get a consensus on here on how to modify/supplement the Harbor Freight press to duplicate his effort? Were the added pieces custom machined or off the shelf pieces?

    #4 4 years ago

    From what I understood the modifications are custom. The press itself I can get from a local store. Not sure though.
    I also like his extensions for hammering the rivets by hand.

    #5 4 years ago

    Here is an instructable describing making one for yourself. It's a pretty easy process and the parts are easy to acquire.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Tubular-Rivet-Press-From-an-Arbor-Press/

    #6 4 years ago

    This tool is pricey but works really well. Only trouble is the mouth isn't big enough for riveting around some tall ramp walls but for basic plastic/ramp flap type applications it's perfect.
    http://www.actionpinball.com/parts.php?item=RIVSET1

    #7 4 years ago

    Thanks for the links!

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from westofrome:

    Only trouble is the mouth isn't big enough for riveting around some tall ramp walls

    i bought a similar one off ebay and filed one side off the die.. works well now

    #9 4 years ago

    I didn't know pinrestore was retiring.

    #10 4 years ago

    FYI they are still selling some things. I just bought a pack of rivets and a rivet punch.

    #11 4 years ago

    It is the rollover hand punch I can't seem to source elsewhere. Anyone have leads on one of those?

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    I didn't know pinrestore was retiring.

    Damn. That's a shame. I've been dealing with Scot and Deb since they opened their doors.

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Damn. That's a shame. I've been dealing with Scot and Deb since they opened their doors.

    We tired. Gotta stop working so damn much.

    #14 4 years ago
    Quoted from PinRestore:

    We tired. Gotta stop working so damn much.

    No way to sell the business to someone else similar to what was done with Comet?

    -1
    #15 4 years ago
    Quoted from roar:

    It is the rollover hand punch I can't seem to source elsewhere. Anyone have leads on one of those?

    Hanson has one. They make solid stuff. I bought my dies from them when I converted my press.

    http://www.erivet.com/storefront_product_detail.cfm?itemnbr=HT-174

    Quoted from PinRestore:

    We tired. Gotta stop working so damn much.

    You all were my first stop when I wanted to get riveting, but you were sold out. I don't blame you for wanting to work less; that grind will wear you down.

    #16 4 years ago
    Quoted from zimjoe:

    Hanson has one. They make solid stuff. I bought my dies from them when I converted my press.
    http://www.erivet.com/storefront_product_detail.cfm?itemnbr=HT-174

    You all were my first stop when I wanted to get riveting, but you were sold out. I don't blame you for wanting to work less; that grind will wear you down.

    I can't begin to tell you how hard I searched for this tool... thank you very much. No shipping to Canada on the site so I'll inquire but nice to see it somewhere else!

    #17 4 years ago
    Quoted from roar:

    No shipping to Canada on the site so I'll inquire but nice to see it somewhere else!

    If you order through Amazon maybe they have the Canadian shipping option amazon.com link »

    That is a huge link, I hope it works.

    I just looked up the same tool on amazon.ca and it was crazy expensive.

    #18 4 years ago

    I tried the Amazon.com link and it doesn't allow shipping to Canada. I've already heard back from them though and they did say they ship to Canada, so great news.

    6 months later
    #19 4 years ago

    so which one works the best, im thinking about buying.

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Damn. That's a shame. I've been dealing with Scot and Deb since they opened their doors.

    What! Shit that is really bad news. I may have to buy the special official Pinrestore Riveter now. Damn it! Where are we going to buy the 3m double sided adhesive from. I’m freaking out guys...

    #21 4 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I may have to buy the special official Pinrestore Riveter now.

    Out of stock.

    LTG : )

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Out of stock.
    LTG : )

    There goes my plan...

    #23 4 years ago

    I have the Third Hand Rivet tool by arbor time. They are apparently back in stock. The deep throat and hand held nature has made it my got to tool for riveting. I have made and used the table top one that Pinrestore used to sell but the 3rd hand is far and away more appropriate for some of the odd ass places a rivet is used, think WH2O boulders or DW subway ramp.

    http://www.arbortime.com

    #24 4 years ago

    so what size rivets do you use to install ramp flaps on a lotr,spiderman, etc. ???

    #25 4 years ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    so what size rivets do you use to install ramp flaps on a lotr,spiderman, etc. ???

    There are two measurements with regards to rivets. The first is the diameter of the rivet. The majority of rivets used on pinball machines are 1/8" (shaft diameter). Specifically, the rivet type is called an oval head semi-tubular rivet. The second measurement is the length of the rivet. The thickness of what is being riveted determines the length of the rivet to be used. Lastly, as is the case with flaps, whenever you are going to rivet where the bottom of the rivet would come into contact with plastic, you must use a washer. The thickness of this washer must also be taken into consideration when determining the length of the rivet needed. Ramps vary in thickness, but I would guess that 7/32" or 1/4" would be what you need.

    Don't know if PinRestore is still selling them or not, but they have a great rivet starter kit for $30...

    http://www.pinrestore.com/Riveting.html

    #26 4 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    There goes my plan...

    If you email they will make you one.

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    If you email they will make you one.

    That was supposed to be a secret.

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