Rivet set

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Rivet set

Post by gunboatbay » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:31 am

I bought a toolbox full of misc. junk recently at a local church bazaar and included in it were 20 some-odd of these items (see atch.). I believe they are rivet-set inserts for a pneumatic rivet-squeezer. I'm strictly a hobbyist, but find rivets are quite handy for a lot of sheet metal projects around the home. I have a good quality rivet gun that uses 401 type rivet sets. Does anyone know if a 401 mount rivet-set is made commercially, that accepts these inserts?? My research on the internet turned up nothing. I could make one from drill rod, but don't have the equipment to properly heat-treat it, so it would be useless in the long term.

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Re: Rivet set

Post by GlennW » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:18 am

I believe US Tool used to sell them as I have one.

Not sure if they still do, or ever did, as I may have made mine from a straight set and just faced and drilled it. Don't remember.

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Re: Rivet set

Post by Spookydad » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:27 pm

Aircraft spruce carries the rivet sets for those tips. The hand ones are surprisingly powerful.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/to/ ... ezers.html

Get one with a yoke that is one size larger than you think you will need. ;-)

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