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Are these any good for pressing rivets
« on: September 19, 2010, 11:57:52 AM »
Picked these up for $1 each at the laverton markets today and was wondering if they would be any good for pinball rivets? i figured for $1 each it's no biggie if they are not suitable figure they are probably leatherwork tools.


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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 11:59:11 AM »

Looks like the tools used to add another notch to the trouser belt !
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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 12:45:21 PM »
What Nino said, OR:


You know the "western" style shirts (dress shirt), that has the pearl press studs on them?

That's the gizmo for installing those type of studs through the fabric...

For brass rivets? You'd need forearms that look like your thighs...

Think they are only stamped steel too - would bend real easy IMO?
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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 01:00:12 PM »
i dont't think they will do the job.
when i am riveting my rivet I have to pull on the press lever with a hell of a lot of force or the rivets end up being loose and i haven't cracked a ramp or plastic yet.
I use a 1 tone arbour press to do mine. Probably over kill but it does the job well
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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 01:34:04 PM »
What Nino said or

For brass rivets? You'd need forearms that look like your thighs...

Think they are only stamped steel too - would bend real easy IMO?


well i have the forearms like thighs %.% but it just goes to show i have absolutly no-idea when it comes to these rivets or what solution i will use when the time comes. &^& these things will at least come in handy for the greyhounds when adjusting collars ect.

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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 02:55:22 PM »
A dollar for the tools and $100 in petrol sheeesh. What the hell are you doing at the Laverton Markets from Romsey???

I gotta have me a look seeing I'm 10mins down the road. Never been but it must be ok for you to do the drive.
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Re: Are these any good for pressing rivets
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 03:02:32 PM »
nah only $30 in petrol and thats return,top markets though and great for a half day outing on a sat or sun,i've been 3 times in the 9 months i have been in victoria and i gotta say it's the best markets in oz that i have seen,i have only been to markets in sydney and brisbane though,anyway well worth the trip.