Thread: Poor Rivet Job
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:00 PM
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This may be helpful to keep the sheets together when squeezing the rivet.
As always, make sure no burrs or drill shaving are between the sheets.

Place a short length of poly tubing over the end of the rivet, the squeezer die will contact the poly tubing first forcing the sheets together before forming the rivet.
The example shown is not the ideal use but will convey the idea.

Don Pansier
Green Bay, WI (GRB)
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