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Pop riveting.

Postby BML » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:35 pm

I've used a Pop Riveter over the past 75 years but only to join metal maybe two to three millimetres thick when patching a car up and to hold the metal while I welded it. Today I attempted to join a thin two/three mm metal skin of a shed to a 5mm mm thick Strengthening strip and it wouldn’t work. The thought crossed m y mind that my Pop Riveter gun was a one purpose tool or am I wrong? Anyway, would someone by kind enough to tell me what sort of a Pop Riveter gun I need for my task? Many thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:13 pm

Hi bml.
It depends what you mean by it won’t work. Assuming you are using rivets at least 12mm long and drilling a hole which is a close fit there isn’t much else to go wrong.
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