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Posted: 8/13/2005 6:07:57 PM EDT
I was thinking that it might be possible to build a rivet jig out of a C-clamp> You could clamp a piece of metal on the outside to keep the rivet head formed and the piece on the inside could smash the rivet. You would either have to form/cut the clamp to fit in the indentation or you could use a small block between teh rivet and the clamp on the inside. What are your thoughts?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:22:18 PM EDT
Have you ever witnessed a c-clamp coming apart? Why not just make yourself a boltcutter rivet tool?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:41:47 PM EDT
How about somthing like this http://cgi.ebay.com/SHEEHAN-MFG-CO-CRIMPER-RIVET-TOOL-PATD-1897_W0QQitemZ6201484870QQcategoryZ13869QQrdZ1QQcm­dZViewItem
I bought on on ebay so I guess I'll find our soon enough
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:17:24 AM EDT
My suggestion is to buy some 24" bolt cutter at Harbor Freight ($17), take an angle grinder to them and make yourself some rivet sqweezers.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:40:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Have you ever witnessed a c-clamp coming apart? Why not just make yourself a boltcutter rivet tool?



Totally correct. C-clamps can't handle high stress repeatedly. Good idea, Bean, but the bolt cutter is very simple and cheap.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:02:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MGMan:
How about somthing like this http://cgi.ebay.com/SHEEHAN-MFG-CO-CRIMPER-RIVET-TOOL-PATD-1897_W0QQitemZ6201484870QQcategoryZ13869QQrdZ1QQcm­dZViewItem
I bought on on ebay so I guess I'll find our soon enough



I don't think that will have enough smooshing power. I have 18" bolt cutter smooshers and I have to crank the hell out of it. Wish I had 24" cutter jaws.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:52:46 PM EDT
already bought the bolt cutters. Big lots has them for $10. Now I just need to order a receiver.
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