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Author Topic: rivet tools and knowledge  (Read 1061 times)
ttomas
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« on: July 16, 2007, 08:17:54 AM »

Does anyone know where I can get a course in rivets 101?  I know how to use pop rivets and that is about it. where is a good place to buy the tools?  thanks fellows. you guys are great. tomas
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 09:33:04 AM »

e-rivet.com
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 11:16:48 AM »

Harbor Freight has a decent pneumatic rivet gun.  I got the 'better' model on sale for around $50 or so.  It's worked fine for the 100's, if not 1000's of rivets I've installed.  It's also saved my hands. When I needed anything other than cheapo pop rivets, I order from http://www.fsirivet.com/index.php.  Their prices were the best I could find and they are very helpful. 

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 11:18:28 AM »

Go to this web site Roll Eyes
WWW.USATCO.com
or www.browntool.com
Both are aviation maintenance tool suppliers.
Look on ebay for a book called (aircrafts mechanics handbook)
All you will ever need to know about rivet,s and rivet guns and bucking bars.
jlv Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »

Do what I did. Find a couple of retirees from the aircraft industry that live close by. They love to demonstrate their skill, and by the time they have finished teaching you, you are all done.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 04:18:25 PM »

Good idea Stan. The only problem is that I live in rural Kentucky. As a matter of fact, we live so far from civilization that the VCR gets fuzzy reception.
   I ordered the aviation book today
   THANKS AGAIN for all of your help.  Tomas
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 05:07:02 PM »

There was a great article in the May and June issues of the BUS CONVERSIONS MAGAZINE called "Fascinating Fastener Facts".

Some good info there.  I think you can get a subscription on this board Huh Roll Eyes Huh Grin
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