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Rivet size

Post by beagler1 » 02 Aug 2016, 14:35

Ok im finally extending my casting decks. Doing it out of 1"x2" rectangle stock. 1/8" thick wall.

My question is.. What size and kind of rivets to use to rivet 2 pieces of of 1/8" together?

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Rivet size

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 02 Aug 2016, 19:02

I'd use a 3/16" diameter with 1/4" grip range all aluminum rivet.
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Re: Rivet size

Post by beagler1 » 02 Aug 2016, 20:09

Thank you! Thats what ill look for. I know home depot sells dewalt rivet gins and rivets.

I got a cheapo rivet gun but sometimes the rivets arent super tight. Think i better gun will be better


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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 02 Aug 2016, 20:48

I have the long handled one from Harbor freight. It can do up to 1/4" rivets.
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Post by beagler1 » 02 Aug 2016, 21:53

Long handled one? Do you have a link to what it looks like? Thank you!!!


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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 03 Aug 2016, 08:37

Go to www.harborfreight.com and search for "rivet" or "66422"
It's the 17.5" Heavy duty riveter.
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Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 12:53

Thank you!!


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Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 13:08

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:I'd use a 3/16" diameter with 1/4" grip range all aluminum rivet.
so you mean these?

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Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 13:10

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Go to http://www.harborfreight.com and search for "rivet" or "66422"
It's the 17.5" Heavy duty riveter.
Ok i see! Image


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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 03 Aug 2016, 13:32

The tool is right but the rivets with a 9/32" to 23/64" grip range is too long.
I get my rivets a Menards.
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Re: Rivet size

Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 15:07

Do you have the exact numbers i need to look for?

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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 03 Aug 2016, 15:21

No exact number.
The two 1/8" pieces of aluminum your joining equal 1/4" or .250, you want a rivet that has .250 or 1/4" somewhere in it's grip range.
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Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 17:48

Ok so grip range is something thats on the packaging?


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Post by beagler1 » 03 Aug 2016, 18:10

This!Image


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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 03 Aug 2016, 21:01

Those should do.
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