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Rivet Setters

Rivet Setters

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How to use:  Choose the setter with a hole diameter slightly larger than the rivet being set. Sizes for #170 correspond with popular 8, 9, and 10 copper rivets. Push the rivet through the hole then turn the material over. Place burr on rivet, then use the rivet setting tool's straight hole to drive the burr down tight against the material. Cut the rivet off close to the burr with side or end nippers. Do not cut off flush with the burr, but leave about 1/16" above the burr. The hole on the side of the rivet setter can be used to dislodge any waste that is wedged into the tool. Place the concave recess of the setter on the burr. Hold perpendicular and strike the tool forcefully, turning to the left then right as you strike. This spreads the end of the rivet over the burr, simultaneously rounding its end. A few extra blows from a soft faced mallet can be used to flatten the rivet end a bit, if desired.

If you would like to see our selection of Copper Rivets and Copper Burrs - Click on the "Orthotics & Prosthetics" drop down menu on the top menu bar then "O & P Catalog" then "Hardware"  (Scroll down to page 53 of the pdf or look for page 146 in blue and white at the bottom)


Product Copper Rivet Hole Diameter Rivet Shank Dia. Weight Price  
170-8 8 0.191 0.180 5 oz $23.10
170-9 9 0.171 0.161 5 oz $23.10
170-10 10 0.161 0.151 5 oz $27.20

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