6.4mm rivets

Martin_J

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As Coaster says.. the lazy tongs riveters are not so good when working up a mast.

I have (and use) the Faithfull long-arm riveter...
http://www.toolbank.com/p/FAIHDLAHR

It does not push you away from the work you're doing and even catches the mandrels.

BTW - It is available for about £30 from other places.. your avatar just doesn't say where you are..
 

NormanS

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As Coaster says.. the lazy tongs riveters are not so good when working up a mast.

I have (and use) the Faithfull long-arm riveter...
http://www.toolbank.com/p/FAIHDLAHR

It does not push you away from the work you're doing and even catches the mandrels.

BTW - It is available for about £30 from other places.. your avatar just doesn't say where you are..


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I fitted steps to my mast using this Faithfull set, with 6.4mm monel rivets. No bother, mind you, the mast was on trestles.
 

PeterR

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I borrowed a Rolson lazytong riveter to fit a spinnaker pole track with 6.4mm monel rivets. It broke after about 4 rivets. I then bought a Faithfull long arm riveter which completed the job with no problems and was a lot easier to use up a set of stepladders.
 
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