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Does anyone have a rivet tool I could rent, borrow, buy, that would accept 1/4" closed end aluminum rivets? (POP Rivets) All the running lights on my Regal were installed using 1/4" POP rivets and the normal rivet tools available only go up to 3/16" rivets. 1/4" rivets won't work in them. I found a tool at Hanson Rivet but it's $110 and that's a little much for 20 rivets. As far as I know, they're the only 1/4" rivets on the whole thing.


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For non-structural applications, I have cut a 1/4 rivet to just the grip length, and used it as a bushing for a 3/16 rivet. Since you can't get behind for a backer washer, use a long rivet so the upset is large enough to pull it tight. Do just one to see if it works, first.

What diameter is the stem on your 1/4 inch rivets?


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Check out harbor freight. Lot of the busnuts used their pullers.


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Bill, don't know what dia the mandrel of the 1/4" rivet is but Hanson said it was bigger than the mandrel of a 3/16" and that a normal tool wouldn't work. For that reason, I haven't bought the 1/4" rivets yet.


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HAVE A RIVET GUN U CAN BORROW !

its a this link if it works come get it!!
 
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I found a tool at Hanson Rivet but it's $110 and that's a little much for 20 rivets.


When I need a 1/4 rivet pulled, I go to the hangar, but if I had to buy a tool, I would buy the Astro 1426.

They also have a 5 3/4 extension.

When Homeland Security finally realizes I am retired and no longer lets my Barth in the hangar parking lot, I will probably buy one of these. Or when I need one to keep at home.

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As far as I know, they're the only 1/4" rivets on the whole thing.


When I move my ladder, it will be fastened to the roof with quarter-inchers. There is a little too much flexibility there, which can stress the sealant and invite leaks. I have also tied the ladder to the railing up there to spread the stress around. Of course, if you stay off the roof, this is a non-issue. I tilt the solar panels in the winter, and change the vent lids from clear to tinted and back with the seasons.


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Robert and Kimberly--thanks for the offer. I checked on the RHT 300 and it will only work on rivets up to 3/16" dia. So far, Bill H with the Astro 1426 is the only possibility.
Thanks


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I found a tool at Hanson Rivet but it's $110 and that's a little much for 20 rivets.


If I had to buy a tool, I would buy the Astro 1426.



THIS looks quite a lot like the Astro tool, at a much lower cost. What is this world coming to when a Chinese product is copied by another Chinese factory and sold for less?


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I did find a tool that will handle 1/4" rivets. If anyone wants to borrow it, just let me know. It works very well.
Jim


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I did find a tool that will handle 1/4" rivets. It works very well.
Jim


Whadja get?


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ace hardware has one that turns or swivels around $20.00 I bought one they are inexpensive.
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ace hardware has one that turns or swivels around $20.00 I bought one they are inexpensive.
lenny


How large a rivet will it pull?


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I BOUGHT A PACK OF 100 1/4 RIVETS BECAUSE IT WORKS. I WILL SEND YOU SOME RIVETS SO YOU CAN SEE . I MIGHT BE WRONG ON THE PRICE BUT THEY WORK AND IT HAD TO BE CHEAP OR I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT IT don't have alot of money so I watch my penny's.
lenny
pm me with your address


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it does not say in the add at acehardware.com but it said 4 nose pieces most say 3 nose pieces.check it out with the rivets I send you .
lenny


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