Pop Rivet Nirvana
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:13 PM
There has been some discussions in the past about Riv-Nuts. Hanson appears to have those too.
BTW, it has also come to my attention that McMaster Carr also offers a pretty good selection of pop rivets and rivet guns:
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:16 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:03 PM
At Hall Spars we use SS rivets with SS mandrels as the strongest combination...with a proper length rivet for the material thickness the mandrel will break right below the head and adds to the strength. For fittings that are in tension like a turning block at the base of a mast, a rivet has superior holding power to a threaded machine screw.
Do you have a preferred brand or style of SS rivets? A source?
Interesting you can get these in a lot of options. 18-8 Stainless, 316 and maybe 304. Some don't really say what they are.
Also, do you use something like Tef-Gel to isolate the stainless rivet from the mast? (Assuming aluminum).
Do you have a preferred style or brand of gun to install them with?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:42 AM