Brad’s Bench Tip of the Month

SETTING A RIVET
Riveting is usually done with a cross peen hammer, but I’ve found it’s a lot easier for me to hit the rivet wire when using a small ball peen – and the smaller the better. Shown here is one I typically use. It’s about 3/8 inch diameter on the back of a chasing hammer, but I’ve been thinking that a 3/16 inch ball might be even better. Look for a yard sale hammer you can modify to work.
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