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Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:43 pm
by FATMAN
At 1st I thought this was a riveting tool then a punch but the bottom piece is spring loaded and moves a friend says it might be for putting fastners on upholstery or tops any ideas? Bob

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 pm
by Mark Gregush
It is a riveting tool. Use mostly in the harness trade to set hollow end rivets but can be used to set band rivets and with modified anvils brake rivets.

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:57 pm
by FATMAN
Thank you, Bob

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm
by Erik Johnson
Mainly for riveting leather as Mark Gregush says but can be used with some other applications.

Rex Riveters are very common - I see them on a regular basis at estate sales, antique shops and swap meets. You can still purchase brand new Rex Riveters.

Google Rex Riveter to learn more:

https://www.google.com/search?q=rex+riv ... e&ie=UTF-8

Photos:

https://www.google.com/search?q=rex+riv ... 80&bih=666

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:25 pm
by Original Smith
How about brake band rivets?

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:28 pm
by Mark Osterman
I’ve used one for installing band linings for years.

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:53 pm
by BobD
What is typically done to repurpose these for band riveting?