Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

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Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

Post by FATMAN » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:43 pm

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

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 pm

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

Post by FATMAN » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:57 pm

Thank you, Bob


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

Post by Erik Johnson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm

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

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


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

Post by Original Smith » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:25 pm

How about brake band rivets?


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

Post by Mark Osterman » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:28 pm

I’ve used one for installing band linings for years.

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

Post by BobD » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:53 pm

What is typically done to repurpose these for band riveting?

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