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Rivet punch #5465797 06/29/20 04:47 PM
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While looking through my grandpas old tool box for evaporust fodder I found this. [Linked Image]
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I have no clue what the two holes are for. I know what the divot is for. Or is this some other tool? There is what looks like a 9 on the side of it but no other markings.

The only thing we ever riveted was sickle bar mower sections but dad and I always just used a hammer since there was enough clearance under the clips for them to clear even if they weren’t pretty.

Sparks fly from my fingers.

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Re: Rivet punch [Re: jhellwig] #5465899 06/29/20 07:50 PM
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It looks like a divot in divot in a divot. Judging by the mushrooming, it sure was used a lot.

I have hand riveting tools that are similar but without the holes and smaller.

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Re: Rivet punch [Re: jhellwig] #5466137 06/30/20 07:49 AM
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AZjeff Offline
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The hole beside the dimple might have been to insert the end of the rivet and tap the 2 pieces together tight? Then move to the dimple.

Pretty neat to hold a tool in your hand that your grandpa obviously used.

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Re: Rivet punch [Re: jhellwig] #5466166 06/30/20 08:40 AM
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At least you know it was a rivet tool.

There was a time when automotive brakes (and probably tractors too) used rivited on linings. The shoes themselves were not part of the deal. You bought the lining material and attached it to the brake (or clutch, or whatever) with rivets.
My dad's tool box had a wide selection of rivet sizes and lengths, still have them.

You do know that the round end of a ball peen hammer was used specifically for that purpose, right?

Re: Rivet punch [Re: jhellwig] #5466335 06/30/20 12:47 PM
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ragtoplvr Offline
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any tractor wet clutch were bronze For a very old tractor, I remember ordering bronze sheet, cutting on mill, drill, rivet, then groove on lathe

Do not remember tractor, it was high school,50 years ago. The machine shop teacher restored old tractors.


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