Originally Posted by Roy in TO
This is a good thread.
I've got a friend that worked in the aircraft industry. Saw what I was doing to my boler
and dropped me of a few rivets from work. They looked the same as what I've used previously but ... they are heat treated and tough as ****. The regular hand tools won't work with them. Be forewarned that not all rivets are the same.
cherry rivets, and a good hand puller will do them just fine, up to #5's, although they take a pretty good squeeze.
I use a bluepoint swivel head, and it's probably pulled several hundred cherry rivets, when i was too lazy to go get a cherry gun just to do a couple rivets.
Cherry stems stay in the rivet and lock, and they also go by the 1/16th inch for length, so you need a grip gauge to do it right.