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Old 07-07-2017, 01:18 PM   #21
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Ah. I'll bet that's it. I figured I needed stainless steel. Maybe I'll switch out for aluminium.
Hand riveting stainless steel larger than 1/8" diameter is going to be difficult to pull with a hand riveter.

But don't forget you can rent power tools. The advantage to that is you know you need to work quickly and get them all done in one short session to minimize your rental fee
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Hand riveting stainless steel larger than 1/8" diameter is going to be difficult to pull with a hand riveter.
Or there is a heavy duty one from Harbour Freight for $20 on sale
https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-...tle-66422.html
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ol/A-p8048882e

Power riveters (air) regular prices are regular priced at $80 USD or $100 CAD
They frequently go on sale as well
https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-...ter-61482.html
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...er/A-p8549776e
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