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Old 07-08-2011, 06:52 AM
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Could be used that way I guess but what about the older rivet set tools where the side hole did not go all the way through the tool on the side? With those you marked the side of the rivet and then cut it off. It was a gauge to leave only a certain amount of shank above the work so that it would fit properly in the mushroomed concave head and cause the proper fill.

If you study a few different sizes of rivet sets you can see that the holes on the sides are a certain distance from the end of the tool. The very older ones had the side hole on the short side of the tool instead of on the wider side and it did not go all the way through. That was for marking the rivet first for the proper amount of shank needed then you cut it off after you lifted it off from setting and drawing the rivet and shoulder to the work pieces.
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