One of the most used tools to make everyday arrangements in their homes is the riveter. It is very likely that we know this tool but it is important to know some tips on how to use it and the types of riveters that exist for different applications.
What is a riveter and what is it forA riveter is a mechanical tool composed of levers, wedges, screws, springs, among others, which has the purpose of placing rivets, both in industrial processes and in domestic applications, to join two elements that do not have to be disassembled later.
As mentioned, riveters can be used in both industrial and domestic applications and serve to permanently join two or more pieces or elements through a rivet.
It can be used to join two pieces of wood, one piece of wood and one piece of fabric, plastic, not very hard metal, among other materials.
How a riveter worksThe riveter bases its operation on the rivet. The rivet is an element composed of a rod (cylindrical tube) that at one end has a head.
The riveter is placed on the stem until it hits the head. Then when we press the handle of the riveter, it generates a force that squeezes the stem and lifts it.
While the stem rises, it generates a bend in the head that fixes the two pieces and does not allow them to move. The riveter continues to raise the stem to the point where it breaks, leaving only the head joining the two pieces.
Types of RivetersManual riveter : It is the typical hand riveter. It is also known as POP riveter. You can never miss a workshop or a house. The rivet adapts to all piece sizes.
Riveter accordion: It 's a riveter used manually as well. It is compatible with rivets of 2.4 mm, 3.2 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.8 mm, 5 and 6 mm.
C- clamp riveter: These riveters are operated with a pedal and work in conjunction with a pneumatic pump that applies force. In this case buterolas of different sizes and properties are used depending on the application that is given. They are machines of approximately 3.5 kg with a pneumatic pump of about 8 kg.
T-Column Riveter : Copper, aluminum, steel rivets are used among others. It has a weight of about 100 kg and works with compressed air.
Bench riveter : It is similar to the T-Column riveter but smaller. Their weight is 60 kg and they have an interchangeable puncher.