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How to install blind rivets

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Step 1 – Clamping material

Clamp the pieces of material together, making sure the they are in line with each other, with no gaps.

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Step 2 – Drilling material

Once the material is clamped and in place, using the right sized drill bit, drill through the material to produce a hole for the rivet to slot through.

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Step 3 – Placing rivet

Place the pin of the rivet through the drilled hole so the head and mandrel are uppermost.

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Step 4 – Placing riveter

Push the nozzle of  the riveter onto the mandrel of the rivet.

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Step 5 – Using rivet gun

Squeeze the handles of the riveter together. This will pull the head of the mandrel into the rivet, causing the end of the rivet to expand

Rivets, pop rivets, cold rivets, large flanged rivets, grooved rivets, sealed rivets, peel rivets, multi grip rivets, t rivets, joining, construction, Further pulling action on the riveter causes the mandrel to break off, leaving the rivet permanently fixed, holding the pieces of material together. Repeat the process for each pair of holes.