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close this bookRiveting - Course: Technique for Manual Working of Materials. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons
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View the document1. Purpose of riveting
View the document2. Kinds of rivets
View the document3. Kinds of riveted joints
View the document4. Tools and auxiliary means for riveting
View the document5. Calculations for the selection of rivets
View the document6. Technological process of riveting
View the document7. Loosening of a riveted connection
View the document8. Riveting faults

4. Tools and auxiliary means for riveting

- Riveting hammer:

These are locksmith's hammers of a weight between 50 g and 200 g. Hand hammers of a weight between 200 g and 400 g are also used.


Figure 16 - Riveting hammer

Rivet setter:

It serves for setting the set head to the workpiece and for pressing on the plates to be riveted. The head bore side is hardened.


Figure 17 - Rivet setter

- Rivet header:

It serves for finish-forming the closing head of button head rivets after it had been preshaped by the hammer. The head recess is hardened and polished.


Figure 18 - Rivet header

Rivet support (counter holder):

This receives the set head of a button head rivet and is equipped with a head recess. There are fixed rivet supports for clamping in a vice as well as adjustable ones.

The latter are placed under big workpieces and adjusted with the help of a screw.

For countersunk-head riveting, a surface plate or anvil can be used as rivet support.


Figure 19 - Fixed riveting support


Figure 20 - Adjustable riveting support

- Clamping tools:

Various clamps or clamp dogs may be used for clamping the plates; in clamping jaws for round material, rivet bolts can be preformed.


Figure 21 - Clamping by hand vice

For hot-riveting, the following is required additionally:

- smith's fire (for heating up the rivets)
- rivet clamp (for holding the hot rivets)
- rivet tongs (for taking the rivets out of the fire)

For mechanized riveting, the following equipment is used:

- pneumatic riveter
- hydraulic riveter

Which tools and auxiliary equipment are used for cold-riveting by hand?
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What is the task of the rivet setter?
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