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Removing Rivets

In removing rivets by center punching and drilling, the drill sometimes works off center, thus spoiling the rivet hole. A jig like the one shown will guide the drill true, as well as eliminate the need for center punching the rivet. It is made by welding two lengths of round stock of suitable size at right angles, one to be used as a handle and the other, of slightly larger diameter, to be used as the guide. The latter is drilled to size, a chip clearance hole is made near the lower end, and the bottom edge is countersunk to fit over a rivet head in sealing the guide.

removing rivets


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