How to choose the right hand riveter

Riveting metal sheets and other products is a fairly simple process. When choosing a riveter, it will be useful to know its types, work mechanisms, nuances and characteristics. To choose the right riveter, you need to familiarize yourself with its types and characteristics.

Diagram of the device riveter

Scheme device zaklepochnik.

What is a riveter and how is it arranged?

Zaklepochnik - this is a simple construction tool, which is useful when performing some repair and finishing works. Its popularity is not so great, but at the same time it has a very useful function. The main one is the connection of metal plates with a special rivet in any position. This tool is classified as uncomplicated, it looks closely similar to simple pliers. To work with him you do not need special skills, so any person can easily cope with his working mechanism.

Connections for rivets are non-separable bundles of several parts, the holes for the joints of which are filled with some kind of metal alloy. Usually they make holes in the details and process them from different sides with respect to each other. A small piece of non-solid metal is inserted into the hole.

Rivet device

The scheme of the rivet.

The metal is flattened in such a way that it covers the volume of the entire hole and the countersunk groove. Through the formation of the so-called cap is fastening the desired part. With the help of a riveter, it is possible to seal holes in a separate part. Vibration resistance and reliability are the main properties of riveted joints. The rivet will never burst "unexpectedly." It can withstand the heavy load applied to the parts. This is one of the significant differences in riveting from welding, which can easily burst and collapse. At first, the rivet seems to be “pulled out”.

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Types of riveters

Rivets are already known among construction and repair professionals as cheap and high quality parts. Due to the emergence of riveting tools, the riveting process itself has become much easier and more convenient. What are the types of riveters and how to choose a riveter?

All varieties of riveting tools can be divided into two groups: threaded and exhaust. Difference zaklepochnik from threaded is in diameter. They come in several varieties.

Types of riveters:

  1. Manual (the most simple, work mechanically).
  2. Pneumatic (operation of the device is made by means of air supply).
  3. Battery (work on the battery without connecting to the network).
  4. Pneumohydraulic (the most powerful and multifunctional).
The scheme of a professional riveter

The scheme of a professional riveter.

Hand riveters are for one hand and two. For one hand, tools are usually made with the expectation of a small rivet diameter (up to 5 mm diameter). Tools for two hands exceed this limit and are designed for a diameter of 6.4 mm. It looks like a manual riveter is very similar to pliers. It works on a leverage system, because its functionality is completely based on the application of effort. From a number of riveting devices, it is necessary to isolate both amateur and professional riveters. The difference is that professional types of riveting tools often have large dimensions and have increased power. The main difference is in the force applied during the riveting process. The main characteristic of the pneumatic model of riveters is increased productivity.

The package usually includes a special pump, but it may not be. The pneumatic-hydraulic riveters, the so-called rivet guns, are designed to work with the latest modern rivets. High degree of performance and high functionality - their distinguishing feature. Battery riveters have long been in demand in the construction market, renowned for their practicality and convenience. Threaded riveting tools differ in diameter for riveting nuts. Diameters range from M3 to M12.

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How to choose a manual riveter?

The range of manual zaklepochnikov is large and functionally diverse. The price of various products varies from 150 rubles to 2-3 thousand rubles.

How to choose the best option for purchase? The basic law of the choice of a device is to determine the purpose for which it is intended.

Manual models are worse than professional analogs both in quality and in terms of performance.

Be sure to know the exact tasks that will be solved with the help of this tool. If you often have to do work and you will use rivets of different diameters, then it is better to have at least two different rivets in the household (for example, a two-handed model and a single-hand one). If the scope of work is large, then it is undesirable to spend money on cheap products. You should choose a more expensive model with a correspondingly higher quality. Riveting tool in any case will pay for itself.

Be sure to take into account the way of work and accuracy of the employee. No matter how expensive and durable a tool is, you can break anything if you are careless with the tool. Therefore, do not trust the reviews of other buyers about a particular model too much. Given all the above, you can choose the most useful and convenient hand riveting tools.

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