world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #312

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  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    weird rivet gun. i cant figure it out.
     

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  2. MoreAltitude

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    And what is it your having problems figuring out? How is it weird?
     

  3. Doc3402

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    It's not really a weird rivet gun, it just has many different attachments for different types of rivets.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What are those long things? Pins or sleeves?
     
  5. WebleyFosbery38

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    Ribit, Ribit; Ribit Ribit, said the Froggy...
     
  6. rifleman1

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    pop rivet gun the other oieces would be used for diffrent sized rivets.
     
  7. KG7IL

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    cleco type of temporary fasteners?

    Looks like there is a patent number (can't make it out).
    Also says #$%^&*() engineering.
     
  8. bobski

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    you dont insert rivets. you insert threaded rivets into bolts.
    the bolt you see in the gun has no hole to slide a rivet into. it has threads.
     
  9. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    pat 3646800
    sharon, mass
    creative eng.
     
  10. willshoum

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    WHO SAID AIR CRAFT...............BINGO.................Monel, and inconel rivets.............My sons an air craft mechanic.......8 years USMC......Crew chief.............He misses that 50 cal................;)
     
  11. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    explain how it works.....................
     
  12. willshoum

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    lol.............Never used one in all my years, I said my son..............any eight year old should, but not today...........I still can't program the michrowave or the digital clock..............But my index finger works just fine, squeeze don't pull............:eek:
     
  13. bobski

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    ok folks...we know the drill. to get a postiive confirmed...we need to have it explained in depth or see a pic. anyone?
     
  14. rifleman1

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    heres a picture of a cherry max rivet,it looks threaded but its not.it is a mandrel rivet setting tool .they are called blind rivets or pop rivets this particular rivet is for a cherry max rivet gun.
     
  15. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    ok thanks. now heres mine. how does this install into the handle?
     

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  16. rifleman1

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    ive personally never used that style rivet gun but if you google mandrel rivet setting tool it will give you directions use the patend # when you do for better results.
     
  17. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Stabbing in the dark... Track shoe spikes?
     
  18. clr8ter

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    I think I know. We have used something similar at work. The piece of hardware it installs is like a rivet. It screws onto that threaded shank on the gun, and when you squeeze the handle, it collapses part of the hardware. When you unscrew the tool, you have a threaded "nut" crimped into the hole it was inserted in. They're used on aircraft, and other things, too. Honestly, I forget what they are called.
     
  19. JRF22

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    Where I work we call them RVK inserts. They act like a river but put a threaded rivet into sheet metal. We use pneumatic type drill made for them. Forward on the drill crimps it into the hole and reverse backs out the threaded rod on the drill.
     
  20. clr8ter

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    Yeah, sounds like the same thing, but we had to crunch 'em by hand. Which can be very hard to do.