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  • Home Made Brake Rivet Tool

    AD353589-4334-42C3-B6D9-1F8AE9C8E6B3.jpeg I thought I would share this little brake rivet tool I put together to do the brake lining rivets on my Knucklehead. I purchased the proper size rivet setter from Hanson Rivet. I took a cheap Chinese 3” c-clamp, removed the threaded clamping auger and drilled out the hole in the body of the clamp to a size that allowed the rivet setter to insert. I then took a small bit or round stock sized to match the rivet head size, cut that to a size that allowed for proper positioning of the lining and shoe under the rivet setter, and welded the small piece or found stock in place. I tried it out and it worked great. Total cost was zero since I had the clamp and round stock, but even if you had to buy the needed items, it should be under $10, and took about a half hour to make. D5A7A3B7-406E-42F5-AC29-85B1B2CCBC40.jpeg

  • #2
    Great tool!!
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    • #3
      Well done! Excellent idea!!

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      • #4
        Clever idea

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        • #5
          Nice I'll have to check out Hanson Rivet!

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          • #6
            Great idea! I might have to copy your invention.
            Craig (Delaware)
            Perkiomen Chapter
            AMCA Member #1011

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            • #7
              Bob,
              GREAT tool! Looked at the Hanson site and not sure what "rivet setter" you ordered. Got a specific name or part #?
              Thanks.
              Chuck S.

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              • #8
                They actually call it a “clincher.” Here is a pic.
                607CDD23-4EF3-4218-B917-48CCF68E13B5.jpeg

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                • #9
                  PERFECT!
                  Thanks.
                  Chuck S.

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