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Rivets and How to Set Them

May 10, 2019 0 Comments

Rivets and How to Set Them

Did you know you can buy rivets from Bobbin Girl? I tend to use 9mm x 8mm the most but I sell 8mm x 6mm too. The first measurement is the width of the cap and the second is the length of the post.

All my rivets are double capped because they look pretty on both sides

https://www.bobbingirl.co.uk/…/o…/products/double-cap-rivets


How do you set your rivets ?
I've had a rivet press for a long time but I can honestly say it's only in the past few weeks that I've really got to grips with it. I was crushing a lot of rivets but I've worked out that if I push the rivet part without the post into the die and the part with the post through the fabric and press together I have a much higher success rate

I got my press from this shop on ebay, I also bought my dies from them too, that way I was sure the dies and press work together

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/trimmingshopgroup…

If you don't have a press then you can always use these rivet setting tools, again bought from ebay, they work just as well, they just require a bit more elbow grease






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