Monday, 8 August 2011

Pop Rivet Gun- How to use a Pop Rivet Gun

A video is an excellent way of demonstrating the way in which you can use a rivet gun for home repair, this is why I compiled this particular video, so that you will be able to see clearly how this works and not have to just follow a step by step on paper guide. Below I will also place the steps again so that you can follow along with the video. 

How to use a Rivet Gun Instructions

Step 1 – Align and clamp together the materials which you want to rivet together.

Step 2 – You will need to drill a hole in the object which you are wanting to rivet, it should be 1/8th of and inch in diameter, to do this just drill a hole with a power drill through both pieces of material which is needing to be joined.

Step 3 – When you have drilled a hole in both pieces of work, making sure they are aligned, you then need to choose an appropriate rivet, in this case an 1/8th of an inch rivet will be used (there are different types of rivets, all do the same thing, but are different strengths and lengths).

Step 4 – Insert the long end of a pop rivet in the pop rivet gun.

Step 5 – Push the wide end of the of the rivet through both materials which you previously drilled, making sure that the pop rivet does not fall out of the pop rivet gun.

Step 6 – (WARNING, make sure you do not trap your fingers in this step) Squeeze the trigger of the pop rivet gun together a few times until you hear and feel a pop of the steel shank of the rivet breaking free. This should leave both parts of the work/ materials securely fixed together.

Step 7 – Remove the clamp which you have used to secure the materials before riveting.

Step 8 – Repeat steps 2 to 6 as many times as needed for the object which you are riveting.

This is the demonstration of how to use a pop rivet gun, following the steps which were shown in the article. If you are interested take a look on my youtube channel for more information. If you would like to see this video on youtube, then please go to this link:

This is only a demonstration of how to use a pop rivet gun, but if you do not currently own one, then I know of a good place to get one for a cheap price, follow the link below for my recommendation of a good rivet gun for a beginner.

There are several types of rivet gun available, and it is recommended that you get the best that you can afford, since this will likely last for many years and will be used on many different jobs.