Duckboats.net
Skip to Content


Home : Main Forums : Duck Boat/Hunting Forum :

Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates?

Quote Reply
Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates?
So I am going to sand blast and paint an old jointer I have been using for a long time. I want to remove and re attach the name plates once I am done, how?

Grinder is to error prone, thinking a small chisel will remove the rivet, then drill the remaining portion out, do my clean up and then rivet it back together, however, where do I get rivets? These aren't pop rivets from a hardware store, solid?

Will attach photos later if I can figure that out now that I no longer have a photobucket account.

Thanks
Quote Reply
Re: Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates? In reply to
What you are looking for is a spiral rivet. E-bay






Also known as a drive screw available on amazon.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging

Last edited by:

Huntindave McCann: Jun 8, 2018, 1:40 PM
Quote Reply
Re: Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates? In reply to
Take a dremel tool with a cut off wheel and grind a slot like a flathead screw. Then twist them out with a screwdriver. Be aware the steel they use in those things is HARD. If you can't get it to back out you will need to grind it flush.
Quote Reply
Re: Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates? In reply to
 center punch the rivet, start with a small bit, get larger till the head spins. Go slowly with each size bit...
Quote Reply
Re: Equipment restoration- how to remove rivits on name plates? In reply to
a small grinder i've used before