Convert your drill into a handy riveter
The Rivedrill system converts your drill into a handy riveter as easy as 1 - 2 - 3
Vermont Sales brings the Rivedrill system to South Africa. The Rivedrill can be fitted to any drill - both cordless or corded - and replaces a hand riveter for easy riveting of steel sheets.
The latest product to be introduced by Vermont Sales is the RiveDrill and attachments. With this handy tool you can drill and rivet using the same drill. Anyone who has done hand riveting know it can be a mission, but the RiveDrill solves this problem as the one tool does it all.
The shaft of the RiveDrill is hex-shaped and inserts into any normal chuck, keyed or quick release, as can be seen below.
Whether your drill is keyed or keyless, the RiveDrill fits easily into the chuck system.
The RiveDrill makes riveting easy and is simple to use. There are a number of models available for the DIY enthusiast, as well as heavy duty work in general industry. The various models cater for peeled, blind rivets, structural use and nut inserts. The attachment weighs in at a mere 400 grams and accepts rivet sizes 10 mm to 30 mm.
Using the RiveDrill
Set the RiveDrill to reverse function until you hear a clicking sound to indicate that the jaws of the RiveDrill are open and is ready to receive the rivet. Note that the hole in the side of the RiveDrill is closed off.
Insert a rivet into the chuck of the RiveDrill and ensure the rivet size matches the collet size. Switch the drill into forward position and hold onto the collar of the RiveDrill to ensure your hand does not make contact with the chuck whilst turning
With the drill in forward mode, hold onto the collar of the RiveDrill to ensure your hand does not make contact with the chuck whilst turning.
Begin ‘drilling’ and you will see the rivet pull back into itself to set. This will obviously be inside the correctly drilled hole size and this picture is for illustration only. Once the rivet has been set and broken off from the rivet shaft you can switch the drill back into the reverse position.
The jaws will now push the shaft of the rivet forward and release it. Note: Make sure the jaws are completely forward until you hear the clicking sound to ensure it is ready to receive the next rivet.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Below is the hole in it’s ‘open’ position - when the jaws are pulled back completely after a rivet has been set. You cannot load a new rivet if the jaws are in this position.