Crafted Findings 1/16" Piercing and Rivet Setting Tool
☆ Rising StarStaff Choice
2 Reviews /
Avg Rating: 10 /10
1/16" original rivet piercing/setting tool by Crafted Findings. Screw-action tool with two functions: one end pierces the hole for the rivet and the other flares/sets the rivet. Pierces up to 12-gauge soft metals. Do not pierce steel thicker than 22 gauge. Includes 28-piece sample pack of 1/16" diameter semi-tubular rivets in mixed lengths, hex key wrench (for installing different sizes of piercing and setting dies) and instructions. Made from heat-treated tool steel. Rivets items approx. 0.5mm to 6mm (1/32" - 1/4") total thickness. See Related Products tab for accessories!
By Melissa (R&T Example Jewelry Team) on 4/18/2011
After taking a workshop in traditional riveting (hammering wire through holes), I was amazed at how quickly this tool provides the same function. The appearance of the finished rivet is perfectly domed and smooth. This tool will not give you a hand-hammered look, but it will give you an incredibly easy (and quiet) way to create professional-looking cold connections. If you plan to do a lot of riveting, this tool is well worth the initial investment.
By Mimi on 3/25/2011
I was a little hesitant to spend the money on a tool to simplify something I can already do with a hammer. . .but I am so glad I did! Riveting has always been a little challenging for me, and this tool has totally removed my frustration. It's easy to use, gives a perfect rivet every time, and lets you pierce much further into your metal than a standard punch. Definitely a good investment!