How to Remove POP Rivets Without Surface Damage | Fasteners 101
Welcome back to Albany County Fasteners – Fasteners 101 I’m Bob and today i’m going to demonstrate to you how to remove a structural rivet. So the first thing i’m going to do is use my punch and i’m gonna punch a hole So I have a starting point for my drill. I’m going to add some lubricant to my bit. As I always do. Then i’m gonna, find the center here. Now, this is a structural rivet, that i’m removing. That’s in place and we’re gonna clear the hole out. Of course, you should be using protective glasses and gloves while you’re doing this. Almost there. There we go. Drilled the rivet out. That’s the head of the rivet. Backside comes right out. Takes ya less than five minutes, not even a couple of minutes you can drill the rivet right out. The rivet, so if it’s a quarter inch rivet Ok like we used here, you should use a quarter inch bit to remove the rivet or a three-sixteenths bit but nothing smaller than that. And nothing larger if you don’t want the hole to be over-sized and you’re going to reuse the hole again. So you basically want to use the same size as the rivet that you installed originally. That’s how you remove a structural rivet or you can remove any POP rivet, in this demonstration here. Thank you for watching. There you go. Subscribe, like, comment. Visit us at albanycountyfasteners.com for 50,000 skus right off the rack, ready to ship. We look forward to seeing you in our next video.