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Old 01-28-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Drill bits and Rivets

What sizes of drill bits would it be a good idea to have in your tool box all the time? What size rivets are best to have on hand?
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the FORUMS. Check out Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies! for a large selection of rivets and their uses.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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For 1/8 pop rivets use #30 drill bit.

For Olympic rivets use #21 drill bit.

For 3/16 inch pop rivets use #11 drill bit.

A #20 drill bit for Olympic rivets is too large.

A 1/8" drill bit for 1/8 pop rivets, is too small.

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That's what I was looking for! Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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What about the buck rivets?
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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The drill bits for solid shank (buck) rivets is the same as listed above'

1/8 or #4 rivets is a #30
5/32 or #5 rivets is a #21
3/16 or #6 rivets is a #11

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Thanks I Andy! I have a word document that I just cut and paste pearls of wisdom, I'm sure many are yours!
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