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Eyelet Rivets!!

Discussion in 'Fit & Finish' started by Shadnuke, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Shadnuke

    Shadnuke Disabled dreamer...

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    Anyone have a line on eyelet rivets?! The ones I have in my kydex kit are too damned short for the .08 kydex I have! Amazon has none available to Canada, and then ones that are, are $50 bucks for 100 of the bloody things!!! Anyone making an order to Knife Kits, or have a bag they would be willing to part with? I need 3/16 by 1/4 long eyelets, if anyone can help a guy out!!
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    how many layers of 0.08 Kydex?
    I carry these and they should do two layers
    GS8-9 Black Eyelets

    I carry what customers need for the most part so if longer is needed I will get them.
     
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    Thanks John, I actually found them on your site and ordered them a little while after I posted this. They're the wrong size, and I don't have a tool for the 1/4 inch eyelets. I don't have a way to flare them, so I will have to backyard Billy a flaring tool. I might be lucky enough to find one at Michael's, but I won't hold my breath, because the store here in Medicine Hat sucks a buffet of rubber dicks!
     
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the one I have is for 3/16 rivets, so I just need the die and setter, but 60 bucks is a bit pricey. I am likely going to get an arbour press anyway. If I can get things flowing once it warms up, I have so many people that want knives, and I may actually be able to make a little extra money making some, so that's a huge bonus for me, not being able to work.
     
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    Arbor press or hydraulic press are both good ideas.
    Dies can be pricey for them but they pay for themselves in time saved.
    A 12 ton hydraulic press can be used for leather cutting dies another time saver
     
  7. Shadnuke

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    I'm not sure what route I'm going to go, that remains to be seen. I'm VERY limited on space, so a hand powered arbour press will likely suffice. I honestly prefer doing things manually if I can.
     

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