Easy Way to Remove Pop Rivets???
This is a two part question. First, yes I've been removing pop and other rivets for a whole lot of years using the traditional methods of drilling, grinding, chiseling as the need may be.
However, about 3-4 months ago while watching a YouTube DIY video, someone demonstrated a really cool and easy way of doing it. I remember thinking, dang, how come I've never tried it that way! And now, with my CRS syndrom, I don't remember the trick :frown2:
So anyone have a non-traditional, easy way they want to share?
Part II: I usually have thick metal or plastic to work with when removing pop rivets. However, my current task is to rewire an electrical outlet box on an antique sewing machine (along with mechanical repairs). While every other connection is screw-held, the ones inside the box are riveted. (I wonder if that's even to code for modern times?)
My concern here is the electrical parts are thin, brass, and feel fairly fragile so I don't want to damage the metal strips as I'll need to reuse them.
Any tips for something like this?? Also, any tips on securing the new wires? I found copper rivets online (to keep it fairly original) but for $35.00 shipped, which is cost prohibited. I'm thinking maybe #8 brass screws with nuts, star washer on one side, and flat washer on the other. These items I have on-hand.