I want to open a cheap small toast oven for a project. Any idea how to cleanly remove this pin in this picture: enter image description here

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That looks like a pop rivet. Remove it by using a drill bit.

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    Note that you'll want the bit to be the size of the pin in the center. Bigger than the hole (obviously), but smaller than the domed part.
    – FreeMan
    Jun 7, 2022 at 11:51
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    Also note that this will destroy the rivet. That's the only way to get it out, but you'll need a new one (and the tool to install it) if you want to put the toaster oven back together the same way.
    – Dan C
    Jun 7, 2022 at 17:43
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    Alternately if you're ok abusing the tools you have but don't have a drill, a hammer and flat blade screwdriver misused as a chisel should work . Jun 7, 2022 at 18:41
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    If the rivet spins while you’re drilling it out, needlenose pliers can help hold the outside ring still. Jun 8, 2022 at 0:36

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