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Info about this old riveting gun from West Germany? [closed]

Found a cute hand tool in a shed. Reverse image search suggests it's a riveting gun. One side says "Intern(i)et W. Germany", the other says "NZ-3". I'm not usually into riveting, ...
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Easiest way to remove 3/16" drive rivets from a lower screen door hinge?

What's the easiest way to remove the rivets from my lower hinge without damaging the screen door jamb. A video of the lower hinge with rivets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqJT5Y5BNms&t=206s
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Which kind of rivet is this? How can I install it?

I have a plastic case for cello and I would like to install additional rivets like this: But first I need to know which kind is this. This was installed on a plastic plate about 1.5mm thick. What is ...
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how to remove this pin/nail

I want to open a cheap small toast oven for a project. Any idea how to cleanly remove this pin in this picture:
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Rivet gun not gripping rivet again on 2nd pull?

I'm using a (brand-new) hand rivet gun to re-attach 2 plastic pieces of a car bumper (there were rivets here previously). The first rivet went in perfectly. But since then the rivet gun seems to push ...
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Wear bar on snow shovel: whether and how to replace?

Any tips on replacing the worn out metal wear bar on a snow shovel? Should I simply buy a $4 flat aluminum bar and some pop rivets? About $8 total, vs $40 for a new shovel. Seems obvious, just ...
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How would I tighten a screwless kitchen shear?

I have a pair of J. A. Henckels kitchen shears that look exactly like this: The joints are covered with a blue cap on both sides. I sharpened them recently, but they still don't cut well, and I ...
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How to flatten Pop Rivets on the back side?

Pop Rivets and similar blind rivets are great for use where only one side is accessible, but where the back-side shows, the rivet head is not flush with the surface, just bulging out a bit from the ...
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Fixing sheet material together

I have two pieces of sheet material that I want to fix together, one is reinforced cardboard and the other is a flat piece of metal that's part of a clasp. I'm looking for a fixing that would function ...
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Trying to identify proper rivet replacement

A leg broke on one of my tent poles, and I need to replace the rivet. Pop rivets don't seem to be the right option, so I'm asking for assistance in identifying the type of rivet in the other legs
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Problem installing rivnuts into aluminum skin and steel tubing

I have an enclosed cargo trailer. I need to install some rivnuts in the roof beams from the outside of the trailer. The aluminum skin of the trailer is attached to the steel tubing framework using ...
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Rivet kinda thing with hole [closed]

I just received the fractal meshify C (computer case), for this build I wanted to adjust a few things thus I need to disassemble the case. So in order to prepare myself I got myself 3.2mm rivets and a ...
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What kind of rivet is this on an Andersen storm door?

I need to move a hinge on an Andersen storm door and noticed that they had rivets - what kind of rivet is this? They say the size is 3/16 X 9/32. Is it a pop rivet or a blind rivet? I don't know ...
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What's the best tool to install a rivnut into a PVC tube?

What tool do I need to use in order to install a rivnut (rivnut PN with slotted shank) into a PVC tube (fence rail)? Looking for a tool for infrequent use that works well and isn't of questionable ...
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Understanding and repairing kitchen shelf door based on a gas spring

From my understanding, a gas spring has more or less unlimited life. However, in our kitchen (1) which is by now more than 10 years old, a kitchen shelf door using two 250N gas springs seems to get ...
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Trying to replace the adjuster screw on a screen door -- low-profile threaded screw insert and bolt (identification needed)

On my sliding patio screen door there is an height adjuster held in place by flat-profile screw inserts. I'd like to obtain more of these threaded bolts and inserts, but I have a nomenclature issue ...
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What is the difference between a rivet setter and rivet header?

What is the difference between a rivet setter and rivet header? What sort of rivets are they used for? Do they require the use of an anvil?
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Can I drill/rivet into my Fridge?

I would like to attach a clasp/latch to the side of my fridge/freezer, so that I can tell when it is closed at a glance, and to make closing it a concious effort. The fridge is from some time in the ...
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Can I use blind rivets in concrete?

Somebody told me about using blind rivets (5mm) to attach drywall steel tracks on concrete floor and ceiling. Do that really works? How good is this compared with bushing and screw?
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How to separate the two parts linked by these hinges?

I have a mirror (left) attached to a little cabinet (right) via two hinges in the following picture. The combination is supposed to be fixed above the sink in my bathroom. But now I would like to ...
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