After more than 12-years of use in workshops around the world the Pintonka Rivet Tool remains the #1 choice for clinching tubular rivets in repair and restoration work.  Here’s why:

• The Pintonka Rivet Tool comes with two die drivers — a balanced and convenient T-handle driver that can be spun in the tool for speed and a hex head driver for use in tight spaces where the swing of the T-handle would strike the work. These threaded die drivers provide precise control while clinching the rivet — an important advantage when working with fragile materials that could be damaged using a punch or pliers style rivet tool.

• The Pintonka Rivet Tool can be mounted to any surface giving you a welcome “third hand” during the assembly and riveting process. Bolt it upright on your workbench, screw it to a post, attach it to a block, clamp it in a vise or use it handheld— a sturdy mounting hole is there when you need it.

• The Pintonka Rivet Tool uses the same hardened-steel squeezer dies found on factory rivet setting machines. With the included die set it will neatly roll clinch 1/8” diameter aluminum, brass and mild steel tubular rivets 1/8” to 1” long and up to 2-3/8” in from the edge of the work. These high-quality dies from Hanson are reversible in the tool allowing you to install the rivet with the head inside or outside the work — whichever suits your application.

• The Pintonka Rivet Tool frame is formed from CNC laser cut steel plate TIG welded to perfectly aligned die and screw fittings. The tool feels solid in the hand and the durable powdercoat finish will protect it for a lifetime of use. Although it’s small enough to fit in a tool box it’s big enough for clinching the 1/8” diameter tubular rivets common in Pinball, Tonka and similar restoration work.

Please Note: The Pintonka Rivet Tool is a compact rivet squeezer and is not suitable for solid rivets, rivets made from hardened material, or rivets with a body diameter larger than 1/8” (for those you’ll need a much larger press). Rivets must be accurately sized before squeezing as the tool can be damaged by attempts to smash down a rivet that is too short or too long for the work. The illustrated step-by-step instructions show how to get perfect results every time.