How to remove the copper rivets from skates
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07-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Originally Posted by
Gunnar Stahl 30
is there a better way other than a chisel and hammer? we dont have anything special in our shop. we have a riveter and thats about it, but the copper rivets dont seem to come off using a chisel and hammer, its taking way too long
If you get good enough, a chisel and hammer only requires one strike and isn't too hard.
I used to do this all the time for myself and friends.. I had a mini skate shop setup in my basement for skate repairs and doing crossover work (ice to roller).
I had a press that did all of the work, but it didn't work with the damn copper rivets (I hate them).
Just get a dremel tool and it will crack them quickly. I used to change a tuuk with copper rivets using a dremel in maybe 5 minutes tops.
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