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Old 04-16-2018, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WR Moore View Post
The big issue on replacing the hammer nose is properly flaring/staking the rivet. I ended up making a small bench plate with a short, shaped piece of (broken) drill to act as a backer for the staking.
I have replaced several hammer noses. I place the hammer on the anvil side of my vice, insert the rivet and then use a center punch to flare the rivet. I tap on one side, then flip the hammer over and tap the other side, flaring each side of the rivet a little bit at a time.
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