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drill press as an arbor press for kydex rivets

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by milkyeye, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. milkyeye

    milkyeye Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    anyone have success using a drill press to set kydex rivets? Just thought I could save a few, and use an existing tool, for another task, and just buy the dies.
  2. Nsewell


    Mar 26, 2017
    I used my drill press before I had an arbor press
  3. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    You can. If it's a cheaper press (like a lot of benchtops) with a set screw holding the head in place, you might have to drill a hole and put a pin through it or keep knocking it back down into place.

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