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How to Use the Eyelet and Rivet Setting Tool

by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
E527

Eyelets

For best results, total thickness should not be less than 1/2 the length of the eyelet or rivet.

Note: Rivets and eyelets are 1.9mm, it is necessary to use the left (larger) punch side of item H20-3084TL hole-punch tool as it makes a hole of approximately 2mm.
STEP 1
Secure hole-punch tool in bench vise. You will be using the left (larger) punch side of the punch tool.
STEP 2
Insert and align disc to be punched, then turn handle clockwise until hole is fully punched. Turn handle counter clockwise and remove punched disc.

Repeat to punch second disc.
STEP 3
Stack discs with holes aligned and insert eyelet through holes.
STEP 4
Secure setting tool in bench vise. You will be using the eyelet side (dimpled bottom side) of the setting tool.
STEP 5
Insert eyelet head into the eyelet side (dimpled bottom side) of the setting tool.
STEP 6
Turn hand crank clockwise until tube portion of eyelet is sufficiently flared securing the two discs together.
STEP 7
Turn hand crank counter clockwise and remove attached discs from setting tool.

Rivets

For best results, total thickness should not be less than 1/2 the length of the eyelet or rivet.

Note: Rivets and eyelets are 1.9mm, it is necessary to use the left (larger) punch side of item H20-3084TL hole-punch tool as it makes a hole of approximately 2mm.
STEP 1
Secure hole-punch tool in bench vise. You will be using the left (larger) punch side of the punch tool.
STEP 2
Insert and align disc to be punched, then turn handle clockwise until hole is fully punched. Turn handle counter clockwise and remove punched disc.

Repeat to punch second disc.
STEP 3
Stack discs with holes aligned and insert rivet through holes.
STEP 4
Secure setting tool in bench vise. You will be using the rivet side (bowl-shaped bottom side) of the setting tool.
STEP 5
Insert rivet head into the rivet side (bowl-shaped bottom side) of the setting tool.
STEP 6
Turn hand crank clockwise until tube portion of rivet is sufficiently flared securing the two discs together.
STEP 7
Turn hand crank counter clockwise and remove attached discs from setting tool.

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