Easiest Way to Remove Rivets
LESLIE: Linda in Rhode Island needs some help to remove rivet.
LINDA: I have a [door cot] (ph) that is riveted. The cover is riveted on there and I’m trying to find a tool to remove rivets.
TOM: The best way to remove rivets is to simply drill out the center of them. You have to find a drill bit that is just about the size of the center post of the rivet. And you drill it out from the flat side and then the little button that will release will basically come off of one side, then the rivet comes out. So you have to be careful when you use that, of course, because you don’t want to miss. But drilling out a rivet is the hot ticket. Alright?
I hope that helps.