How to Set Copper Rivets

If you’re unfamiliar with copper rivets, they’re one of the strongest rivets you can use to hold two (or more) pieces of leather together.  Here’s a list of the tools you’ll need, but they’re also listed in our video below:

  • Leather
  • Copper Rivets & Burrs
  • Copper Rivet Setter (must match your size of copper rivets, e.g. #12, #9, etc.)
  • 5 oz. piece of leather ¾” x 1 ½” or similar (this will be your spacer gauge)
  • Mallet or Maul
  • Ball Peen Hammer
  • Side Cutters or End Cutters
  • Two piece rivet setter

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