American Welding Society Forum
I need a drift for aluminum
metal of choice for least damage and best appearance?
Depends on application and thickness of your aluminum.
for sheet people typically use a divice called a "cleco" They come in various shapes and sizes for different drill/rivet styles....
typically I'll use a stainless scribe if the Cleco needs some help... But have used a tungsten many times in a pinch.
Impressive as always. Nice work.
This is not my work... Just a great example of aluminum craftsmanship.
My balloon just popped!
Here is one I actually did myself many many years ago... When I was teaching sheet metal intro classes at United Airlines..
If you look closely you will see examples of both good and poor technique for bucking solid rivets.
Clecos were used on this exercise
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