Bucking Bar

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Typical Set of Bucking Bars
Typical Set of Bucking Bars

A bucking bar is used to form the shop head of a rivet. It is held against the shank of a rivet and as the rivet gun bangs on the factory head the bar 'bucks' against the shop head causing the metal to deform. That deformation mushrooms the shank forming the shop head. There are many shapes, sizes, and weights of bucking bars. Many are shaped and sized for special-purpose (generally difficult) situations. Pictured is a typical set of bucking bars.