In a message dated 9/10/02 9:23:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I do not have much acquaintance with the Force 12 products, but am
> if the pop rivits shipped
> with a new beam are the closed end (sealed) type. This could explain
> of the cost differential.
> Anyone know for sure??
I don't know the exact nomenclature but the rivets F12 uses are different
than the ones you get at the hardware store. As I recall, they are the kind
where the mandrel pulls out; on the common ones from the hardware store you
just break the mandrel off. I don't know any of the mechanical differences
but Tom definitely made a choice to use them and not the common variety.