Our rove punch is made of heavy steel and is an essential tool for neat copper nail and rove work. 5 in length. Traditional copper cut nails used with matching copper roves to form a copper rivet. These nails are extremely robust, easy to drive and when the wood fibers become damp and swell, will never work loose.
Copper roves are slightly conical washers. A copper nail is hammered through the joint, a rove is pushed over the end (concave side inward) and the nail is gently peened over forming a copper rivet assembly.
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Our rove punch is made of heavy steel and is an essential tool for neat copper nail and burr work. 5 inches in length.
does this work with 14G as well?
I'm sorry, I don't know.
I have only used it with #12 copper nails.
It doesn't work at allThe hole in the end is neither deep enough or large enough diameter and it's ridiculously pricedMake one yourself out of some steel rod or a piece of hardwood
Hello Jamestown D,Will this rove punch handle the 3.5" copper common nails size number 8 which has a quarter inch diameter smooth shank that are 3.5' LONG? I MUST BE CERTAIN THEY WORK FOR i DON'T HAVE TIME TO PLAY.Sincerely, John Drum
The punch will handle about two inches of shaft. I assume some of the 3.5" will be consumed by the planks. However, I would not recommend this tool. I found the edges sharp and uncomfortable to hold while using. Instead, I found I was able to drill a hole in a hammer head to accomodate the shaft. Then use a larger bit to create a concave shape sufficient for the rove. Using a hammer head allowed some variety in shape and weight to accomodate personal preferences.
I think not. The punch I purchased is for nails with a maximum diameter of one eighth inch or 3mm. and is labeled as such.
Which Rove Punch do I need to a 10d copper nail?
I would not recommend these rove punches. I found the one I purchased uncomfortable to use with the corners. Instead, I made one out of a hammer head. Drilled a hole in it a little larger than my nail. I then used a larger bit to make a dimple to seat the rove. I found this worked much better than the punch I purchased
I have a punch that I got from Jamestown that is marked 3mm and 1/8 inch. It is not heavy enough for 10d nail. The nail needs to be able to slide into the tools end. I would imagine you would need a 3/16 inch punch.
Punch worked fine.
Couldn't have finished this job without the Rove Punch.
A Must Have Item!
This item is a must have for any copper nail and rove work. It makes getting the tight fitting roves down over the nails a snap. Worth every single penny!