STX-360-13 Star Clincher - The STX-360-13 star clincher is designed to cut the wall of the rivet body and roll it over into six evenly spaced tabs. The purpose of this tool is to cause the rivet to better grip the surface being riveted. A typical use for this tool would be to clinch the field studs when installing a motor's field to its base to prevent the field stud from turning when the brush plate is mounted and its screws are tightened. Examples would be the motors used in Lionel's F3, steam and switcher locomotives.
This tool is made from the highest quality tool steel available and heat treated to harden the tool throughout. This tool fits all commercially available presses including our STX-360.