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Old 06-25-2011, 05:41 PM
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air rivet gun question

I see harbor freight has one for $69 that does 1/4" rivets and it's a cheap price but I can totally see something going wrong with it, but then again I won't be doing rivets all that often.

Then I see at this old man's house he has a mac one that cost $350 and it's not huge like all other rivet guns, is very small, and also does 1/4" and he's selling that for $150.

Can anyone vouch for these?

Did a teardown on a lumina (pos) and the handles are like ford pick ups with the 1/4" rivets and also the glass only gives you access with an air rivet gun. Might as well get one and save some time.

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I'd stay away from the HF one, as I think you know they are really hit or miss-what I did (after much research) was to buy one of these:

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,6017.html

Also, they carry used Rivet Guns (I'd stay with 3X)-

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,6281.html

or, you might consider one of these:

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,3874.html

In addition, I use one of these for Rivets that are close to an edge,as I get more control:

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,6337.html
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I think those are airplane rivet guns. Not sure if those would work but can't see why not. Do they work for smaller sized rivets too?
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Yes, they make Rivet Sets for most popular sizes-

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,6079.html
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The only caution I can see with many rivet guns - make sure that it will work with steel as well as aluminum. Even my new hand rivet tool "complains" when I use 5/32" plain steel or SS .

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Yes, they make Rivet Sets for most popular sizes-

http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,6079.html
wow. I'm confused??? Do those PUSH it out rather than pull the stem out? Not sure how that would work with normal rivets.
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Is it red?
Is it a Huck?

used... $75 tops if it is the one in this link pushed by MAC in the 90s
http://huckguns.com/pneudraulic-tool...power-riveter/
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I hope that this helps-



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I think those are airplane rivet guns. Not sure if those would work but can't see why not. Do they work for smaller sized rivets too?

Yes, all the way down to 3/32"-as they are solid, they are much stronger than pop-rivets (which is why they use them on airplanes, although they do use pop-rivets in limited instances)-

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We have two of those at work, and have pulled several thousand rivets with them without any issues. Of those, several hundred were SS 1/4" rivets, the rest were 1/8 or 3/16 aluminum.

We were skeptical of the HF stuff, but these seem to work.

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thanks, I'll get one. The best tech in our shop has one and he also vouched for one. I imagine he thought the same thing about why spending $300 for a tool you don't use often.
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