|07-01-2011 06:48 PM|
|tech69||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.|
|06-30-2011 01:00 PM|
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.
|06-30-2011 07:26 AM|
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)-
|06-30-2011 07:21 AM|
I hope that this helps-
|06-30-2011 02:34 AM|
Is it red?
Is it a Huck?
used... $75 tops if it is the one in this link pushed by MAC in the 90s
|06-29-2011 10:48 PM|
|06-27-2011 12:57 PM|
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 .
|06-27-2011 10:25 AM|
Yes, they make Rivet Sets for most popular sizes-
|06-27-2011 08:19 AM|
|tech69||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?|
|06-27-2011 07:10 AM|
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:
Also, they carry used Rivet Guns (I'd stay with 3X)-
or, you might consider one of these:
In addition, I use one of these for Rivets that are close to an edge,as I get more control:
|06-25-2011 05:41 PM|
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.