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 Post subject: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I'm looking for a good quality hand rivet gun that is capable of installing stainless rivets. I have a pneumatic for the house, but I'm looking for one to use in the field.

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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:23 pm 
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The one from Harbor Freight Tools is reportedly quite good:
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools ... 66422.html
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Only $20.


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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:31 pm 
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That's the one I was looking at.

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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:45 am 
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I got one of th HF rivet tools a little while ago. It works well, much easier to pull stainless rivets than with your typical hardware store gun. We'll see how well it holds up, but for $20 and a lifetime warranty, its hard to beat.

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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:23 pm 
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I've been using Marson Big M (no longer available-like a big accordian linked contraption), and Big D rivet guns for over 25 years and have never even needed to replace the jaws in them. They've popped thousands of stainless rivets in Hobies. The Big D will pop 1/4" stainless rivets into wallowed out corner casting rivet holes like nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:21 pm 
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I have the Harbor Freight tool and it worked great for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Quality Rivet Gun
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:36 am 
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"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth." -Archimedes remark about the lever

The leverage of the Harbor Freight tool makes the work of popping rivets very short and easy.


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