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#1 Rev SDI

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

Putting the Grip n Rip kit on my 16 X and those steel rivets are a pain! Got to make a investment! I know it will be 6 of one and a half of the other.... so tell me why you like one over the other

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

I would go pneumatic myself. Never used a electric rivit gun.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

If your in Canada the more expensive rivit gun from princess auto works great

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

If you have a compressor then get the pneumatic......if you only have an extension cord get the electric.....IMO though for the amount you need to pull a good manual will get you through.....good thing about those rivets if they start clean they won't slip so don't worry about getting a full pull....just work it so where you get the most strength with the shorter closer pull.......


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

There is also a hydraulic hand operated rivet gun that works very well. Try this link

 

http://www.blindrive...IYBIhoCfwzw_wcB



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

I went with pneumatic....only because I already have a compressor and numerous pneumatic automotive tools.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

The 1/4" capacity pneumatic riveter from Harbor Freight works awesome.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

The 1/4" capacity pneumatic riveter from Harbor Freight works awesome.

 

 

I'm in the market too, and think that's what I'm leaning towards. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:10 PM

Thanks everyone, Pneumatic it is.... 

 

I hear ya Bark, BUT....

 

I've got one I've used many times and last weekend I put two rivets in..... my thumb still hurts! at my age there's pain and then there's more pain.... then there's money and no more pain! PRICELESS!!

 

 

I went Amazon!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:26 PM

The 1/4" capacity pneumatic riveter from Harbor Freight works awesome.

 

X2-- That's the one I have.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

X2-- That's the one I have.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:27 PM

X3 use the heck out of mine

 

X4 Love mine. Use it all the time. Once you have it, you will be surprised how much you use it.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

The 1/4" capacity pneumatic riveter from Harbor Freight works awesome.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:59 PM

I'm pretty sure anyone that used a hand rivet gun, and owns a sled, now owns that blue Harbor Freight one,.........

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

I'm pretty sure anyone that used a hand rivet gun, and owns a sled, now owns that blue Harbor Freight one,.........

I have 3 of them....one only goes to 3/16, found out years ago I needed the larger one to doo the 1/4" rivets so I bought the larger one.  A few years ago, late in the evening during an emergency nun replacement, I dropped my first 1/4"  and broke the casting where the air nipple goes  :angry_old:  so I bought a spare 1/4" when they were on sale and busted out the 25% coupon on top of it.  :happy_old:

I found a mint condition Huck rivet gun ($250) with rivets for $20 at a garage sale this spring so I think I have my bases covered now.  The HF is still the go to as it pulls faster.






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