Rated 5 out of 5Â by smc123 Useful Item
I've not had to do much riveting for any of my projects, but I needed to do a repair on a metal trailer tent pole that had separated. The result was exactly as I had anticipated. Great tool which is going to be used more. I opted for the mixed assortment of rivets which were well priced.
6 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DrAardvark Solid
Had a cheap riveter and it was SUCH a pain. This one is solid, easy to clear of used rivets (I've put 100s of rivets through it and never had to take it apart) and has all the heads you'll need for different sized rivets.
Only complaint is that you need to have a hand the size of King Kong to get going single handed (a previous reviewer mentioned you really do need to be holding what you are riveting!).
Pick the right length rivets or they won't hold/snap.
Keep a small spacer (pliers?) to hand if one doesn't snap off. Release the handles a bit, put the spacer in the gap this creates and re-squeeze.
The left over piece of rivet will only release if the handles are COMPLETELY open. If any stick after this then a slight tap with the aforementioned pliers or gently push another rivet in to shove the other out the back.
Hope you found the review errrrm rivetting
2 Jul 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Wanstronian Retains pin
The gun itself works fine I guess - but after every use the rivet pin is retained in the jaws and can only be removed by unscrewing the whole piston assembly until everything falls out, then I have to re-assemble the jaws, spring, splitter and screw cap.
Not what I expect from a tool, at any price.
19 Aug 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by klog Struggles with 4.8mm rivets
Bought this today - I'd have got the Stanley one if it'd been in stock.
I'm not exactly weak, but it took both hands and some swearing to set a 4.8 ALU rivet !
It managed a 4mm SS rivet though, which is surprising in hindsight.
Should be fine for 4mm and smaller ALU rivets. Just not enough leverage in this tool.
I cannot comment on reliability, obviously.
15 Jun 2013