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Old 05-02-2013, 07:42 AM
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We do use short rivets.
Usually 1/8 diameter x 1/8 grip
The video was posted just to show the old rivet gun.
Besides, I'm MUCH better looking than that guy.


LOL, Looking at your foto you need a bit of sun, your head very yellow, such a small nose!!!!!, (just kidding)I know it is the counter weight on the Folders. Cheers to you,
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I know, old thread, but we have found the workhorse of hand riveters.
The Stanley MR 100CG.

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Old 12-17-2014, 04:21 PM
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I posted a picture, but it doesn't show up for some reason.
So, here's the link.

http://www.stanleytools.com/default....+Grade+Riveter
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I like the POP brand rivet guns. However, the Powerlink30 isn't manufactured any longer as far as I know, and the one I currently use the PRP26A doesn't seem to be available many places. They also have a PS15 which is has much better availability but I am unsure of its reliability. I have to replace parts on my PRP26A every 12-24 months under heavy use with primarily painted stainless steel 1/8" rivets. I don't think there are other sized heads for the PRP26A but the other two models do have the other sized heads. The Powerlink30 used to go for about $30, the PS15 is about $30, and the PRP26A was about $60 at a local store but I bought mine about 4 years ago whenever the Powerlink30 was discontinued.

I have 2 POP brand rivet guns got them about 2 years ago, used heavily everyday, 1 has broken (the pivot where the 2 handles are has snapped) apparently you can get spare parts but I have yet to find anyone who does them?!? It seems to me everything these days are not built to last
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I hear that Stanley bought the USM type riveter and it is about $130 now. I have 2 of the PRP-26A and a couple "One Hander PRG402. The PRG 402 is my favorite and I have used it for about 20 years, has all 3 size mandrels. The other brands I have tried never seem to hold up. I was looking for rivet guns and came across an aircraft tool supply page that has probably every type made, but the are expensive, might even have parts. poprivettooling.com I think.
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