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Old 09-08-2012, 05:30 AM
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Does it have multiple tips?
It does have 3 multiple tips and there identified with a mark on there ends, also a wrench, it all fits in a small space at the back of that expelled rivet holder. I squeezed a large dia rivet, it was pretty easy. Quality tool. I've manage to buy myself a used roper whitney riveter, never knew they made them. Haven't received it yet though.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:51 AM
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My roper whitney rivet gun came in and it's a real nice tool and it's for resale, you'd have to be a gorilla to use this thing. It's a two (2) handed machine.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:28 PM
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I returned my duro dyne for a full credit applied to this one, if your helper pops a rivet without unloading, you will have a broken gun. I found 4 pins in my first one when it broke and the last one worked fine for several yrs. then one day as we were finishing I noticed my assistant used it one time, never worked right since. You have to inform anyone to unload it because some guys can't think for themselves. All you do is pull back on the handles and the pin shoots out, you can use that little plastic pc. to catch an expelled round if you want, but I don't. I'm gonna attach an engraved sign on this one to UNLOAD it !@#$. This thing is a joy to work with.
I think the "pin" is really a mandrel. When ordering them if you purchase copper revits the "pin" mandrel can be steel with a copper coating on it. That will rust in time. A smart tin knocker will order them with Brass mandrels. And you do have to teach a helper as if he doesn't know a thing until you've worked with he or she for a while to find out what abilities they have. As far as pop rivet guns. I've found a sears craftman that has a head that will swivel 360 degrees. I use 1/8" rivets and mostly copper so I haven;t had a problem with it. If I do I'll jst take it back and they will trade it in. aLot of times the rivet gun will get the "Jaws" full of crap and it might need to be taken apart and cleaned. Don't oil the jaws though, they will slip and you will wonder what the heck did i do now. dupree
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:41 AM
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Yep I had plum forgot the ole sears and roebuck dupre, I am now having problems with my new $80.00 riveter, I just bought it. Damnkit.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:44 PM
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i got an old pop brand riveter . had it close to 20 years now.changed the jaws in it once. mostly used stainless 1/8 inch .gota keep it clean and tight. but i think they quit making the model i have, not sure
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:26 PM
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Any one heard of a Cherry Bomb? My boss had one it was forever old but worked well. All things aside we used all stainless steel rivets so popping those bastards by hand just gets old. If at all possible try Pnuematic. But I can't name which gun is best.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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I have used the same air riveter for 31 years...."POP" PRG510 I have popped thousands and thousands of 1/8 and 3/16 all steel rivets....never had to do anything but clean the jaws occasionally. They are not cheap....but will last you forever.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:00 PM
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I have used the same air riveter for 31 years...."POP" PRG510 I have popped thousands and thousands of 1/8 and 3/16 all steel rivets....never had to do anything but clean the jaws occasionally. They are not cheap....but will last you forever.
i totally forgot that the air guns work great I use to build Alum. Shutters and as fast as you could put one in and just pull the trigger it was done and the mandrell would fall out the back. dupree
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Looks like all of us are surrounded by junk manufacturing.
The first gun I had was as old as dirt, but was a workhorse.
One day it disappeared.
I don't remember what brand it was, but it can be seen here:
http://www.ehow.com/video_4951872_us...rivet-gun.html

Sometimes you have to wait for the annoying advertisement.
try to purchase shorter POP rivets, in the Video it took the guy 4 pulls to set the rivet, try 1/4 inch long pops. Do not know whether or not available in the USA but (cannot advertise) in the UK 5/32"dia x 1/4" long pops are pulled at the most with 2 pulls, more often with only one pull. you are only using these for thin sheet, up to 18gg. my pops are serving me still after more than 20 years. for a foto go to https://sites.google.com/site/casado...s-for-ductwork
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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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.
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