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Old 01-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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Default Portable Electric Mini Rivet Gun (No kidding!)

I finally broke out an X-mas present I recieved but didn't really want. After using it for 2 seconds I thought, "man, i bet this could be used for solid rivets"

Sure enough it can be! The actual hammer part that impacts is rounded, so it should be flattened for backriveting, but it actually works. I will try to get a video up of me using it.
Rick from Fresno

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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You just might be on to something there, although I guess it would be limited to the flush head rivets. Beats running an air compressor and lugging the air hose around.

Show me the video and some completed rivets up close!

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by FresnoR View Post
I finally broke out an X-mas present I recieved but didn't really want.
I got one of these myself for Xmas and thought the same thing! Let us know how it works...I haven't opened up mine yet.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:26 PM
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Are they variable speed or just full speed, bash away? I've actually wanted a battery rivet gun for years.
Actual repeat offender.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:25 AM
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Please help me out with this. Is the striker inside the housing? If so, must it be used on the shop head side only? Have you tried it yet? I have a very tight area in the tailcone and think you are onto something that could help me. Thanks!

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:23 AM
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Do I see a possible new specialty aircraft building tool in the making here?
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 750 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:41 AM
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Default we have MORE tool options

We have Home Depots aviation department, Lowe's aviation department and now Craftsman's aviation department. Everyone is in the flying business!!
Aaron Arvig
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:51 AM
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Default Set holder?

Quick, somebody fab up a set holder for this thing and we're in business. Throw your squeezer sets in and pound away!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:00 AM
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I also received one of these for Christmas. I thought it might be useful for tapping in the wing spar bolts. It takes up less room than the rivet gun some people end up using.
Mike Doyle
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Xenia, OH 45385
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:43 AM
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I'm gonna need a bigger tool chest.
Jim Sherblon

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