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Old 11-27-2019, 11:44 AM   #21
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The riverter banman linked ratchets mandrels really well. Pneumatic riveters are nice to have but not necessary for 3/16" stainless.
Unless you're installing 200 rivets at a time, your hand will thank you.

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Old 11-27-2019, 02:51 PM   #22
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The riverter banman linked ratchets mandrels really well. Pneumatic riveters are nice to have but not necessary for 3/16" stainless.
Speak for yourself

I wound up with two air riveters. One 1/4" and one 3/6".

It took me about a dozen 3/16" rivets in and my tendinitis shut me down.

If you are considering doing a roof raise I would recommend a pneumatic rivet gun.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:06 PM   #23
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Speak for yourself

I wound up with two air riveters. One 1/4" and one 3/6".

It took me about a dozen 3/16" rivets in and my tendinitis shut me down.

If you are considering doing a roof raise I would recommend a pneumatic rivet gun.
Oh absolutely! If you're doing a large amt of metal work at once like re-installing the roof or wall panels you want power tools! pneumatic or electric --
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:12 PM   #24
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Is 6mm a thing for rivets?
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:03 PM   #25
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Is 6mm a thing for rivets?
Rivets come in numerous sizes of SAE and Metric. 6mm is slightly less than 1/4". They make a 6.3mmm rivet, which is 1/4"
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:09 PM   #26
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How many ss rivets do you have? Interested
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:20 PM   #27
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The riverter banman linked ratchets mandrels really well. Pneumatic riveters are nice to have but not necessary for 3/16" stainless.
Speak for yourself

40 or 50 - 3/16" stainless steel closed end rivets with the ratcheting manual tool might be ok but the number of rivets I set justified buying not one but two pneumatic rivet guns.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:34 AM   #28
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ok first off i need to know the best pop rivet gun that doesn't give me trouble.
Second question is will i need a person on the inside with a bucking bar like repairing a boat?
I don't have much help so getting someone to hold the backing bar will be a chore.
Third... where is the best place to buy the rivets as im figuring on about 5k.

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Old 12-09-2019, 05:37 AM   #29
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ok first off i need to know the best pop rivet gun that doesn't give me trouble.
Second question is will i need a person on the inside with a bucking bar like repairing a boat?
I don't have much help so getting someone to hold the backing bar will be a chore.
Third... where is the best place to buy the rivets as im figuring on about 5k.

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Harbor Freight 3/16" and 1/4" pneumatic riveters are cheap and get the job done. I'd get (and did get) the 1/4" one since it can also do 3/16".

You don't need a bucking bar at all for pop rivets.

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Old 12-09-2019, 08:47 AM   #30
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I use the HF air rivet gun, can't beat it for the price. i got the bigger one that can do 1/4 inch rivets even though they're impossible to find locally.. Currently waiting on a shipment in fact.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:55 AM   #31
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I use the HF air rivet gun, can't beat it for the price. i got the bigger one that can do 1/4 inch rivets even though they're impossible to find locally.. Currently waiting on a shipment in fact.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:01 AM   #32
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Some people say they didnt like the HF rivet guns....Is there a reason that you might know of? i will be ready in a few weeks so i want all my ducks in a row..
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like all hf tools some just randomly suck.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:37 AM   #34
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The only gripe I have with mine is the pin for the lever fell out at some point. I shoved a rivet stem in there and went on with my life.
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Some people say they didnt like the HF rivet guns....Is there a reason that you might know of? i will be ready in a few weeks so i want all my ducks in a row..
You often have to double-chooch each 3/16" rivet (and always with the 1/4" rivets) to get the mandrel to snap off, so it can be slow-going (I don't know if this is because of the gun or my compressor). For me, though, everything else about riveting (fitting, drilling, glopping etc.) is so time-consuming that having to pull the trigger twice for each rivet is not a huge problem.
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While you do typically have to pull the trigger multiple times, I don't think it's a negative. it has x amount of travel per pull.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:33 PM   #37
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Interesting.........

I have had a few rivets that took two pulls with the HF rivet guns but not very many.

They are definitely a low end option but I have been surprised at how well they work.

I bought two 1/4" guns and changed one of them to 3/16". If one does I can still use both 3/16" and 1/4" rivets.

I used mostly 3/16" rivets but wherever a rivet hole got reamed a bit I upsized to 1/4". It was handy not having to change gun setup to switch between rivet sizes.
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do we have to use stainless steel rivets everywhere? on some of my other stuff that i had used stainless the paint NEVER sticks for a long time. ANy advice will be GREATLY appreciated....
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #39
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Depends on the grip length of the rivet on how many pulls it takes. Gun is set up for short length.
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do we have to use stainless steel rivets everywhere? on some of my other stuff that i had used stainless the paint NEVER sticks for a long time. ANy advice will be GREATLY appreciated....
You have two options. Stainless Steel or aluminum.

SS work great in our application. Aluminum rivets in steel can be a problem due to galvanic corrosion.

Someone posted in a other thread stating that the corrosion issue was an old wives tale.

I beg to differ.

My Bluebird had some interior rework done using aluminum rivets. I used a air chisel to remove the interior rivets. The heads of the steel rivets cut off clean. The badly corroded aluminum rivets didn't cut off. They smeared like putty.

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