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Old 08-07-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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What type of riveter are ya'll using when skinning windows and what ever else needs a rivet? Im sure one of the single shot 12 dollars northern tool isnt the way to go.
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This guy seems to be the ticket...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I tested using steel and aluminum rivets.It's not to heavy, Angie loves it. I haven't used it enough to vouch for longevity, but the reviews suggest it will last longer than I need it to.

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Old 08-07-2018, 04:18 PM   #3
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This guy seems to be the ticket...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I tested using steel and aluminum rivets.It's not to heavy, Angie loves it. I haven't used it enough to vouch for longevity, but the reviews suggest it will last longer than I need it to.

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The link doesnt work for me. Could you tell me the name? Im trying to get my tools here for when i need them.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:23 PM   #4
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I bought a cheap air riveter from harbor Freight and it's great. My GF can use it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:31 PM   #5
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Air riveters run $40 and $70 at Harbor Freight. Is there a concern that these type rivets on the exterior to leak?
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:36 PM   #6
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I used mine for interior and exterior rivets and it's been great thus far. I bought steel rivets from Tractor Supply because they had them on the shelf.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:48 PM   #7
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Well, i needed a air compressor...lol.. does anyone know off hand what size rivets are being used to skin windows?
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Well, i needed a air compressor...lol.. does anyone know off hand what size rivets are being used to skin windows?
Most look like 1/4"
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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What type of riveter are ya'll using when skinning windows and what ever else needs a rivet? Im sure one of the single shot 12 dollars northern tool isnt the way to go.
You really want the $70 one from Harbor Freight. It will make it SO MUCH easier and it'll do a better job. It can also handle 1/4" rivets.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:14 PM   #10
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Most look like 1/4"
Mine all looked like 1/4 but 95% were 3/16".
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:15 PM   #11
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Air riveters run $40 and $70 at Harbor Freight. Is there a concern that these type rivets on the exterior to leak?
Closed end blind rivets won't leak.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #12
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The link doesnt work for me. Could you tell me the name? Im trying to get my tools here for when i need them.
Weird.. Goes to the site for me.

Any way its a Astro Pneumatic Tool PR-14.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:34 PM   #13
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Weird.. Goes to the site for me.

Any way its a Astro Pneumatic Tool PR-14.
Thats the one i was eyeing before i had a compressor.
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Thats the one i was eyeing before i had a compressor.
Looks identical to the Harbor Freight one that's $70.


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Old 08-07-2018, 07:06 PM   #15
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Pulled mine out of the drawer to check the brand, CP (Central Pneumatic). Surprised me the condition it is in, it put every one of my race cars together since 1989.
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Pulled mine out of the drawer to check the brand, CP (Central Pneumatic). Surprised me the condition it is in, it put every one of my race cars together since 1989.
Mine's been pretty good, too.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:27 AM   #17
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Seems to be a consensus, thats the one im getting.
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Which ever one you get, you will definitely want to pick up a 360 degree swivel air coupler to go with it. Fighting the hose sucks out all the joy.

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Which ever one you get, you will definitely want to pick up a 360 degree swivel air coupler to go with it. Fighting the hose sucks out all the joy.

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Thanks for the heads up on that.
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