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Old 05-14-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Do you guys think this rivet gun from northern tool is ok for olympic rivets to repair my trailer??? This is the most reasonable one I see price wise. They go upwards to 5 times that price other places.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_22135_22135&issearch=15761
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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Is the rivet size fixed? You might want to think twice about it if you can't change tips for rivet size. Harbor Freight has one that you can change tip size on, but I don't remember price right now.

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Harbor Freight is even cheaper and works great.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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I just checked Harbor freight and they seam to have the exact one ofr $34.99
3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter
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Do you guys think this rivet gun from northern tool is ok for olympic rivets to repair my trailer??? This is the most reasonable one I see price wise. They go upwards to 5 times that price other places.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_22135_22135&issearch=15761
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I just checked Harbor freight and they seam to have the exact one ofr $34.99
3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter
That's the one we use in the shop to install Olympic rivets.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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Ok I bnought the one from harbor freight. Seams to be a pretty nice gun. Come with all the extra parts to rebuild it if needed.

One question as the directions are not the best in the world. How much oil do you put in them. I turned it over like they said and added to the bottom. Geezz when I pulled the trigger to test it with a rivet oil squirted out the front. Did a great job on the rivet.

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One question as the directions are not the best in the world. How much oil do you put in them.

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It's like Brylcreem, a little dab'll do you. A drop or two before use is more than sufficient.
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