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Old 10-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Rivet installation tools ...??

How are most of you doing the inside rivets? Hand tools or air powered? How 'bout the exterior ones? Im going to ask Santa for some tools for redoing the inside and possible outside of my new Safari....!

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hand tools are fine, unless you're doing over 500

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:44 AM   #3
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I use a hand pumped gun for interior rivets. I know a lot of people like the air riveters, but I prefer to feel the set of the rivet and that is why I do it by hand.
For solid rivets or bucked I use a 3x tool from Brown Tools. Ask for a shaver. Santa loves to give good boys and girls rivet shavers.

I personally encourage you to ask Santa NOT to buy your tools from Harbor Freight. He is usually on a tight budget, but you want good tools not ones that are disposable.
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