Yes I use the cheap air hammers - and am able to control the action by a knob thats on the air hammer itself. I've not used a rivet gun, but don't seem to have trouble controlling the air hammer - I was going to buy a rivet gun, but I figured for 10 bucks I would try the air hammer - seemed to work ok - perhaps I don't know what I'm missing?
1956 Flying Cloud
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original