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Old 02-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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I have adjustable rivet gun

When I use mine it pulls all way through and does not snap off metal. Is this normal.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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If your rivet gun cannot grip the mandrel properly, either the jaws are oily or the jaws are worn out. Is that what you asked?

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Often poor quality rivets can cause this issue. Also, holes too big and rivet length too long for the application.
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Aluminum rivets on aluminum panels, usually werks best.
Never mild steel!

Stainless can be useful when extra strength is needed, but can be difficult to shear, especially over 1/8".

Use a backing washer whenever possible, same material.

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