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Old 08-03-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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After 34 years of reliable service my 3X rivet gun has given up. I have replaced it with a new one but it just doesn't fit in my hand the same and I will have to relearn the trigger. REST IN PEACE
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Interesting when an inanimate object crosses the boundary and becomes something more. I had a relationship with a camera for many years and when it was destroyed by an act of negligence, I was genuinely sad and felt as though I had lost a friend of sorts.
I raise my cup to your old pal and another time for your new one.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:07 AM   #3
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Is that possibly the rivet gun you would have had at vintage trailer academy.

Either way I bet it had seen rivets beyond count.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
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Should mount it like a hood ornament on the Airstream...
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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A riveting suggestion!

The patina of the old handle would match an Airstream well . . .



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Old 08-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #6
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Is that possibly the rivet gun you would have had at vintage trailer academy.

Either way I bet it had seen rivets beyond count.
Yes it is, I'm guessing millions of rivets shot.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:04 AM   #7
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Well then we too will mourn the loss as it's the first rivet gun I ever used also.

Farewell old rivet gun and welcome new.
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When is the service? �� You get the new one from ATS?
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:14 PM   #9
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I wonder if it can be rebuilt?
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:30 AM   #10
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When is the service? �� You get the new one from ATS?
I'm not sure where our buyer purchased the new one at.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:38 AM   #11
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I wonder if it can be rebuilt?
That's what I wanted to begin with but the company bought me a new one. I, however have already made arrangements to have it rebuilt. When it gets back I can leave it home for Airstream work.

I still had a 2X, 4X, and 5X so I was not without a rivet gun. I could also barrow a 3X from one of the other mechs.
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Silly but relevant question...
I need a rivet gun, and wonder what you would suggest as it seems you have experience...
Budget is not huge, so what to look for used...
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Not sure about everyone else. ATS Aircraft Tool Supply is a great place to look
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Silly but relevant question...
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Budget is not huge, so what to look for used...
http://www.aircraft-tool.com/
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