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Old 06-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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Quality Pop Rivet Gun?

I've had two pop rivet guns (Ace and Pittsburgh brands) fail on me this week. Can I get a some recommendations rather than risk buying another piece of junk?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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Me too, My Ace one has been giving me a hard time....

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Old 06-28-2009, 12:31 AM   #3
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Hi, I have used a Marson brand pop rivet tool for many years and never had a problem.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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My HomeDepot pop rivet gun works all the time, everyime. It has a swevel head. I have used it on hundreds of aluminum pop rivet Airstream applications
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:50 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by KeithC View Post
My HomeDepot pop rivet gun works all the time, everyime. It has a swevel head. I have used it on hundreds of aluminum pop rivet Airstream applications
I'm on my 3rd Home depot riviet gun in 2 years
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #6
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We have a yellow Stanley great. It has the pivoting head to get into hard to reach places...

We use it for <10 rivet jobs and get the pneumatic one out for any projects with more. Although we have used our Stanley for 1000s+ rivets over the years of Airstream ownership.

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Old 06-28-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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When I was a Snap-on dealer, I sold Marson. Never had a failure. I use a Marson today.
With a lot of use, you may wear the jaws, as on any rivet tool.
If you do have a problem, the parts are available.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 PM   #8
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I have a Marson that I have used for 1000's of rivets. It is the only one to buy. You can also get new jaws for it from Granger I just bought my second set and always have a spare in the box.
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