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Old 05-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #21
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I use a Marson HP2. I also have one from Home Depot with a swivel head which is handy for some applications. They are both in the $40 range and can take various sized rivets.

The problem with the cheaper pop rivet guns is after a while the jaws loose their grip on the rivet shaft causing it to jam or not work at all.
The Marston HP2 is a very good pop rivet gun kit.

We have a tough time getting enough of them.

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Old 05-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #22
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So, there is no easier way to get a buck rivet than a compressor, an air driven riveter and an extra pair of hands? I need to replace some rivets around our door that have to be low profile, the originals I guess are buck rivets.
Specifically for Globie64, for the rivets around your door you should use a rivet squeezer. Olympic or pop rivets won't work.
If you can touch both the head and tail of the rivet with your thumb and forefinger, then this is the way to go.

And it only requires one person, and no air compressor.

If you only have a few to do, a rivet set and a small hammer can also work in a pinch.
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Thanks Aluminitus, I'll check the rental place. I'm sure I can come up with a compressor and a friend.
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