Northern Industrial Compact Air Hydraulic Riveter
My new favorite tool
Works great. A thousand times easier than a manual pop rivet gun. I love it. Stands up nicely. Easy to pick up and set down. I may come up with more things to rivet just so I can use this tool more.
May 20, 2014
Great Value and Quality
Very simple to use-no more trying to grasp clumsy manual riveter and sometimes using two hands trying to squeeze rivet. Easily applies ample pressure to secure rivet completely. Definitely a great value for the budgeted handyman.
September 17, 2013
Purchased this tool to complete a metal roofing project in Beverly Hills,Ca, We were installing a metal roof and needed to install a lot of 1/8 x #44 Stainless rivets. Based on the reviews I thought this would be perfect. It was indeed. Tool performed flawlessly installing over 3,000 rivets on it's initial use. Paid for itself on the first job. Sets rivets fast and efficiently. Uses minimal air. A small 1 Hp compressor is all you need. Set it at 90 PSI. I added a few drops of Air tool oil every few hundred uses. Only complaint is the trigger mechanism can be a bit uncomfortable but hey after a few thousand rivets I understand why. Buy it you will be pleased with your purchase.
September 17, 2013
This rivet gun is a better deal than the $400 guns. As long as you adjust the jaw assembly correctly and keep it from loosening up it works fine. One weakness is the large nut fastening the master cylinder to the slave comes loose and gets hammered by the master piston. If you stake the nut when you first recieve the gun it will not be a problem.
October 11, 2011
I used this with steel rivets to repair my above ground pool wall and it worked great. I have also used it with Alum rivets with no problems
June 13, 2011
My favorite benefit about moving to a hydraulic riveter from a hand-operated version is the elimination of kick-back. This riveter has plenty of pulling and shaft gripping power. Rarely will you have to pull the trigger twice to set a rivet and best of all, there will be no bounce back down onto your finished surface.
The materials I have have worked with so far include steel bar, aluminum sheet metal, fiberglass, and canvas with various sizes of steel and aluminum rivets.
May 31, 2011
I purchased this from NT about 5 years ago. Initially I was hesitant because of the price..."you get what you pay for". Not the case here. Let me tell you, I use this and abuse this several times a week mostly pulling Stainless steel rivets, both 3/16" and 1/8". The ONLY issue I've had is when I dropped it and the cup on the back end cracked...not to worry, this is constructed identically to other "popular" models and I was able to replace it with one of a broken riveter from the junk box at work. Interesting that the one in the junk box they paid twice as much for and mine is still pulling rivets like new.
March 8, 2011
Long lasting tool
Excellent tool, we use if every day at our signs shop, is a very robust and efficient tool, incredible time saving compared with the hand riveter.
August 30, 2010
Air Hydraulic Riveter
I purchased this tool for my father for Christmas. He needed a tool that allowed him to draw rivets quickly that didn't hurt his hands. This tool was a good value for the price. He tells me he is very happy with how well it works and he uses it often. My Mother says he's like "Rosie the Riveter with this tool".
February 26, 2010
Works great, saves time and my hands in setting rivets. Sets them better than by a hand operated puller
February 15, 2010