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Old 10-08-2018, 01:13 PM
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+1 on Cleveland tools. They supplied the tools for my Rv12 build (I customized their excel file inventory sheet and they got everything exactly right) and I am very happy with the quality and customer service from them.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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Which pop riveter is "better"? I was looking at going the ordering from different vendors route as one has a better squeezer, and another has better air tools. I have a torque wrench and air drill already.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:32 PM
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Not sure about everyone else, but I had to use a hand pop riveter with a swivel head to get into the fuselage center section for those rivets. The Harbor Freight model worked well for me.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:18 AM
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the PRP26A ! but dont spend more than $100 on it. theres a listing on ebay now for about $50. if you cant find it reasonably, then go for what other people recommend.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:33 AM
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I mean which air tool? I ended up ordering some stuff from Brown, and some more from ATS. I am going to get the main squeeze from Cleveland, but I am still shopping for the air rivet tool. I see the Blue Pneumatic one Aircraft Spruce sells. Brown has a Chicago Pneumatic that looks very similar. This is something I know I will use a ton and I am willing to spend the bigger money on it.

I did get a PRP-26A.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=4237

https://www.browntool.com/Listview/t...ch=blind+rivet
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:45 AM
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you can get a decent air riveter for way less. This is the one I've been using and it's very good


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

about 90 bucks on amazon.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:23 PM
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I'm looking for a better quality pneumatic blind rivet puller too. Anyone tried one of these?
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:18 PM
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Randy - if i was going to buy another i'd look at the total weight of the tool. the lighter the better.
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