Harbor Freight Air Hydraulic pop rivet tool - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
Name: Steve
Trailer: Scamp 13
Posts: 1,704
Harbor Freight Air Hydraulic pop rivet tool

This week I had the urge to install my Fantastic fan. I was not looking forward to installing 40 or so 3/16 pop rivets the way I wished to install my fan. To my luck Harbor Freight put on sale their Air Hydraulic riveters. I buy a fair amount of stuff from Harbor Freight and take the good with the bad but this purchase turned out really good. It is my new best friend. Poping 3/16 rivets is not an easy task with a manual tool, but was a dream with this machine. The tool needs high pressure at 90 Lbs but not much volume so you dont need a big compressor. Harbor freight has this riveter on sale now, Item 93458 from $44.99 to $34.99 and I had one of their 20% discount coupons which knocked off another $7.00, so at $27.99 I jumped in and took a chance. In operation the 3/16 rivets set nice and smooth without cruching the thin fiberglass of the Scamp shell. Some of the rivets need to be set twice to pop the rivet and pull the pin. It just means you hold the gun in place and release the trigger and then squeeze the trigger again. You have to let off the trigger all the way or the rivet grippers inside the tool wont move down the rivet and grab again. I am not affilated with Harbor Freight and I hope anyone using one of these has the same results I did. The actual installation of my fan is carried on another thread. Fantastic Fan install on the modifications forum.
Attached Thumbnails
DCP02065.JPG   DCP02073.JPG  

DCP02077.JPG   DCP02079.JPG  

stevebaz is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pop rivet question Sue and Henry Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 21 07-07-2017 02:55 PM
Pop rivet gun... clearcut Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 11-10-2012 10:20 PM
LED Tail Lights at Harbor Freight peterh Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 38 07-04-2012 07:46 PM
Fold-Up Carrying Case Solar Panels At Harbor Freight Joseph Domingos Modifications, Alterations and Updates 23 07-16-2011 05:51 AM
Harbor Freight Solar on Sale till 4/4 MikeCM General Chat 26 09-21-2010 02:06 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.