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5 Really Powerful Reasons You Should Invest in a Blind Rivet Gun

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Whether you need a blind rivet gun for small, hard to reach areas or a big and powerful tool to complete a construction scale project, this tool is an indispensable part of any man’s kit. There is an extensive selection of these tools available today, ranging from small and compact hand guns to bigger, heavier weight tools with a lot of pulling power. If you don’t own one yet, here are five powerful reasons that you should.

1. Blind Rivet Guns Are Heavy Duty Tools

The pulling force of these tools can range from as little as just over 1500 lbs to over 7000 libs, depending on the size. If you need a hydraulic or air tool that packs a lot of punch, blind rivet guns are well worth investigating.

2. They Can Be Used On Any Material

Because they are heavy duty, penetrating tools, they can be used relatively easily on any type of material. If you purchase a really powerful tool, you should be able to place most rivets accurately and quickly with only one stroke of the gun.


3. They Are Hardworking and Long Lasting

Even when they are used frequently or on big jobs, blind rivet guns work hard and last for a long time. That means, if you have two tools that you can’t decide between and are tempted to buy the cheaper one just to save a bit of money, it might be more cost-effective to pay a little more and get a lifetime’s use from it.

4. Most Blind Rivet Guns Include Nose Pieces

For first-timers, nosepieces can make using the tool very easy. If you haven’t used one before, make sure you buy a pack with nosepieces that include 1/8, 5/32, 3/16 and ¼ bits. This way, even if you don’t know which size you need to complete the job, you have all the pieces you need to work it out. An oil applicator and wrenches can make services and maintenance easier at home.

5. They Have an Impressive Power To Weight Ratio

Of course, the most powerful tool is always the most desirable, but it usually means the tool is heavier and harder to use. You need to find a balance between finding the tool that makes the job quickest, without draining you completely, in terms of your budget or your physical energy. This means you need to choose a tool that allows you to insert most blind rivets in only one stroke, while being easy to handle and manage.