Posts Tagged ‘rivet guns’

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.

Blue Pneumatic – The Latest Advancements in Rivet Guns

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

We are extremely proud of our new V series of rivet guns. These rivet guns are a prime example of how advances in technology help give you the best value for your money.

The V series were designed to be extremely comfortable and simple to use. Both the BP-3V and BP-4V fit easily in the hand, give low shock, and weigh just 3.2lbs and 3.6lbs respectively. They are also extremely small in size, making it easy to complete work in even the tiniest of spaces.

However, no sacrifices on power were made. The BP-3V features 2100lbs of pulling force, while the BP-4V offers a massive 3500lbs of force. Power on this level, from tools so lightweight, cannot be found anywhere else in the industry.

The BP-3V has the blind rivet setting capacities of 1/8”, 5/32” and 3/16” in all alloys. The BP-4V’s capacities are 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, as well with the added 1/4” capacity.

The BP-3V and BP-4V both feature a thumb-operated control button, to help keep the rivet in place. Each gun also comes with an oil applicator and services wrenches.

For optimal use, we recommend keeping an operating air pressure between 80-95 psi.

If you’d like to see the full specifications for the BP-3V, click HERE. For the BP-4V, click HERE.

Peterbuilt Truck After-Market Grill Accessory Mock Up part 3of 3

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

This is the “After Pic “ of an Orlock rivet that is serving as a SOLUTION

to a troublesome rivet application(a look at the blind side):


All of the Pre-mentioned problems are solved(see part 2 for problems)

Cost: A bit more in hard dollars.


1. Dramatically increased customer satisfaction. Increased sales

2. Superior product quality.

3. Visual cosmetic improvement.


1. Although, in this case the per unit rivet price was bit higher, there is a

Small per-grill cost increase. This increase is inconsequential because
there is no competitor
comparison to this custom unit.

Bottom line: The manufacturer and the customer benefit from the conversion to the Orlock rivet even thought there is a small increase in price.