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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sgt.Tee, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Sgt.Tee

    Sgt.Tee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i need a new tool to set ,2 Multigrip Rivets. I do own one tool not sure if it will work on these big rivets. I would purchase a pistol type but which one. I am thinking the pistol type would be easier to use since my hands are bad. What's your take on this. I bought the hood struts and I want to have everything ready for my install
     
  2. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    For the hood struts, you are going to want a rivet gun with long handles, like this one:
    https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy...and-riveter-with-collection-bottle-66422.html
    It is the one used for the hood struts rivets, as well as some other projects, and it works well. It even comes with some rivets, so I used them to fix my snow shovel last week. :D
    It requires some arm strength, but not a lot of grip strength. I think a pistol-grip style would require much more grip strength.
    I also have the regular rivet squeezer (like this one: https://www.harborfreight.com/swivel-head-hand-riveter-63396.html). The larger one is MUCH easier to use with the large rivets.
    Or a pneumatic one would be even easier, but more expensive.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    I have a good, brand name pistol-type riveter that I use for aluminum rivets. For stainless rivets, it hurts my hands so I bought a cheap pneumatic rivet gun. Works great.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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  5. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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