This popular rivet gun set is used in aircraft manufacturing plants worldwide. The "X" series rivet gun has an incomparable teasing triggers, allowing you to slowly begin riveting without damaging the skin. It has a lightweight aluminum handle with powder coat finish for comfort. Also features a hardened and precision ground steel piston, cylinder and spool valve for long life. The brass regulator and air tool fitting are directly assembled to the rivet gun for your convenience.
Great rivet gun set for the aspiring aircraft sheet metal worker /homebuilder. I use this kit sometimes daily at work and has yet to let me down, had this set for at least 2 years and still works great. Not to mention the company I work for also runs these kits as well. The only thing I wish the kit came with is Tungsten bucking bars, far better (and costlier) than the 4140 bars supplied in the kit. Great kit all around beyond that detail!
The tool and accessories seem to be of high quality. But two problems: No instructions came in the kit, so I called customer service and talked to a nice lady in the California warehouse and told her about it. She went and checked her stock, and all three of the exact same kit didn't have any instructions. There's no web site for the company, so absolutely no support. The other problem is the little molded plastic case that everything comes in is only big enough for the rivet gun to just fit. Well, you have to install the pressure regulator and compressed air fittings to the gun with teflon tape, but then the gun doesn't come close to fitting back in the case.mprettynstupid design. Im sure I can figure out how to use the thing, but come on!
No manual comes with this? No operational specs, nothing on maintaining. User is supposed to just hook it up and hope for the best?
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The difference is a 3X gun can rivet up to a 3/16 inch diameter rivets, and a 4X gun can rivet up to a 1/4 inch diameter rivets.