Our great range of Air Rivet Guns and Pneumatic Rivet Guns can set 2.4mm to 7.8mm Rivets. This includes Monobolt®, Magnalok®, Bulb-Tite® and Magnabulb®, as well as Multi-Grip and Standard Rivets. We are an Authorised service centre for Gesipa®, FAR, POP® and Gage Bilt. Need help making a decision? Give us a call!
What are the advantages of using an air rivet gun?
An air rivet gun has the following advantages:
● Fast installation speed – vacuum extraction of the spent mandrels into a detachable container.
● It can have more traction power than a cordless rivet gun. It is more capable of installing large-diameter rivets.
● One-hand operation – some air rivet guns hold the rivets in the nose via air suction.
● Ease of use – Compared with a manual rivet tool, an air rivet gun is more efficient in installing rivets without the physical effort required by hand tools.
● Uninterrupted operation – Unlike a cordless rivet gun, an air rivet gun uses continuous compressed air as the driving force. You have no worries about battery replacement.
What to consider when using an air rivet gun?
● Choose the correct-sized nosepiece to suit the rivets you are installing.
● Make sure the nosepiece is tightened before using the tool. It must be tightened with a spanner.
● Adjust the air pressure per the tool’s specifications using an air regulator. Over-pressurising the tool will cause damage.
● Safety issues: 1) ensure the air rivet gun is configured with a mandrel collector before operation; 2) the mandrel collector needs to be emptied regularly to avoid the spent mandrels jamming inside the tool; 3) eye protection and personal protection are highly recommended. Always read the manufacturer’s safety instructions before using the air rivet gun.
● Always perform a test run before high production.
Does an air rivet gun need to be maintained?
Yes. Regular maintenance is essential to avoid tool failure and faulty installation. Regular maintenance includes:
● Lubricate the tool by adding several drops of lubricating oil (we recommend standard air tool oil) into the air inlet, as shown in the picture.
● Top up the hydraulic oil as per the manufacturer’s instructions. There are signs of low oil. For example, if the rivet is in the correct size for the application and the rivet is not installed in one stroke. Also, the rivet can’t be inserted all the way to the end of the nosepiece.
● Clean jaws and nose assembly area as often as needed to avoid the accumulation of rivet swarf in and around the jaw case and jaws. This will cause the jaw mechanism to malfunction.