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What Everybody Ought To Know About Rivet Gun

Jul. 11, 2020

A rivet gun, also known as a rivet hammer or a pneumatic hammer,Rivet gun is used for all kinds of metal sheet, pipe and other manufacturing industry fastening riveting tools, widely used in automobiles, aviation, railways, refrigeration, elevators, switches, instruments, furniture, decoration and other mechanical and electrical and light industrial products riveting.

Classification Of Rivet Gun

Rivet gun, according to the rivet, can be divided into the solid rivet gun, rivet nut gun, ring groove rivet gun.

According to the different power is divided into pneumatic rivet gun, electric rivet gun, manual rivet gun, hydraulic rivet gun.

Manual only applies to a small amount of riveting, such as a car repair room, or for occasional use in the home garage.

Pneumatic is suitable for factory use in large quantities, such as the assembly of computers, requiring long-term use and stability.

Electric is mainly suitable for large quantities, but not convenient to connect gas sources, such as construction sites, installation of billboards, and so on.

Rivet Gun Set 

The Rivet Gun Set is the perfect tool for a simple house or off-site projects. It helps you fasten anything from sheet metal to heavy fabric. It's lightweight and easy to use.

Probuilt Rivet Gun

Pneumatic rivet gun

How it works:

The compressed air from the pipe through the flap to the piston so that the piston in the rivet gun body to do the reciprocating movement, driving the front rivet rod  of the hammer impact rivets, coarse and close to the rivet hole wall, to achieve a fixed rivet work.

Pneumatic rivet guns typically have a regulator, which adjusts the amount of air entering the tool. Regulated air entering passes through the throttle valve, which is usually controlled by a trigger in the handgrip. When the trigger is squeezed, the throttle valve opens, allowing the pressurized air to flow into the piston. As the piston moves, a port opens, allowing the air pressure to escape—the piston strikes against the rivet set. The force on the rivet set pushes the rivet into the work and against the bucking bar. The bucking bar deforms the tail of the rivet. The piston is returned to the original position by a spring or the shifting of a valve allowing air to drive the disk back to the starting position.


Because the riveting quality is challenging to control during the aviation pneumatic fascinating gun riveting process and the hammer is easy to fly out, an improved design scheme of pneumatic rivet gun control system is proposed: the use of wireless communication, through the control of the rivets pneumatic input circuit break state, to achieve the control of the riveting process. The results show that the scheme can effectively improve the gripping efficiency, fascinating quality,  and the safety factor of the use of the pneumatic rivet gun.

Rivet gun use method:

1, Before starting work from the intake nozzle to inject a small amount of lubricant to ensure the work performance and working life of the rivet gun.

2, Maintain the prescribed intake pressure. The intake pressure is too small, which will reduce the power of the riveting hammer, not only the gripping efficiency is low, the gripping head may also crack due to the number of sticks too many times.

3, Head tight rivets before pressing the button. Otherwise, the piston generates round-trip motion, which consumes a portion of the energy, and the piston hits the housing, causing damage to the rivet gun.

4, The use of protective springs will be the punch and the body of the gun attached securely, to avoid the blow flying out, damage people or products.

5, Right-hand handle, index finger press button, start rivet gun, can use the button to adjust the size of compressed air, to ensure the smooth work of the rivet gun. Riveting is just beginning because the rivet rod is long; the gap between the rivet rod and the rivet hole is large, the rivet rod is easy to bend when hit by the hammer. Therefore, should light pressure button, so that the rivet gun power is small, to be riveted rod to fill the rivet hole and then heavy pressure, increase the rivets power, to quickly form the head, head near completion, and then gradually relax the button, to prevent the head hit too low.

6, The end of the punch according to the different rivet gun model preparation, should not be used to avoid damage to the machine parts, reduce efficiency.

7, In use, should not be free to empty the gun, to avoid damage to the machine parts.

8, The use of gun-in-muzzle is strictly prohibited on people.