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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted April 05, 2005 11:41 PM  
just got a used air rivot gun. how much psi out of the line does it take to run one. i cant get it to work. it make the noise like its working just not enough power to pull the rivet through.

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posted April 06, 2005 02:42 PM  
I dont know how much pressure it takes ot be honest, i have been using a little 99 dollar air comp to power mine lately, it powers it fine.
Have you taken it apart and cleaned it? Could just be dirty inside?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 238
posted April 06, 2005 03:28 PM  
I bought one of the "cheapie' air riveters at Cummins. Cost me $39.99, and I use it on an old compressor I bought used for $20.
I run my air pressure about 120 psi at the tank and around 90 at the regulator. Mine only quit once and the "snout" was loose.

Dirt Maniac

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posted April 11, 2005 09:33 PM  
pull it apart and make sure that you don't have a "nail" stuck in it

Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 18, 2005 09:24 PM  
check the oil inside (it may be low,or empty)
I had the same prob with mine

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posted April 28, 2005 02:28 PM  
I have the "nail stuck in it" problem before. Most air tools are designed to operate at 90psi.

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posted April 28, 2005 08:31 PM  
I bought one from harbor freight 3 years ago and it has been great but there is a little "valve"small plastic peice that changes the direction of air.Well it is broke and I am not sure where to get a new one?Anybody know??

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted April 29, 2005 06:11 PM  
If you know the model number(they sell 2 air riveters) you can go to Harbor Freight's website and go to the product page of the riveter you have. Scroll down and you will see where it says "download product manual" click on that and it will show you a link to download a pdf file of the manual that contains an exploded view with a corresponding parts list. Just pick out the part you need and call them with that part number. They're usually pretty good about getting you parts for their stuff.

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posted May 02, 2005 01:33 PM  

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