ACAT and Red Box Rivet Guns
ACAT and RedBox rivet guns are among the best of the best in the rivet gun world. ACAT and Red Box carry all types of rivet guns, varying in size from the 2X all the way up to 9X. Begin by looking just for a rivet gun. Other technicians will tell you about air hammers and air chisels. These low-priced tools may look and sound like rivet guns, but they are not the tool you need to work with soft aluminum skin.
Air hammers hit too hard and too fast. Rivet guns have just the right torque to drive a rivet through aluminum without causing unnecessary denting and damage. Rivet guns move more slowly than air hammers and chisels. Plus, you, the operator, have better trigger control over the gun's impact rate.
As you look for your rivet gun, look for a tool that has "rivetter" embossed on the side of the gun barrel or housing. Many times a rivet gun will have this label on it. Otherwise, look for the X rating of the gun. Whether you're looking at a 3X or 2X rivet gun, with an ACAT or Red Box, you have a quality tool.
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