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    Default Your Rivet Gun(s)

    I was reading an old thread and noticed Steve recommended buying a used 3x recoilless rivet gun and I have to say it's the first time I've seen anyone speak out in favor that style.

    I'm a machinist at a Repair Station and I'm looking to get a gun myself both for work and weekends out at the EAA. What is everyone's favorite rivet gun and what others do you have in your collection?

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    I had one of the recoilless, and ended up selling it, as I could not get a "feel" for it.
    Chicago 4x for me, all day, every day.
    Unless I need bigger, then I haul out the Cleco which is 7X(ish)
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    Reasons for that

    One as I am sure we all have, shooting a few hundred rivets a day your hands go numb, and then you can't close your hand for a week. Recoiless, smooth smooth. Instead of " feeling it, I set it as close as I could get, and I time it. One thousand one, one thousand two.. etc. And you can get dead nuts on. Like doing a rivet every 10 seconds.

    But its an acquired taste I think...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Air21 View Post
    I was reading an old thread and noticed Steve recommended buying a used 3x recoilless rivet gun and I have to say it's the first time I've seen anyone speak out in favor that style.

    I'm a machinist at a Repair Station and I'm looking to get a gun myself both for work and weekends out at the EAA. What is everyone's favorite rivet gun and what others do you have in your collection?
    You never have a second chance, to make a first impression

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    3x gun will do 95% of what you need. Keep in mind though, a sioux 3x hits like a CP 4x

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    Hey Steve, what brand recoilless do you use? I see Chicago Pneumatic, Atlas Copco and APT

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    I have an ATS Recoiless I believe older model but works great
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    I have a 3x and a 5x. Never tried a recoilless gun. However I will say that tungsten bucking bars are worth their weight in gold !!!