To some, POP rivet tools are just as important, if not more relied upon, than the drill and hammer. Rivet nut fasteners are used to secure steel or aluminium rivet nuts for sturdy installations. As with all kinds of tools, problems do arise from time to time. The POP rivet tool may be low in air pressure and this can cause the rivet mandrel not to break. Low vacuum suction is also a sign of low air pressure or that the collector silencer needs to be cleaned.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 17 millimetre wrench
- Clean, soft cloth
Check the air supply connection and then verify the OS valve is in the "ON" position.
Adjust the air pressure of the rivet tool to not exceed 6.9 bar or 45.4 Kilogram per square inch.
Unplug the rivet tool's air supply and then go to the next step.
Empty the collector and then clean the collector silencer to get rid of spent mandrels. Turn the collector counterclockwise and then use a wrench to take off the collector end nut.
Remove the collector end cap and collector silencer. Use a clean, soft cloth to clean the parts and then reassemble, using a screwdriver to hold the open end of the collector end cap in place as you put the parts back together.
Tips and warnings
- Your POP rivet tool may be low in hydraulic fluid, contact the dealership where you purchased the tool for service options.
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