Just a short review for anyone in need of a pop rivet tool.
I'm in the process of replacing a portion of my floorboards and decided to use closed end, stainless steel pop rivets. I found a 3/16" rivet at www.therivetgallery.com
, which turned out to be a bit too rough for me to pop in some of the more difficult places to reach. After a typical Harbor Freight run (i.e. buy hydraulic rivet tool, fill with hydraulic fluid, watch it leak like crazy), I ordered a RiveDrill (http://www.rivedrill.net/
), model RT120P.
I've used it for about 20 rivets, and it definitely was worth the price and gets the job done. I have a 12 year old 24V Bosch drill and I had to set it on the low speed setting in order to get the torque to pop the 3/16" rivets.
Only a couple of small nits. First, the instructions looked to have been translated from Spanish through some sort of translation program, rendering them nearly incomprehensible. Fortunately, the tool is not difficult to use.
Second, since you have to hold the tool to prevent it from spinning, it would have been better if the tool was textured rather than smooth to allow you to grip it better. I can imagine it being even more difficult to hold when popping 1/4" rivets.