From looking at the forums, I know I *can* use the Harbor Freight rivet gun to build a Zenith, with the mods to the tip.

If you did use the HF gun for your build, I'd like to hear your experience with it - good, bad or ugly.



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How about recommendations for a harbor freight hand riveter?

I have one and another decent brand name one... haven't taken either out of the box except once for a couple of holes in the nose gear strut assembly that I couldn't get at with the pnuematic one.  I wouldn't waste a lot of money on this... get one that's small and can get into tight places and spend the money on the HF pneumatic one.

Hi Brian,

I got 3 of those and they work very well. They were modified for the Zenith rivets and work their magic to form the dome

of the rivets when pulled. I got them for A4, A5 and A6 rivets; no need to change the head every time I change rivet size.



When I first went to purchase one I looked all around and could hardly find one under $500 with the exception of harborfreight ($25 on sale) so I bought 2 incase one broke it wouldn't stop progress. Did my plane from crate to flying and never opened the second one.


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