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When my wife and I first visited ZAC years back, Shirley suggested me to buy the pneumatic riveter. I did not need one, I believed. Simple hand riveter should be OK with me. I would not do too much building/re-building anyway, since I'd rather be flying!
Now, after long years of hand pulling rivets, many times way too many in one building session, I got deformed index and middle fingers. My hand pulling 1/8" stainless steel rivets (at any one time) to make flush riveted skin have probably done the most damage. It has also caused me 'tennis elbow' pain a couple times.
Shirley, I should have listened to you more carefully!