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Rolson 44409 Four Head Rivet Gun and 75 Rivets - £4.86 Prime (£9.35 Non Prime) @ Amazon
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Rolson 44409 Four Head Rivet Gun and 75 Rivets - £4.86 Prime (£9.35 Non Prime) @ Amazon

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Posted 7th Jun
  • Four Head Rivet Gun with 75 Rivets
  • Heavy duty hand riveter
  • Supplied with a selection of rivets to fit the four interchangeable tips
  • A spanner is included to interchange the heads
  • Four different head sizes supplied 2.4, 3.2, 4.0, 4.8mm
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Just back from a&e. Turns out this is a four head rivet gun not a forehead rivet gun. My mistake.
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Edited by: "Mathieu_" 7th Jun
I’ve got one of these, I use 4.8mm rivets and it’s fine. I’ve gone through over five hundred rivets in the three years I’ve had it, with no problems.
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Used to be able to get boxes of rivets from Amazon for not much money, but they’ve gone right up in price lately. Toolstation do a good selection and are the cheapest at the moment.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
bloodshoteyes07/06/2020 09:17

I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things …I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things are people riveting so I can at least pretend to justify the purchase?!


New roofs on horse boxes for me...


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instagram.com/moo…rs/
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things are people riveting so I can at least pretend to justify the purchase?!
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This looks riveting!!
Edited by: "PinkPanther00" 7th Jun
I've had one that looks very similar to this and it bent with bigger rivets.
I’ve got one of these, I use 4.8mm rivets and it’s fine. I’ve gone through over five hundred rivets in the three years I’ve had it, with no problems.
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Used to be able to get boxes of rivets from Amazon for not much money, but they’ve gone right up in price lately. Toolstation do a good selection and are the cheapest at the moment.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
Under a £5 looks reasonable.
Smithington07/06/2020 08:25

I've had one that looks very similar to this and it bent with bigger …I've had one that looks very similar to this and it bent with bigger rivets.


How the hell do you bend a rivet gun.
I’ve had several of these over the last 40 odd years, they all fail eventually (just don’t grip the rivet sufficiently to break the pin) but at this sort of price it doesn’t matter.......
I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things are people riveting so I can at least pretend to justify the purchase?!
I have purchased a few Rolson products, all been rubbish, I dread to think what will happen to something like this when you exert a bit of force as you will need to when pulling up a rivet. I think in this instance I will pay extra for a branded one lol, In this world, there are bargains and there is rubbish, Rolson unfortunately falls in to the latter category.
Bendown07/06/2020 09:20

I have purchased a few Rolson products, all been rubbish, I dread to think …I have purchased a few Rolson products, all been rubbish, I dread to think what will happen to something like this when you exert a bit of force as you will need to when pulling up a rivet. I think in this instance I will pay extra for a branded one lol, In this world, there are bargains and there is rubbish, Rolson unfortunately falls in to the latter category.


It’s fine, I’ve used mine hundreds of times. I never expect much from Rolson, and rarely use their stuff anymore, but got this a few years ago for one job, and it’s been great. Can’t fault it.
justabout7207/06/2020 09:06

How the hell do you bend a rivet gun.


Well, I guess it's all down to the QUALITY (or, in ROLSON case the LACKof) quality in the material used. You see, as TOYS? Rolson make EXcellent "tools" whereas their TOOLS are
Edited by: "Gazz59" 7th Jun
bloodshoteyes07/06/2020 09:17

I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things …I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things are people riveting so I can at least pretend to justify the purchase?!


New roofs on horse boxes for me...


41005004.jpg


instagram.com/moo…rs/
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 09:24

New roofs on horse boxes for me...[Image]


VERY smart

Well, I guess it's all down to the QUALITY (or, in ROLSON case the LACKof) quality in the material used. You see, as TOYS? Rolson make EXcellent "tools" where as their TOOLS are
Just back from a&e. Turns out this is a four head rivet gun not a forehead rivet gun. My mistake.
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Edited by: "Mathieu_" 7th Jun
I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked up, couldn't release the rivet. Took it apart, released the rivet by hand, done the same thing on the next rivet :/
Jonj161107/06/2020 09:34

I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked …I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked up, couldn't release the rivet. Took it apart, released the rivet by hand, done the same thing on the next rivet :/


What would you really expect from a rivet gun for under a fiver, says it all really. And the icing on the cake is the name Rolson, even the screws I have purchased with their name on the heads have come off
Gazz5907/06/2020 09:28

VERY smart Well, I guess it's all down to the QUALITY (or, in ROLSON …VERY smart Well, I guess it's all down to the QUALITY (or, in ROLSON case the LACK of) quality in the material used. You see, as TOYS? Rolson make EXcellent "tools" where as their TOOLS are


A poor workman always blames his tools.
Jonj161107/06/2020 09:34

I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked …I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked up, couldn't release the rivet. Took it apart, released the rivet by hand, done the same thing on the next rivet :/


Make sure the internal grips are aligned properly, and don’t over tighten the eye.
Jonj161107/06/2020 09:34

I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked …I had mine for 2 days and was on the 7th rivet and it completely locked up, couldn't release the rivet. Took it apart, released the rivet by hand, done the same thing on the next rivet :/



Same here. Managed less than ten rivets.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 09:24

New roofs on horse boxes for me...[Image]


That's not a horse box, can I get 2 Bacon baps with brown sauce and 2 cups of tea please.
Bendown07/06/2020 09:20

I have purchased a few Rolson products, all been rubbish, I dread to think …I have purchased a few Rolson products, all been rubbish, I dread to think what will happen to something like this when you exert a bit of force as you will need to when pulling up a rivet. I think in this instance I will pay extra for a branded one lol, In this world, there are bargains and there is rubbish, Rolson unfortunately falls in to the latter category.


I burnt out a brand new 10mm ROLSON masonry bit(bought specially for the job) in a PRE DRILLED nothing special 8mm hole, NOW that's
Edited by: "Gazz59" 7th Jun
Gazz5907/06/2020 10:08

I burnt out a brand new 10mm ROLSON masonry bit (bought specially for …I burnt out a brand new 10mm ROLSON masonry bit (bought specially for the job) in a PRE DRILLED nothing special 8mm hole, NOW that's


What’s your point?

I said that a lot of their stuff isn’t much good, but, having used this rivet gun for a few years, I can personally say it is definitely up to the job. Drill bits have nothing to do with this deal. The deal is for a rivet gun, and for less than a fiver, it’s a bargain.

Tempted to buy a spare one, but mine has never let me down - and I’ve seen it this price a couple of times recently, so I’m sure it will be cheap again soon.

And it sounds like you don’t know how masonry drill bits work, you don’t need to go fast, quite the opposite. If you’ve burnt a bit out, just expanding a hole by 2mm, then that’s you going too fast.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 09:43

A poor workman always blames his tools.


1, The BOX looks very smart, and it does...very
2, Rolson do make tools, fact.

A poor workman only BUYS Rolson
Gazz5907/06/2020 10:16

1, The BOX looks very smart, and it does...very2, Rolson do make 1, The BOX looks very smart, and it does...very2, Rolson do make tools, fact.A poor workman only BUYS Rolson


1. Not sure why you keep using CAPITALS like that.

2. That’s an opinion, not necessarily a fact.

I can’t understand the mentality of people that make these comments based on opinions without actual experience.

I own one of these rivet guns, you don’t.

From actual experience from using it hundreds of times, I can say it works well, and has lasted. I’m not saying all rolson tools are therefore amazing, I’m clearly saying that this rivet gun is a bargain.

Sorry if you don’t understand that.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 10:12

What’s your point? I said that a lot of their stuff isn’t much good, but, h …What’s your point? I said that a lot of their stuff isn’t much good, but, having used this rivet gun for a few years, I can personally say it is definitely up to the job. Drill bits have nothing to do with this deal. The deal is for a rivet gun, and for less than a fiver, it’s a bargain. Tempted to buy a spare one, but mine has never let me down - and I’ve seen it this price a couple of times recently, so I’m sure it will be cheap again soon.And it sounds like you don’t know how masonry drill bits work, you don’t need to go fast, quite the opposite. If you’ve burnt a bit out, just expanding a hole by 2mm, then that’s you going too fast.


My point is that ROLSON are , what part of Rolson are don't you understand?

BTW

If your drill has different speed settings, for soft masonry use the slowest setting and don't turn on the hammer action - rotary only. If the material is very dense and hard, opt for a faster speed and turn on the hammer action as well.
Edited by: "Gazz59" 7th Jun
Gazz5907/06/2020 10:23

My point is that ROLSON are , what part of Rolson are don't …My point is that ROLSON are , what part of Rolson are don't you understand?BTWIf your drill has different speed settings, for soft masonry use the slowest setting and don't turn on the hammer action - rotary only. If the material is very dense and hard, opt for a faster speed and turn on the hammer action as well.


Because your basing it on absolutely nothing.

If you have one of these rivet guns and it’s rubbish, then fine. But you don’t. You’re just making wild sweeping statements. I think we all know a person like you...

If you can recommend a better rivet gun for the price, please do, otherwise - just keep your prejudiced rantings to yourself.

Have a great day.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 7th Jun
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 10:26

Because your basing it on absolutely nothing.If you have one of these …Because your basing it on absolutely nothing.If you have one of these rivet guns and it’s rubbish, then fine. But you don’t. You’re just making wild sweeping statements. I think we all know a person like you...If you can recommend a better rivet gun for the price, please do, otherwise - just keep your prejudiced rantings to yourself.Have a great day.


A sweeping statement based on the FACT that Rolson make rubbish tools as many have found and mentioned on this very page. You do seem to have a rat up yer ass about something, lock-down been a bit tough has it? you CAN get out now you know.
Not going to defend rolson most of their stuff is poor. But, they don't make or design or even commision the tools, they just source from China and have their name put on it. If the stuff is poor or possibly acceptable is just a matter of luck. I've had a couple of things that were ok, most I leave alone as it's not worth the risk.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 10:21

1. Not sure why you keep using CAPITALS like that.2. That’s an opinion, n …1. Not sure why you keep using CAPITALS like that.2. That’s an opinion, not necessarily a fact.I can’t understand the mentality of people that make these comments based on opinions without actual experience. I own one of these rivet guns, you don’t. From actual experience from using it hundreds of times, I can say it works well, and has lasted. I’m not saying all rolson tools are therefore amazing, I’m clearly saying that this rivet gun is a bargain.Sorry if you don’t understand that.



Not everybody feels as you do about this amAZing tool, but hey if you're happy I'm happy, see... see I'm happy.
compadre07/06/2020 10:38

Not going to defend rolson most of their stuff is poor. But, they don't …Not going to defend rolson most of their stuff is poor. But, they don't make or design or even commision the tools, they just source from China and have their name put on it. If the stuff is poor or possibly acceptable is just a matter of luck. I've had a couple of things that were ok, most I leave alone as it's not worth the risk.


Yes
I had my doubts when my little Sis went shopping for a 10mm drill bit, and returned with a full set of Rolsons (complete with chunky pencil and something else I forget) in a nice little case, fer about £6 (so sorry I didn't get round ter post it boys & girls, some of you would have "snapped" it up...or off?)

Look, it's Horses fer courses people. See what I did there
Even rubbish tools will suffice...sometimes, but if you NEED a job doin and it involves the absolute minimum of stress to the tool? I'd still prefer tools (tried n tested) from a car boot sale over Rolson but that's just my opinion, but what do I know eh, seems like I don't even know how ter drill a hole
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 09:22

It’s fine, I’ve used mine hundreds of times. I never expect much from Rol …It’s fine, I’ve used mine hundreds of times. I never expect much from Rolson, and rarely use their stuff anymore, but got this a few years ago for one job, and it’s been great. Can’t fault it.


I’ve been using this on my kit car for 4.8mm rivets. Done about 100 steel and 100 aluminium. So far so good, the steel rivets are a bit of a workout.
These cheap river guns are ok for soft rivets, just don’t expect the gun to last if using stainless rivets.
Gazz5907/06/2020 11:14

YesI had my doubts when my little Sis went shopping for a 10mm drill bit, …YesI had my doubts when my little Sis went shopping for a 10mm drill bit, and returned with a full set of Rolsons (complete with chunky pencil and something else I forget) in a nice little case, fer about £6 (so sorry I didn't get round ter post it boys & girls, some of you would have "snapped" it up...or off?)Look, it's Horses fer courses people. See what I did there Even rubbish tools will suffice...sometimes, but if you NEED a job doin and it involves the absolute minimum of stress to the tool? I'd still prefer tools (tried n tested) from a car boot sale over Rolson but that's just my opinion, but what do I know eh, seems like I don't even know how ter drill a hole


You are right, dont doubt yourself, the stuff is rubbish, just because someone has pulled a couple of dozen of soft aluminium rivets with it does not make it a good tool, the same people would potentially have used your Rolson drill bit drilling an hole in a breeze block and said they are good drill bits. Take it from a guy who,s job is to buy tools for a living, they are cr*p.
Edited by: "Bendown" 7th Jun
Gazz5907/06/2020 10:16

1, The BOX looks very smart, and it does...very2, Rolson do make 1, The BOX looks very smart, and it does...very2, Rolson do make tools, fact.A poor workman only BUYS Rolson


Whats your alternative recommendation
Bendown07/06/2020 11:48

You are right, dont doubt yourself, the stuff is rubbish, just because …You are right, dont doubt yourself, the stuff is rubbish, just because someone has pulled a couple of dozen of soft aluminium rivets with it does not make it a good tool, the same people would potentially have used your Rolson drill bit drilling an hole in a breeze block and said they are good drill bits. Take it from a guy who,s job is to buy tools for a living, they are cr*p.


Haha, couple of dozen? I’ve done over five hundred. I didn’t expect much when I got it, but it’s still going strong.

You can’t say it’s crap if you’ve never had one.

Yes, I’d never use a rolson drill bit, I’ve tried lots of different ones and only found one brand that works well on steel. But this rivet gun is fine.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 12:13

Haha, couple of dozen? I’ve done over five hundred. I didn’t expect much wh …Haha, couple of dozen? I’ve done over five hundred. I didn’t expect much when I got it, but it’s still going strong.You can’t say it’s crap if you’ve never had one.Yes, I’d never use a rolson drill bit, I’ve tried lots of different ones and only found one brand that works well on steel. But this rivet gun is fine.


If you are happy with it then fair enough, we all can only speak as we find, I find the brand rubbish, you are happy with the brand. Our opinions differ, that to me is not a problem. Maybe the rivet gun has been made by someone else and branded Rolson, its possible and if that is the case it could very well be of reasonable quality.
Edited by: "Bendown" 7th Jun
Bendown07/06/2020 12:27

If you are happy with it then fair enough, we all can only speak as we …If you are happy with it then fair enough, we all can only speak as we find, I find the brand rubbish, you are happy with the brand. Our opinions differ, that to me is not a problem. Maybe the rivet gun has been made by someone else and branded Rolson, its possible and if that is the case it could very well be of reasonable quality.


What’s difficult to understand about this?

I haven’t said I’m happy with the brand, quite the opposite, I’ve said a lot of their stuff isn’t any good. This riveter however has been great.

Rolson buy tools and re-brand them, it’s not like they are manufacturers. You can’t judge the whole range of stuff like that unless you are extremely narrow minded.

You are correct, you can only speak as you find. You haven’t actually used this riveter, so you can’t have an opinion on it really. Two people in this thread have actually used one, and we both say it’s great. Especially for less than a fiver.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 08:37

I’ve got one of these, I use 4.8mm rivets and it’s fine. I’ve gone through …I’ve got one of these, I use 4.8mm rivets and it’s fine. I’ve gone through over five hundred rivets in the three years I’ve had it, with no problems.[Image] Used to be able to get boxes of rivets from Amazon for not much money, but they’ve gone right up in price lately. Toolstation do a good selection and are the cheapest at the moment.


Cool. I can't recall the brand of the one I bent and this looks like a solid endorsement.

Good job on that horsebox. I was riveting bolts to my garage door for extra security.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 12:31

What’s difficult to understand about this?I haven’t said I’m happy with the …What’s difficult to understand about this?I haven’t said I’m happy with the brand, quite the opposite, I’ve said a lot of their stuff isn’t any good. This riveter however has been great.Rolson buy tools and re-brand them, it’s not like they are manufacturers. You can’t judge the whole range of stuff like that unless you are extremely narrow minded.You are correct, you can only speak as you find. You haven’t actually used this riveter, so you can’t have an opinion on it really. Two people in this thread have actually used one, and we both say it’s great. Especially for less than a fiver.


coco200707/06/2020 09:53

Same here. Managed less than ten rivets.


What do you find difficult to understand about other peoples opinion?, perhaps you are narrow minded yourself.
bloodshoteyes07/06/2020 09:17

I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things …I'm inevitably going to buy this thing I don't need, what kind of things are people riveting so I can at least pretend to justify the purchase?!


Any two bits of thin material that you want to be secure.

Sliding bolts to metal doors or window motors to car doors for me.
HorseBoxGuy07/06/2020 09:50

Make sure the internal grips are aligned properly, and don’t over tighten t …Make sure the internal grips are aligned properly, and don’t over tighten the eye.


Likely my mistake on both counts
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