Chief highlights its Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun, which puts out 10 metric tons of compression force to install new rivets or press out existing rivets in the thick steel and aluminum used to build heavy-duty truck cabs. It also uses 8 metric tons of tension force to hydraulically retract the punching tool from metal sheets, according to the company.
According to Chief, the Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun includes a dial to provide infinite adjustment of the working pressure, which allows the technician to control the output compressive force as well as the retract tension force. The rivet gun can be used to press out or install self-piercing rivets and to punch precisely sized holes to accept flow form or blind rivets. Optional attachment kits are available to install blind rivets as well as blind nuts and blind bolts.
Because the Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun is larger than standard rivet guns in order to deliver higher power output, Chief offers it with a new optional cabinet equipped with a boom (pictured above). The boom takes some of the weight of the gun off the technicians’ shoulders to reduce strain and improve mobility, the company says.