Use a Rivet Gun for Fastening Instead of Welding

Rivet guns provide you with an alternative way to fasten metal together instead of always having to weld. From a box of rivets to an entire riveting set, eBay has every tool and accessory you need. You can find both new and pre-owned rivet guns on eBay.

Brands of rivet guns

The brand of rivet gun you choose will depend on many factors, most of them personal preference. You may seek out a cheaper brand, or you may make your selection based off a recommendation from someone else. Regardless of the reasons for choosing the brand, several choices are commonly seen on eBay. Here are some of the brands you might see:

  • Hilti
  • Sealey
  • Draper
  • Stanley
  • Silverline
  • Am-Tech
Types of rivet guns

You have several choices of rivet guns when it comes time to make your purchase. If you are a pro riveter, you probably already know the type of gun you want. If you are new to the riveting world, you'll need to understand what you need the tool for and what type of gun you need. Here is a quick rundown of the main types of guns:

  • Pop rivet gun: Pop rivets are used for joining very thin sheets of metal or plastic. They often come with various sizes of heads to use with different sizes of rivets. Some pop rivet guns are easily adjusted to also create blind rivets.
  • Battery rivet gun: A battery-operated rivet gun allows you to attach rivets faster than using a hand-powered gun. They come with rechargeable batteries, similar to a drill, so you can have one charging while you use the tool. For big projects, using a power tool instead of a hand tool can save you up to 60% of the effort.
  • Cordless rivet gun: A cordless rivet gun is the same as a battery rivet gun. The terms are used interchangeably.
  • Electric rivet gun: The electric rivet gun is plugged into an electric outlet to run. Whether you choose an electric rivet gun or a cordless riveting gun is based on personal preference and the types of projects you are working on.
Does eBay sell entire riveting sets?

Whether you are looking for an accessory or a whole set, eBay has numerous options for pop rivet guns, both new and used. Many of the guns do come with some rivets, and if they are battery-operated, most come with the charger. You can search by brand or part or simply browse the selection to see what you want.