Using the pneumatic rivet puller to set the first skin rivet.
The pneumatic rivet puller is a great tool to own for a project like this. It did a superb job of pulling the rivets and it worked flawlessly. I know that a pneumatic puller is a luxury but honestly, I can’t see taking on a project like this with over 10,000 rivets and not using one. Guessing if you use a hand pop rivet puller, you will likely end up with either a kung fu grip or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Jan using the pneumatic rivet puller for the first time.
Jean trying her hand at the pneumatic rivet puller.
The flush rivets create a nice smooth surface.
Click on the photo to view a close-up of the flush rivets.