Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300)

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  • Rotates 360 deg.
  • Uses steel & aluminum rivets 3/32, 1/8, 5/32 & 3/16"


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ARROW FASTENERArrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300)
 
2.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • General repairs (18)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overall, a great tool. Glad I own it.

I am baffled by the negative reviews on this product. I have used this tool regularly for several years in every conceivable DIY application without any difficulty or malfunction. It has seen well over...Read complete review

I am baffled by the negative reviews on this product. I have used this tool regularly for several years in every conceivable DIY application without any difficulty or malfunction. It has seen well over 1000 rivets in 1/8 & 5/32, both aluminum and steel (not stainless) and does an excellent job joining all manner of thin gauge metal, including steel studs, duct work, downspouts, brackets, etc. as well as dissimilar sheet materials from PVC to leather. On board interchangeable parts are secure and convenient. The only improvement I would like to see is an indexed lock mechanism on the swivel head, as squeezing the handle with the head turned sideways can be awkward and require a second hand to keep the rivet tight against the material being fastened. Overall, a great tool, with which I have been very pleased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do Not Purchase, cannot release rivits

Extremely difficult to release rivet stem. When disassembling head to release stem, very difficult and time intensive to re assemble. Is very well made but this fault is a...Read complete review

Extremely difficult to release rivet stem. When disassembling head to release stem, very difficult and time intensive to re assemble. Is very well made but this fault is a "Killer".

Please fix and you will have a great tool.

Reviewed by 32 customers

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4.0

Customer Service was excellent

By Beau

from Anaheim, CA, USA

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  • General Repairs

Cons

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      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

      I have used Arrow Fastener tools for years and this is the first one that actually broke but called up talked to a fantastic rep (Sorry if the spelling is wrong...Vonmarn) and she has one on the way to me today. She was pleasant, easy to talk to, understand and very helpful. The tool has always worked great before but things happen. Borrowed another Arrow Rivet tool to finish the job so not really inconvenienced. Great company and great customer service.

       
      2.0

      Bad tool

      By Arthur52

      from Fredericksburg, PA 17026, USA

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      • General Repairs

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          Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

          I bought this RHT 300 rivet gun six months ago used it four times now I can't get it to take. Any rivets. It should have lasted longer.

           
          1.0

          bad luck , wish i had seen the reviews.

          By Bodene51

          from Irving, TX, USA

          Pros

          • Crafting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

              I bought (2) rht 300 rivet guns in Pampa, Tx . I live in Irving,tx. the first gun I open worked great for the first 20 rivets. It broke. Opened the second rht 300 rivet gun and it didn't have the parts in the gun that made it work. went to the internet and look up repairing rivet guns and was able to get the first rivet gun working again. The second is useless. Since I bought them in Pampa, tx , i can't take them back because it is a 5.5 hour drive. i have the receipts?

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This product looks good,...but

              By Panamabob

              from Hudson, mi.

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              • General Repairs

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                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                  Used it on 7 rivets and that's all she wrote. Jaws wouldn't release pin, had to drive out, jaws no longer would open. Back to the store for refund for me, back to the drawing board for Arrow.

                   
                  3.0

                  worked great

                  By ksan24

                  from Magnolia, TX, USA

                  Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                  needed a rivet tool for a small project, worked great, & no electricity necessary

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  This product did not work

                  By Len907

                  from Juneau, AK, USA

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                      Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                      i bought this some time ago to be prepared for when I would need it. The very first rivet would not go into the gun. So I purchased another one by another manufacturer. More expensive but it worked.

                       
                      1.0

                      broken new

                      By Larry

                      from caledonia MI

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                        was broke when I got it home. opened it up and there is a terrible weld that holds a small square piece onto the barrel. should have read reviews before I bought it. I will return it an buy a different gun. How a company lie arrow can have this bad of reviews and not fix the issue. I have heard other reviews say customer service says it should not be used with steel rivets while in plain writing it says for steel rivets up to 5/32". I thought the swill head would be a good choose but it definitely has design flaws.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        3.0

                        Rivet tool

                        By keegansworkshop

                        from MA

                        Pros

                        • Crafting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                            I just bought a RHT300 Rivet tool yesterday. I probably did about 25 rivets with it yesterday, and then another 15 or so this morning and something popped and now it won't grab the rivets! If I push in the rivet, it spits it out. I've looked online on how to resolve this, and I can't find anything anywhere. This tool was going strong, and with 4 rivets left on my project, has left me stranded.

                             
                            4.0

                            need parts breakdown

                            By BobO

                            from Bonita Springs, Fl

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                            • General Repairs

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                I have used my riviter for a few years and have not had any problems, until today. the screw that holds the spring and jaws came out and I need to know the right order to put it back together

                                 
                                5.0

                                Overall, a great tool. Glad I own it.

                                By DIYtype

                                from Undisclosed

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                                • General Repairs

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                    I am baffled by the negative reviews on this product. I have used this tool regularly for several years in every conceivable DIY application without any difficulty or malfunction. It has seen well over 1000 rivets in 1/8 & 5/32, both aluminum and steel (not stainless) and does an excellent job joining all manner of thin gauge metal, including steel studs, duct work, downspouts, brackets, etc. as well as dissimilar sheet materials from PVC to leather. On board interchangeable parts are secure and convenient. The only improvement I would like to see is an indexed lock mechanism on the swivel head, as squeezing the handle with the head turned sideways can be awkward and require a second hand to keep the rivet tight against the material being fastened. Overall, a great tool, with which I have been very pleased.

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    arrow rht 300

                                    By axolotlsx5

                                    from Brodhead, WI, USA

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                                    • General Repairs

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                        used the arrow rht 300 for about 6 months and the jaws will no longer grab the rivet shaft.

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Boo Junk

                                        By JoebrokenArrow

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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                                        • General Repairs

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                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                            Purchased the RHT 300 swivel head rivet gun. When I went to use the gun the rivets would not hold and the gun would not snap the rivets. Called customer service and was advised to use only Aluminum rivets not STEEL. I was told it is on the box to not use STEEL rivets in fine print. Way to go ARROW.... you stumped the customer. I am returning my gun and will never buy Arrow again.

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Functionality

                                            By 1Bigal

                                            from Columbus, OH, USA

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                                            • General Repairs

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                                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                I just purchase this tool and made one rivet connection and the tool will not eject the rivet shaft you literally have to dig them out by pushing it out with a coat hanger. This is unacceptable!

                                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                So much for quality

                                                By dlktz

                                                from Colorado, USA

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                                                • General Repairs

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                                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                    I have had several cheap rivet tools and decided to spend a little more and get a better one. Mistake! This thing did not last as long as the cheap ones before the guts stripped out of it. It will not grip the rivet any more. Probably less than 100 rivets and ready for the trash. So much or "quality".

                                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    2.0

                                                    Junk

                                                    By will345

                                                    from Undisclosed

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                                                    • General Repairs

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                        Do not waste your money. 6 months old and will not even work with 1/8" aluminum rivets. Forget anything 3/16".

                                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        One time use-then dump.

                                                        By Brian

                                                        from WA state.

                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Poor Quality

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Small Projects

                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                        I work for a county and bought this tool since we needed one in the shop. One of my guys used it once and the head on it busted out into pieces. It has been laying on my desk by the computer and I feel guilty throwing it away since it cost taxpayers money but we received no use out of it. They should stand behind it and send upon request a replacement head built of steel.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

                                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Junk!!!

                                                        By JohnR

                                                        from Southern WI

                                                        Pros

                                                        • General Repairs

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                            I have yet to get a a rivet to work on this piece of junk. I am using Arrow aluminum RSAW 1/8IP rivets and cannot get the tool to grab or hold the rivet. To top things off, no manual is provided and I had to watch YouTube videos to see how it functions. I have never purchased such a piece of piece of garbage in my life. Very disappointed in this product!

                                                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            2.0

                                                            Puer quality tool

                                                            By IT81

                                                            from Atlanta, GA, USA

                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                            There is no information on the tool, that it is not applicable for stainless steel rivets. Have used successfully on aluminum rivets. As soon as tried to tight SS rivets it was good enough for one rivet. Do not recommend to buy this tool for excessive usage due to the pure quality.

                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            great tool when you get used to it.

                                                            By builder

                                                            from Austin, TX, USA

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                                                            • General Repairs

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                                                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                It took a few tries for me to figure it out, but once I got the hang of it I use it all the time.

                                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Does what I need

                                                                By Julio

                                                                from Harrisburg, PA, USA

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                                                                • General Repairs

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                                                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                    I am surprised by the negative review of this product. I have used this countless times to repair spouting. I use the 1/8 inch rivets. Works flawlessly each time. I am very pleased with this product.

                                                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    1.0

                                                                    Very poor quality

                                                                    By Mark87

                                                                    from Delaware, USA

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Nothing

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                        Used it to pull arrow RMA3/16IP aluminum rivets and the head snaped in half on sixth one. Will not by another arrow product

                                                                         
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        Works great.

                                                                        By FatboySlim

                                                                        from Lincoln, NE, USA

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • General Repairs
                                                                        • Upholstery

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                            I use this riveter professionally in an assembly operation, along with a pneumatic rivet gun. The rotating head allows it to fit into tight spots where an air tool won't work. In several years of use, I've had no issues with the performance or durability of the tool.

                                                                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            Steel construction? A piece of wood is stronger!

                                                                            By Steve

                                                                            from Bedfordshire England

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • ballast

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                I bought this riveter some time ago 'cos it looked good and I thought the rotating head was a good idea. When my father in law backed his car into my garage door I thought I had the ideal tool to replace the damaged rivets. How wrong can you be!! Having straightened out the door I began reassembly. On the first rivet the head split longitudinally in three places leaving the rivet totally unscathed. The casting quality is good but the metal used isn't. If a replacement head is available, I will replace it and keep the thing for light work - I still like the rotating head.

                                                                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                 
                                                                                1.0

                                                                                Junk

                                                                                By Junkman

                                                                                from Undisclosed

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                                                                                • General Repairs

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                    I bought this in my local hardware store. It is a piece of junk. It does not work on 3/16" aluminum rivets as advertised. Frustrating to buy a new tool that does not work properly.

                                                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                     
                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    A waste of my money

                                                                                    By Zeder1

                                                                                    from Undisclosed

                                                                                    Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                    I bought this to replace my twenty year old gun. I love the swivel head feature. But it's not worth the plastic it came packaged in. It doesn't even work as good as my used and abused twenty plus year old one. Then after trying to use it, it no longer would take rivets, if you could get one to go in, it wouldn't release it . So much for me EVER buying an Arrow poduct again!

                                                                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                     
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    Can't put 5/32 rivet into head

                                                                                    By Fireguy243

                                                                                    from Springfield, IL, USA

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                                                                                    • General Repairs

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                                                                                        Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                        I an unable to insert a 5/32 rivet into the product. I have the correct size nut and I have backed out the spring pressure fitting until it almost falls out but it still will not go past the internal jaws. I have even taken the spring and jaw assembly apart to ensure that it isn't messed up then oiled it and reassembled it with no luck. Smaller rivets worked fine. Currently unusable.

                                                                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                         
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        This ia a very good product for repairing my wheelchair too!

                                                                                        By wheelchairKid

                                                                                        from Chicago

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                                                                                        • General Repairs

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                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                            The head came appart & i can not find the top locking screw nut. Is there a parts list where i can buy just the nut or another complete gut hardware package ? Cripplekid60303@yahoo.com Model-rht300

                                                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                             
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            piece of poop

                                                                                            By steve

                                                                                            from elgin il

                                                                                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • None

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                            • Flimsy Construction
                                                                                            • Not Effective
                                                                                            • Poop
                                                                                            • Poor Quality

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                            • Garbage filler

                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                            Would not grab rivet pin. When I finally got it to grab, I squeezed handle and it broke on the second rivet. JUNK

                                                                                            • Primary use:
                                                                                            • Personal

                                                                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                             
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            junk

                                                                                            By isaac

                                                                                            from oak harbor wa

                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                            stopped working after about 25 rivets.

                                                                                            • Primary use:
                                                                                            • Personal

                                                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                             
                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            DO NOT BUY IT!!!

                                                                                            By Zeder

                                                                                            from Bloomington Illinois

                                                                                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • Strong

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                            • Does not work
                                                                                            • Not Effective

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                            • A door stop

                                                                                            Comments about ARROW FASTENER Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300):

                                                                                            I bought this thinking it would be great for a project I had.
                                                                                            I mean really... Arrow is a great name in tools.
                                                                                            Much to my surprise it turned out to be a piece of fecal matter. And only after I had thrown away the packaging and sales slip.
                                                                                            If I could I would place this up Arrow's ....
                                                                                            DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!

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