Arrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300)

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ARROW FASTENERArrow® Swivel Head Rivet Tool (Rht300)
 
1.8

(based on 45 reviews)

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23%

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  • General repairs (28)
  • Crafting (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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

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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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Great design idea, poor quality.

The swivel head is a great idea and design . It was a little finicky at first but with a little W-D, I was able to get it working pretty good pulling most rivets...Read complete review

The swivel head is a great idea and design . It was a little finicky at first but with a little W-D, I was able to get it working pretty good pulling most rivets in about three pumps. Unfortunately, after pulling only about 50 rivets, the draw bolt broke where it connects to the handle. After looking at where it broke I could see that it was cast, or pot looking metal not a grade bolt and I believe that is why it broke. If you are only using it for small rivets this would probably work pretty good...

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1.0

Great design idea, poor quality.

By MAC85

from Montana

Verified Buyer

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

      The swivel head is a great idea and design . It was a little finicky at first but with a little W-D, I was able to get it working pretty good pulling most rivets in about three pumps. Unfortunately, after pulling only about 50 rivets, the draw bolt broke where it connects to the handle. After looking at where it broke I could see that it was cast, or pot looking metal not a grade bolt and I believe that is why it broke. If you are only using it for small rivets this would probably work pretty good...

       
      1.0

      looks like quality item, but is not

      By Nick

      from Hamilton, Ma

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

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

        Beautiful black wrinkle finish paint, swiveling head, broke on the second rivet. Attractive junk.

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        1.0

        My new RHT 300 has not yet worked once.

        By Bill70

        from Anchorage, AK, USA

        Verified Buyer

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

            I have tried to set 4 or 5 rivets with this tool and it has failed to pull the rivet head once. It doesn't seem to have any grip on the shaft. I have only tried the aluminum rivets since they should be easier to pull then steel.

             
            1.0

            Nice idea. poor tool

            By Farmer57

            from Iowa, USA

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

                Bought a RHT300 last December and just used it for the first time a week ago. I installed 4 or 5 rivets when the draw bolt inside the handle broke. Seemed like it pulled harder than my old rivet tool, The swivel head is a nice feature, but the tool is not built well enough for anything but very light duty work.

                 
                1.0

                Worked fine, until the cast casing cracked making it useless

                By JamieH

                from Colden, NY 14033, USA

                Verified Buyer

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                • Crafting
                • General Repairs

                Cons

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

                    I have owned this rivet tool for a couple years, but purchased it for a one time use and have used it maybe 5 times total. While attempting one rivet today, the cast casing over the head of the gun cracked (in three places) and now the tool is useless and my rivet is stuck half way pulled through. I had no previous issues and was happy with the product, but there appears to be either poor casting of the cover, or just a design flaw that makes it susceptible to cracking under load.

                     
                    1.0

                    This product I purchased is defective.

                    By Redlocker

                    from Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, PA

                    Pros

                    • to fasten to pieces of aluminum together.

                    Cons

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

                        Based on my individual experience using the Arrow RHT300 I dislike it because of the following details: 1. Takes 5 to 6 full squeezes to "pop" Arrow brand medium length 3/16" Aluminum rivets. 2. When it should set the rivet and "pop" the "nail" out of the now set rivet, it does not "pop" the nail flush with the rivet. It leaves approximately 1" of the nail still sticking out of the rivet that I then need to cut off with a different tool. 3. The only time I can get it to "break the nail" out of the rivet the correct way (flush) is when I test it by "popping" a rivet that is not inserted through anything. Then, it does not eject the nail. When this occurs, it will not accept a new rivet either unless I lightly tap it in by using the rivet gun like a hammer. To conclude, based on my individual experiences using the Arrow Brand RHT300 that I referenced above, I do not like this product. I do not recommend this product. I am hoping that even though I do not have my purchase receipt, I can return or at the very least exchange it for either my money back, or store credit that I can actually use.

                         
                        1.0

                        Worked fine for a short period.

                        By EE123

                        from Fort Worth, Texas

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

                            Had unit for about a year but it broke after less than ~30 rivets. The weld between the steel block and the cylinder that holds the grips & spring broke, now it won't pull to set the rivet. Poor workmanship and quality control.

                             
                            2.0

                            Loss of Grip on 3/16 Aluminum Rivets

                            By John83709

                            from Idaho, USA

                            Pros

                            • metal work

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I've used this product for a couple of years, mostly with 1/8 rivets and never ran into problems. But I've had a project this week that has included use of 3/16 aluminum rivets. It has become extremely difficult to get a good enough grab on the rivet shaft to pull the material together and finish the rivet - the gripper inside the gun just slips. I'm suspecting that aluminum is collecting on the serrations inside the 'gripper' but I have no way of checking or cleaning this up. To finish my project, I'll need to purchase another gun, but probably not this one.

                                 
                                1.0

                                RHT 300 Swivel head Rivet gun

                                By Steveo

                                from Guelph, ON, Canada

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

                                    Had a small job to rivet on a hinge, could not figure out why I couldn't set the rivet. noticed the gun split down the center of the housing. Left me with half of a job not done. The gun has been used less then 20 times. Reviewed the specs on the gun and was very disappointed to see the call out the gun is all steel construction when obviously the housing is made of cast aluminum. Seems like a total misleading spec callout. Thought I was buying the top of the line rivet gun, turns out spent way to much money on a very large disappointment. If you need a gun to rivet everyday for professional use, do not purchase this unit.

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Ended on such a down note.

                                    By Spaceynate

                                    from Ohio

                                    Pros

                                    • Crafting
                                    • General Repairs

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

                                        I had this product for a few years and only Used occasionally. I guess mine lasted a little longer than most before it split in three places. Like I said it's been a few years. I'm sure the receipt is lost by now. I will have to admit it did set that last river before it bit the dust. It probably set 50 rivets before it broke. Not Worth the money.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Great tool, cheap junk metal construction that broke 2nd use

                                        By Matt454

                                        from Flint, MI, USA

                                        Verified Buyer

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

                                            bought this from the depot last year used it once.

                                            got it out this year 2017, head of tool broke in 3 pieces i was using 1/16 thick aluminum rivet. i would expect such from harbor freight not arrow. AAROW staple guns work great.

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Great tool, cheap junk metal construction that broke 2nd use

                                            By Matt454

                                            from Flint, MI, USA

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                                            • General Repairs

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

                                                bought this from the depot last year used it once. got it out this year 2017, head of tool broke in 3 pieces i was using 1/16 thick aluminum rivet. i would expect such from harbor freight not arrow. AAROW staple guns work great.

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                this product was worthless

                                                By dorgunr

                                                from lockport illinois

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

                                                    I purchased this gun some time agoi and never had a chance to use it until recently - it didn't work at all then it broke - the device is a total waste of my money

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Customer Service was excellent

                                                    By Beau

                                                    from Anaheim, CA, USA

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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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                                                            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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                                                                    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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                                                                    • General Repairs

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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.

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                                                                          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

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • General Repairs

                                                                              Cons

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                                                                                  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

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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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                                                                                          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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                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                      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

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                                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                              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!

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