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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2.1

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26%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • General repairs (14)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
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      • Personal (4)

    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

     

    Steel construction? A piece of wood is stronger!

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    4.0

    need parts breakdown

    By BobO

    from Bonita Springs, Fl

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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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            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.

                 
                1.0

                Boo Junk

                By JoebrokenArrow

                from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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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.

                     
                    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 1 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 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Junk

                            By will345

                            from Undisclosed

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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 1 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 1 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!

                                    (2 of 2 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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                                        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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                                            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

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                                                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

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                                                • 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 4 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 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Junk

                                                        By Junkman

                                                        from Undisclosed

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                                                            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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                                                                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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                                                                    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

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                                                                          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 !!

                                                                          • Primary use:
                                                                          • Personal

                                                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          Not impressed!

                                                                          By Ken 57

                                                                          from Somers,Ct

                                                                          About Me Professional

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Strong

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Does not grab any rivet

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Would be overall

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

                                                                          I personally purchased this product to add to my tool box. Quit awhile later I got a chance to use it and was'nt a happy camper! The gun would not grab any size rivet. Ended up using the old lightweight less expensive one. No longer have the recept but I still have a broken rivet gun. Thanks!

                                                                          • Primary use:
                                                                          • Business

                                                                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          Do Not Purchase, cannot release rivits

                                                                          By Ray

                                                                          from Cupertino, CA

                                                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Strong

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Not Effective

                                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                                            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.

                                                                            • Primary use:
                                                                            • Personal

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