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**** off Draper.

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by payydg, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. payydg

    payydg Well-Known Member

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    Bought this today and on the second rivet this happened...piece of ****. Not buying draper again.
     

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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    What were you trying to pull with it?
     
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    Evidently a manufacturing fault....or you had a sledgehammer behind it !
     
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    Were you putting rivets in or 6 inch nails :D
     
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    It wasn't designed to build the Titanic ;)
     
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    payydg Well-Known Member

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    I was replacing the bottom seal on the doors. The rivet jammed and when I tried to pull it off that happened.

    I have been going to the gym recently...
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    You are supposed to open the handles to release the rivet shank. Not use the bloody tool as a crowbar.
     
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    I know. Didn't work. Tried unscrewing the back and taking it apart but that didn't work either.
     
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    Anyone recommend a decent rivet gun. My other one stripped the thread on the adapter attachment
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    Thought someone was having a go at me for a minute ... ;)
     
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    From what I've found, Draper tools do tend to be at the cheaper end of availability. Sometimes you get reasonable tools other times total crap, it depends on what you're looking for, but those Clarke lazy tongs do look reasonable.
     
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    I had the same failure Mate same rivet gun they're just gash!
     
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    Really? Now it's snapped you can see what **** alloy its made from. Buy cheap buy twice
     
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    Often known as "Die-cast sh*tite"
     
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    You didnt read the item description did you.
    It says RIVET GUN

    Not rivets gun.

    Only guaranteed for one.
     
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    Draper redline is the bottom end diy range and as such is cheap

    It should however have lasted longer than it did but you can buy higher priced and better quality draper rivet guns
     
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    If you get it to full extension ( o_O ooh er!), then one pull is enough ( :eek: its getting worse ) - and if you can't, then multiple pulls will be required :rolleyes:

    And, yes, I am taking about the lazy tongs riveter :D

    Mine has set boxes and boxes of rivets over the years I've had it - whether the modern ones are the same quality or not, I've no idea !!
     
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    Thanks everyone. New riveter is on the way