|A high-quality tool designed for use in the installation and removal of tubular brass or steel brake lining rivets, 5/32 of an inch in diameter. Recognized by professionals, this screw type set allows controlled pressure for a proper flare. This reduces the chance of cracking not only the rivet but also of the lining material. It also helps avoid the costly warping of brake assembly back plates and pressure plates, often associated with using the hammer type method. The RAPCO rivet tool is designed to be mounted in a vise or can be handheld. Packaged in a reusable case the RA825 is a quality tool for a professional job. Maximum set travel 1 inch. Maximum working area 1 1/4 inch.|
After 7 years, the rivet removal tip broke off of my last brake rivet tool. : ( So I spent a little extra money this time and got this rivet tool instead. Good news is that this one has replacement parts! If tthe rivet removal tip breaks off I can just order a new tip. That is a nice touch.
The tool did not have directions in the box, Yes, this is an easy tool to use but it did not seem to have a flare for the rivet. I did go online an a u-tube once again saved the days to the flare situation. I printed out the directions found online for the future but this is something that should be included with the tool. The tool does a great job once the technique is found from u-tube which was not aircraft spruces.
Works like a charm. Well built.
Much better than the hammer tool. More precise. Get one you wont be dissappoined.
Easy to use, good construction
Great tool, previously purchased a W404 tool because it was $7 cheaper. Big mistake, the W404 failed after doing one set of brakes. Rapco tool was much better quality tool and worth the money.
Best $38 I ever spent. The tool is easy to use and far more controlled than whacking something with a hammer. All 16 rivets in my recent pad replacement job were given a PERFECT roll set w/ zero defects. The several impact type rivet set tools I have are definitely now retired.
Amazing tool it does with brake linings. Nice removed the rivet and fast replaced. Perfectly riveted by hand.
Excellent tool. Preferred over the hammer strike style.
My RAPCO BRAKE RIVET TOOL finally arrived yesterday (23 June 2020) after waiting nearly three months. It was packaged very well and looks great. A quality product. Cant wait for the weekend to finally use it. Thank you so much and keep up the good work. Cheers, Trev.
Per the supplier: The RAPCO RA825 Rivet Tool is designed for tubular rivets that are 5/32" in shaft diameter. They have not actually been tested with 1/4" rivets. We only sell this rivet tool or the replacement anvil & punch for it.
Per supplier: Yes, the Rapco brake rivet tool will work with the 66-106 brake linings with standard 00200 rivets. It is the correct size anvil and punch.
This is made to be used with steel tubular rivets. If Matco brakes uses these type of rivets, then yes this should work.
It measures 1" wide, 4-1/8" tall, and 3" long.
Yes this will work with both Cleveland and Rapco pads and rivets.
Yes, it will.