Stuff We Love: Milwaukee M12 Rivet Tool 

Cut through metal faster and easier with this cordless tool from Milwaukee Tool.

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Many of the tools we use for fabricating sheet metal are manually operated. Cordless tools are now replacing some of those old-school hand tools. Here is the first of three new-school tools  that will make the task of snipping and slicing through metal much easier and much more efficient.

Check out more on this latest offering from Milwaukee below. Also, be sure to check out our reviews of more Milwaukee metal cutting tools. If you like what you see here, you’re going to want the complete set:

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Milwaukee M12 Rivet Tool 

A good rivet tool will improve speed and efficiency for nearly all assembly processes with sheet metal. This compact cordless rivet gun is especially ideal for job site applications because it comfortably hangs from a tool belt and has an impressive run time, pulling up to 450-1/8-in. rivets in a single charge. Other features include:

  • It accommodates 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, and 3/16-in. rivets;
  • Aluminum, steel, and stainless steel capacity;
  • Tool holds the rivet in any orientation;
  • Part of 90+ tools on the M12 battery platform.

Most previous rivet guns were manual or pneumatic. This sturdy compact tool will save you some hand strength if you’ve had a manual gun, or a bunch of set-up time if you’re used to the pneumatic version.

I keep waiting for the phrase “cordless convenience” to wear thin. But with great new tools like this one, it will likely be some time before that happens. Find out if Milwaukee tools are good or not.

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