WETOLS WE882 Auto Pumping Rod Riveter, 70-Piece

Last updated date: June 21, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

WETOLS WE882 Auto Pumping Rod Riveter, 70-Piece

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Overall Take

This riveter is built to resist corrosion, with heat-treated carbon steel to keep its shape and finish over many uses. You'll get 70 rivet nuts in 10 different types, as well as other accessories, with your purchase, all packaged in a blow-molded carrying case. The nut can be easily removed for easy changing of nuts. In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the WETOLS WETOLS Auto Pumping Rod Riveter, 70-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Auto Pumping Rod Riveter for a detailed review of all the top auto pumping rod riveters.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
273 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Mandrels Of Our Hand Rivet Nut Tool Is Made From Chrome Steel With Heat Treated 40℃ And The Arm Is Made From 45 Carbon Steel, Which Protect Against Corrosion And Resist To Deformation.
- Gist Gear
All Accessories are packaged in the blow molded carry case for easy storage and portability. Each tool is placed close to its position to prevent movement and scratching.
- Simply Deal It
To amaze you, it comes up with various types of mandrels and 10 types of rivet nuts in total 70 pcs and other accessories. With them all, you get kind of a complete package. Everything combined, it became one of the best rivet nut tools.
- Giants Tool
Chrome steel with heat treated 40 and the arm is made from 45 carbon steel, which protect against corrosion and resist to deformation.
- Bagun Product Reviews
The mandrel of Wetols 14" Rivet Nut can be easily removed by hand for easy mandrel change or maintenance.
- Ionk reviews
What experts didn't like
Sometimes it may need to be lubricated. Over squeezing can strip the nuts. Compression tools may take a little effort.
- Giants Tool

From The Manufacturer

The rivet nut tool equipped with 7PCS interchangeable mandrels(Metric M6 M8 M10; SAE 1/4-20*2, 5/16-18, 3/8-16). The mandrel of Wetols 14" Rivet Nut can be easily removed by hand for easy mandrel change or maintenance. The mandrels of our hand rivet nut tool is made from Chrome steel with heat treated 40℃ and the arm is made from 45 carbon steel, which protect against corrosion and resist to deformation. All Accessories are packaged in the blow molded carry case for easy storage and portability. Each tool is placed close to its position to prevent movement and scratching. 70pcs rivet nuts (10 rivet nuts for each mandrel,20 rivet for SAE 1/4-20).Please note that the 1/4-20 mandrel was installed in the gun.

An Overview On Auto Pumping Rod Riveters

If you’ve worked on any DIY project, you know just how hard rivets can be to remove. You’ll need a tool for the job, in most cases, and that tool will need to be built in a way that reduces manual labor for you. If you regularly remove and install rivets, you’ll be wise to invest in something that reduces the manual labor involved, typically seen in the form of a rivet tool.

But not all rivet tools are built the same. If you’re dealing with smaller rivets, you can get away with spending less on a tool built for casual use. But midsized to larger rivets call for an industrial-geared tool. Look for high-quality steel like carbon, as well as handles that can manage heavy-duty tasks, if you’re going for an industrial model.

Another important feature on a riveter is the nosepiece. It needs to be interchangeable to be able to handle a wide range of rivet sizes. Pay close attention to the size range each nosepiece can handle before you buy. Some riveters even come with rivets and mandrels that you can use as needed.

Manual tools can make removing rivets tough. If it’s only something you occasionally do, you may not mind. But an auto-pumping riveter can dramatically reduce your energy expenditure. That adds up over the course of a project. Instead of zapping you after a few minutes of work, you’ll remain energized and ready to continue to tackle the task at hand.

With an auto-pumping rod riveter, you get a central rod surrounded on either side by a handle. Using a pull-push maneuver, you can either remove a rivet or install it. For that reason, it’s important that the rod not only be sturdy but the handles, as well. You’ll be putting quite a bit of pressure on your riveting tool and it needs to be strong enough to handle the job.

Over time, one thing that can reduce your rod riveter’s effectiveness is corrosion. If you’re storing your rod riveter in an outdoor area prone to moisture, you could easily find after a while that the tool isn’t as efficient as it once was. Stainless steel is great for resisting that, but the higher the grade, the better. It can also help to have a heat-treated finish so that it keeps its shine over the years.

Lastly, there’s the design of the handles themselves. Sure, the auto-pumping action can reduce fatigue, but an ergonomic handle can also keep your hands comfortable while you work. If you’re working on projects that keep you on the job for hours at a time, this is an especially important feature.

DWYM Fun Fact

There have been many theories over the years as to the identity of Rosie the Riveter, the woman who served as the poster child for female workers during World War II. But today, it’s believed by many experts that the image was based on Naomi Parker, a factory worker whose photo was snapped while she was working on an industrial machine at a machine shop at a Naval Air Station. But the name didn’t come from the poster. It was the name of a 1942 song, which became a national hit.

Interestingly, though, there was a real riveter named Rosie, Rose Will Monroe, who traveled to an aircraft factory in Michigan after being inspired by the song. She didn’t originally intend to be a riveter, wanting instead to become a pilot, but was rejected for that role and ended up on the assembly line as a real-life Rosie the Riveter.

The Auto Pumping Rod Riveter Buying Guide

  • Some riveters come with nuts. Although you can certainly buy them separately—and you may already have plenty—it can save you time to have this in the kit.
  • If your riveter ships with nuts and mandrels, check to make sure they’ll be packaged in a way that keeps everything separated if you’re having it shipped. The accessories can scratch up the riveter if not packaged properly.
  • Manufacturers often provide a storage case along with the riveter. Make sure the case is built with enough quality to keep your riveter safe, especially if you plan to pack your riveter up and take it on the go. It should have internal compartments that allow you to safely separate the items you’ll be storing inside.
  • In some cases, the case won’t have storage for the nuts. You can easily find separate storage cases for this, but it might be an inconvenience if you’re looking for a riveter that’s portable.
  • You may not always be able to easily access the area where you need to remove or install a nut. Some riveters are designed to get in those tight spaces.
  • The handle needs to not only be comfortable, but it must pack enough power to remove even the most tightly-installed nuts.
  • Not all riveters will work with smaller rivet nuts. Make sure the riveter you choose can tackle the size ranges you’ll typically need. Larger, more powerful riveting tools can break smaller rivets, so paying attention to this can save you hours of frustration.
  • Changing the mandrels and nosepieces can be challenging. Some are easier to change than others, which will save you time over the course of your work.
  • You may need to occasionally lubricate your riveter, as it can become stiff and squeaky over time.
  • If you’ll be in a position that requires you to use the riveter upside-down, while you’re in a reclined position, make sure the riveter can handle it. Gravity can make this a chore with the wrong type of riveter.
  • With some riveters, the threads on the nuts won’t be preserved and, once they’re stripped, you can’t use them again. That definitely makes an anti-strip feature useful on any riveter you’re considering.
  • To prevent the risk of stripping, make sure you apply pressure evenly while you’re installing and uninstalling rivets.
  • Riveters can vary in their operation, which makes an easy-to-follow instruction manual very valuable. For instance, with some, you’ll need to have the arms completely extended before you place the rivet in to install.