The higher capacity PT-4500 cordless blind riveter, available from Fastening Systems International Inc. (FSI), offers the sheet metal technician the capability for installation of most all 1/4 inch diameter blind rivets.

The standard PT-4500 pulling head assembly (jaws, jaw holder and nose tube) is interchangeable with any of the FSI riveters (D-100, D-180, D-700C, PT-100, PT-3000 and PT-4000), offering redundancy and reducedSource: FSISource: FSI spare parts inventory levels.

Both aerospace and industrial quality blind rivets are installable with the PT-4500, which include but are not limited to CherryMax (M7885), nut-plate rivets, self-plugging rivets (MS20600), CherryMax "A" (NAS1400A), Avdel MBC (NAS1722L), Avdel Interlock and Huck Magna-Lok (M7885/10), Avdel Monobolts, Avdel Avex and standard Pop type rivets (MIL-R24243). The kit includes special patented rotating adapters for CherryMax and Olympic-Lok pulling heads.

In addition, a wide variety of nosepieces are available to satisfy specific customer needs. The riveter is powered by a slide-on 18 V DC lithium-ion battery pack with fuel gauge. The PT-4500 brushless motor drives a mechanical ball screw gear system that provides capability for the most demanding applications. With the rapid extended stroke capability, the tool is comparable to most all air-operated riveters, thereby optimizing cycle time between any blind rivet installation.

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