TATCO Hand Rivet Squeezers

This tool was designed and built as a portable, low cost solution for both small and large aerospace applications. This tool is made of aerospace stainless steel and heat treated on all wear and deflecting components to 38/42 Rockwell Hardness. This tool has a large variety of interchangeable yokes, available with ranges from as small as 1″ to 6″ reach. It has proven itself over the years as a portable and rugged solution for light to medium duty rivet squeezing applications. We strive to make sure all items are readily available.

All tools will be manufactured with a 3/16″ set hole. Definitions and abbreviations are as follows (see catalog):

THS = TATCO Hand Squeezer
THY = TATCO Hand Yoke (only)
F = Flush – delete 3/16″ upper set hole. *limited yoke size available*

TATCO Hand Rivet Squeezers are highly regarded in the aerospace tool industry and among RV Aircraft enthusiasts. In the online RV Journal article by Sam Buchanan, the TATCO Hand Rivet Squeezer is listed as “highly recommended,” described as “one of your most often used hand tools from day one until the day your new RV rolls onto the airport ramp.”

About TATCO

TATCO Hand Rivet Squeezers are high quality tools patented by the dearly departed Donald J. Townend, or “Uncle Don,” who began the business in his garage, establishing Townend Aerospace Tool Company ITC Aerospace Division (also known as TATCO) in 1971 in Lawndale, CA. His wife, Sheila, and children Donald Jr., Tina and Wendy were all a huge part of the success over the many years since its inception. After difficult family losses, Tina and Wendy maintained the business for several years until retiring in 2017.
Current owner of TATCO Tools, Inc., Ralph Hurst, grew up knowing of and learning about the family tool business since childhood. With the support of his cousins to ensure that TATCO Hand Rivet Squeezers can continue to be distributed with the same high quality standards, the legacy of Uncle Don’s hard work can carry on. TATCO Tools, Inc. continues to be a family owned and operated business, made in the U.S.A.

Please request a quote today ~ TATCO Tools, Inc. can be reached via Thehurstcastle@sbcglobal.net or fax at (530) 272-7246.

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Please request a quote today ~ TATCO Tools, Inc. can be reached via Thehurstcastle@sbcglobal.net or fax at (530) 272-7246.