Pop rivets, blind rivets — whatever you want to call ’em, they’re a great way to fasten all sorts of sheet materials together. The RiveDrill drill accessory uses the rotary action of your drill motor to set rivets. Their website claims that with the RiveDrill you can set 14 rivets in a minute, which they reckon is twice as fast as someone using a hand-powered riveter, and without the hand cramps!
You place a rivet in a pre-drilled hole, then pull the trigger to set the rivet. Reverse the drill to release the rivet shank. The device isn’t secured to the drill, so it’s a two-handed job. The RiveDrill works with any 3/8″ corded or pneumatic drill — if you use a cordless drill, the manufacturer suggests it be at least 12V.
RiveDrill is made by a Spanish company, but you can find it sporadically in the U.S., for about $55. A normal Google search will yield more results than their product search, if you’re interested.