Performance of Sioux Air Tool Products
We have handled Sioux air tools for several years now. The most popular is the Sioux 1412 palm air drill. About 20-percent of RV aircraft builders purchase this drill. Over the past 3-years there have been two drills, that we are aware of, returned to Sioux Service Centers for warranty work. One drill had a defective body casting. The second has a leak when the drill is off.
Sioux rivet guns are a different story. In the past 3-years we have had very few satisfied customers. The Sioux rivet gun seems to always leak air when connected to an air supply. The Service Centers and the Sioux factory have been unable (or unwilling) to correct these defective rivet guns. We stopped carrying the Sioux rivet gun because the lower cost import rivet gun is just as impressive for riveting and has very few problems. About the only thing I can say that is positive about the Sioux rivet gun is that it has a nice red powder coat finish.
When you purchase air tools for your project you may want to do some research to make sure you are getting a good durable product.