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Old 03-13-2017, 12:53 PM   #31
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The 3-mode tool is apparently not so common as I had thought -- I'm having a terrible time finding a current model online to point to. It doesn't help to have been using the wrong search term, either: "rotary hammer" apparently is the right thing; "hammer drill" is subtly different.

In the Toolstop How to Choose a Cordless SDS Hammer Drill guide there are a couple photos that show the selector I was thinking of. The photo of a Yellow-and-Black Brand shows its 3-mode selector switch with hammer-only, hammer+drill, or drill-only modes that make the one tool useful for chiseling, hammer drilling in concrete/masonry, and drilling in wood or other materials.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:23 PM   #32
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This video is excellent. Thank you for posting it. My ceiling panels came screwed into place, but I will use this method for other areas where rivets must be removed.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:21 AM   #33
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Will this work if the panels are screwed on? If not how do I remove about half were stripped before I got the bus.

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:50 AM   #34
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Will this work if the panels are screwed on? If not how do I remove about half were stripped before I got the bus.

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A screwdriver or a grinder, probably both.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:26 AM   #35
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I concur that this is an excellent video and also please wear hearing protection. Looking forward to more videos. Thanks for making it!!
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I just used this method this weekend.....it works fantastically well. Literally 1 second to punch the mandrel and 2 seconds to shear the rivet head....and no damage to the panels.

Make sure your sharpen your chisel blade as he shows in his video.

I used an 8-gallon compressor, and had to wait occasionally for it to catch up while shearing. If I had to do a full-size bus, I'd probably rent a 30-gallon (mine's a 6-window).
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:13 PM   #37
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Awesome video. I've been in the market for a bigger compressor for a while now...any recommendations on brand/size?

Also, I've never heard of BS Bus Works. I tried to get to their site but kept getting to a blank white page. Anyone know what's up with that?
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