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Old 05-24-2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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Removing Rivets

Here's an interesting approach to remove all those freakin rivets: ... ~/msgID=26
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:44 PM   #2
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Those rivet shavers are nice pieces of equipment. I have used one for many years. Unfortunately, some folks wont be able to set them correctly and leave a 3/8 or 7/16 diameter hole where a 3/16 hole should be. Also, if there is a gap between the structure and the skin, you will still dimple the back side out when knocking the backside of the rivet out. IMHO, I would drill the rivet out centering on the head then cleaning the hole up as you drill through. No dimplin on the material unless it was already dimpled during installation.

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Old 05-25-2007, 03:00 AM   #3
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Well, I just bought one of those shavers off of eBay for $88.00... I'll see if the investment was worth it.....
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
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though it was not real fun, i didn't think that grinding the rivet heads off with an angle grinder was all that bad. yo udo have to be careful not to damage the skin though.
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