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Old 10-25-2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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I use a slightly larger bit, stop the drill when rivet head spins, push or punch out the remains.

I concur.


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Old 10-25-2015, 07:44 PM   #16
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a sharp wood chisel with the bevel up so it will not dig in works excellent. may have to sharpen often, but is quicker and much less effort. no spinning rivets, no chips and leaves cleaner holes once the old rivet is punched out. masking tape cam be used if you are concerned about leaving marks. theoretical you are shearing the rivet and not cutting it.

This works great also, it is the fastest way and very effective.


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Old 10-26-2015, 12:49 PM   #17
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I have used the chisel before and it works till you hit one with a steel core. I would not use it on the shell skin but I have used it on the belly and interior rivets. Not sure how good it would be with solid rivets.

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Picked one up yesterday, what a game changer!

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