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Old 06-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Drilling rivets

I found a countersunk bit that is much better -for me- in drilling out rivets

There in no ring left on the bit like a straight bit and it is easier to center
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Looks good, but how do you keep it from enlarging the rivet hole?
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If I stop when the head spins off it does not enlarge it
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Most folks find it much safer to remove rivets using either a #11 or #30 size drillbit (depending on the rivet size, of course). One of these days, you may find you have some extra-big holes in the skin.

You can centre the drill by giving the rivet a tap with a fine-tipped punch first.

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