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Old 07-04-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hello, can anyone tell me where I can purchace a rivet shaver from?
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Try Vintage Trailer Supply http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...Code=VTS%2D177
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thank you. they are proud of it.
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:26 PM   #4
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aircraft tool supply www.aircraft-tool.com has them for $520.
you could try a micro stop countersink (pg 47) and a shaving bit(pg 48).
total cost about $50.
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:14 AM   #5
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Hello txairstream,
The price from vintage trailer supply seems to be the going rate.I thought they were 20 bucks higher before .I would invest if you are shaving
hundreds of rivits ,they add up really fast .Yes too much money but sell it when your done.Many buyers waiting .

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Old 07-06-2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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Hello, can anyone tell me where I can purchace a rivet shaver from?
Inland RV also has the correct shaver.

Same going rate price, as other venders.

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Old 07-10-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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rivet shaver

You could use the following part number tools from www.ustool.com

1) TP61B microstop 31.00
2) TP61CT-1 5/16" skirt 8.50
3) TP143-5/16 rivet shaver bit 27.65
Rivet shavers are designed to be used at a high rpm so an electric drill will not be fast enough. Use of an air drill with at least 3000 rpm would be better
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #8
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Be aware that aircraft rivet shavers are not what you use to profile olympic rivets. Aircraft shavers cut the rivet head flush with the surface and are designed to use with flathead rivets. The Olympic cutter is concave (hence its cost) and cuts the rivet head in a button shape after the protruding stem is removed with side cutters. Aircraft rivet tools are fine, but you need the special bit. Most people just buy the cutter complete. You'll have to bite the bullet to shave the rivet!
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:35 AM   #9
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I understood that the olympic shaver tool uses a drill to operate ,with aluminum especially I believe it wouldn't take much to profile that rivit stub .
not alot there after the side cutters do their part ,as your smoothing down
a very small protrusion .Aliminum olympics are pretty soft .

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Most microstops and dedicated (aircraft ) rivet shavers have at least 1/2" adjustment, more then enough adjustment to raise them away from the surface of the skin in order to shave just the stem. Granted the cutters are flat but the rivet stem is only around 1/8" in diameter and the difference between a radiused cut and a flat cut on a1/8" stem is really going to be negligible and the cost is alot less for the person working with a tight budget.
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I agree on the better value ,but the idea is to get the rivit to have the
same head profile as a factory airstream rivit .Although I have used a dremel
extra carefully on the ones I have done ,so It would work for me .If I was
going for a full exterior pro job I would invest in the rivit shaver for the airstream rivit profile .But 200 bucks is alot of money ,no arguement there.

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Old 07-12-2006, 11:04 PM   #12
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I bought an Olympic shaver when I replaced two rear panels on the old Excella. I don't hesitate now to remove a rivet because I can replace it and make it look original. Expensive, but a once-in-a-lifetime purchase I wouldn't do without.
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thanks everybody for replying to my very first question on the forum. Andy I talked to Inland RV last night and will be ordering it soon as I get a complete list of everything I need. I have two Airsteams (kinda went crazy) 71 Safari and a 72 Overlander. If someone could let me know how to attach photos I will post some. Thanks
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Could you use a Dremel tool to shave off the rivet heads?
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