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Old 10-12-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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Rivet Removal Tool OR Blind Rivet Removal T

I am needing to buy a rivet removal tool and sure enough.. i stumble upon 2 of them:
1) Aircraft Tool Supply Blind Rivet Removal Tool - $75.95 1341s
BLIND RIVET REMOVAL TOOL from Aircraft Tool Supply

2) Aircraft Tool Supply Rivet Removal Tool - $59.95 1341A
RIVET REMOVAL TOOL from Aircraft Tool Supply

So! to blind or not to blind .. that is the question.

Which one is recommended to buy? Does the pricier one serve an additional purpose that the 1341A doesn't serve.

I am removing some interior of my airstream..
pics coming soon.


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Old 10-12-2015, 12:38 PM   #2
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I've got the cheaper one. I think the difference is the more expensive one has serrated head to keep the rivet from spinning in place. The serrations can definitely help. Used it mostly for solid and Olympic rivet removal. Pop rivet removal is pretty easy with just a sharp drill bit centered in the mandrel hole of the rivet, except the times that the whole rivet spins.

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Old 10-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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If you are only drilling out interior blind rivets, I wouldn't buy either of these tools. One practice that I found very helpful in taking out blind rivets is to get a spring-loaded center punch and give the (usually steel) mandrel of the rivet a good smack with it. This will drive the mandrel deep enough that you won't be struggling to keep the drill bit centered on the hardest part of the rivet (the steel mandrel). After that, just drill it out with a SHORT, sharp bit. Out of the hundreds of rivets I drilled out, I had very few that spun, and I usually found that poking them with a screwderiver was all that was needed.

good luck!
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thanks y'all
I will give it a shot this weekend.
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