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Old 11-15-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Cheap rivet shaver?

Is there a cheaper way than the $200+ shaver tools for getting a reasonable finish on Olympic rivets? Seems pretty overpriced.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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Sure, use a dremel with a sanding drum. It's a bit tedious, but I've done probably 100 rivets that way. But only a handful or two at a time (if I was staring down 100 rivets all at once, I'd probably spring for the tool).
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:57 AM   #3
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I used a very fine file.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:19 AM   #4
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I believe that you can rent a rivet shaver. That might be the way to go if your need is temporary or only occasional.
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes, OutofDoorsMart.com rents them.

http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...oducts_id=1065
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #6
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Thanks all!
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