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Old 02-26-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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Ebay rivet shaver

The one problem with Olympic Rivets is they need to be shaved after installation to look good. I will probably end up following past post's recommendations to use a Dremel tool due to the high cost of rivet shavers.

But, just in case a bargain was to present itself, I started watching rivet shavers on Ebay. I believe all the ones I have seen up to this point are Government surplus from the aviation industry. I would think these would work fine, but do not know what the specifications mean. For example,
Used, 1/4-28 Threaded Bits, 1 Quick Change Magnavon Microstop
1 very good surplus 1/2" Carbide RIVET SHAVER Bit
365 x .124 collar cutter / hollow counterbore - new
What specs are appropriate for shaving Olympic rivets?

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Old 02-26-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like the one they sell. I bought one and it doesn't work in that application. It's won't center on the rivet and the cutter is not convex.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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I got my rivet shaver at AirstreamDreams. It works great and should last a lifetime.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:57 AM   #4
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
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el cheapo shaver

I haven't had occasion to shave a lot of rivets so I've just used a mounted point (miniature grindstone) in an electric drill. They are available at most hardwares for just a buck or two.
Works well for me.

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Old 02-26-2004, 02:54 PM   #5
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Rog - Thanks for posting w/picture. That could come in real handy in about 2 weeks! Always good to have a less expensive alternative.
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