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Old 02-04-2017, 08:25 AM
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here are some pictures
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:27 AM
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:41 AM
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Above are pictures of the Numatx squeezer, the c-frame i had built, and the table.

You will notice the the c-frame sticks out from the table when not in use. I have drop leafs that I can raise up when dimpling. I put carpet down to minimize scratching the sheets when dimpling.

I was a hack and could not figure out how to line up the bottom plate for the dimple die with the top one. I tried to bolt in place but that failed (you can see the holes I drilled in the plate). Instead I used two part epoxy. I put the dies in place, then used the Numatx to push the dies together. and push the lower plate into place. I think that I used a couple of clamps to make sure the lower plate stayed in place while the epoxy cure. I think that the holes that I drilled in the attempt to bolt are still useful. The epoxy goes up into them and may make it hold in place better (I might also be full of sh!t on this one).

As pictured the shear pins are held in place with a clip. Mark now has a different design that used a spring to hold in place. If i take a picture I will post.

Mark also sells a swivel joint that connects to the bottom of the squeezer, which is not pictured. I installed later.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:23 AM
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Ken---just imagine doing a skin panel and using a lever operated mechanism on the DRDT-2, or (sorry Bob) an mallet version Avery frame.
The Numatx head on the DRDT is fabulous and 1 person can do it.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:13 AM
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Agreed. I took a building class and used the mallet version--there was no way I was going to do that method on my entire plane. This is way better.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:48 PM
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For the rv14, which c-yokes would you suggest purchasing with the numatx squeezer?
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:14 AM
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We plan to have one of the Numatx units at SnF and Osh. Drop by our booth at SnF or our tent (near Van's) at Osh. We don't plan to bring units to sell, but will be taking orders and drop shipping them from Numatx.

Tip: We mounted the foot pedal, regulator, hoses, pressure intensifier, etc. on a small square of plywood. This makes it MUCH easier to move the items around. Of course, the squeezer itself isn't mounted there... it's usually in my hand.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:24 PM
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I received my 3050 numatx squeezer a few days ago. Excellent worksmanship. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. Looking forward to using this tool during the build. First and biggest observation is this thing is well built and light.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron RV8 View Post
Just to give you an idea, in December 2010 the prices and part numbers I ordered from Cleaveland Tools was as follows. I already had a couple of additional yokes.

So the basic unit was $750, to which I added a swivel fitting, a couple of quick connects and the DRDT power head for dimpling.

Yes the total $ was more than the average air squeezer, but the ease of use, lighter weight, and the ability to use 2 hands for riveting and dimpling was more than worth it. I think it retains good resale value, but I will not part with it until I'm too old to squeeze another rivet!

The other consideration was arthritis in my hands which did not bother me using the unit.

The equipment has evolved slightly since I got mine, and no doubt prices have as well, so I suggest contacting Numatex directly for the current information...

Hope this helps...


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ITEM# DESCRIPTION QTY TOTAL
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SHPI3000 Hydro-Pneumatic 3000lbf Pressure Intens1.00 $405.00
Ship Via:
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SHPS3060 Hydro-Pneumatic 3000lbf Standard C Head1.00 $345.00
Ship Via:
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SHPS100 Hydro-Pneumatic Swivel Fitting 1.00 $90.00
Ship Via:
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SHPQF200 Hydro-Pneumatic Quick Disconnect 1.00 $48.00
Ship Via:
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SHPQM200 Hydro-Pneumatic Quick Disconnect 2.00 $84.00
Ship Via:
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SHPD3400 Hydro-Pneumatic DRDT Power Head 1.00 $330.00
Ship Via:
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SUB TOTAL: $1,302.00

unfortunately, it doesn't look like Cleaveland tool is still selling any of the Numatx stuff? Has anyone heard why?

I am really seriously thinking about getting the DRDT-2 head and the C head.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:31 PM
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Just bought one from Vince at the show.

Should deliver next month.

Can't wait
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