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Old 11-22-2019, 10:43 AM
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Default How to form #40 dimple in inaccessible location

I need to form a dimple in a #40 hole that I can't access with squeezers. Is there a tool or technique for forming a dimple in a remote location?
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:44 AM
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Default here ya go...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/3_32-C.../#.XdgQZS2ZO3c
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:45 AM
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Sure is. There is a blind dimple tool

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...4aAtMdEALw_wcB
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:54 AM
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There is also this option if you have room.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=6499

I have found that the pop rivet dimples do an OK job at best, especially in SS.
YMMV.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:23 PM
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Sure is. There is a blind dimple tool

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...4aAtMdEALw_wcB
If hard pressed, I use this tool then, machine CS a touch to flush the rivet.
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for the quick feedback! Really appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:30 AM
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There is also this option if you have room.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=6499

I have found that the pop rivet dimples do an OK job at best, especially in SS.
YMMV.
I made two holders for the dimple dies (from 1/2" steel rod) and use a rivet gun with mushroom head and bucking bar with them. It is easy to ruin the tip of the die if you are not carefull though. But I like the pop rivet tool on thin sheet stock.

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Old 11-23-2019, 09:22 AM
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And this option: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...BoCEO0QAvD_BwE
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:48 AM
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There is also this option if you have room.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=6499

I have found that the pop rivet dimples do an OK job at best, especially in SS.
YMMV.
I like these but in my experience you have to really make sure that the pressure is dialled quite low lest you create smileys.
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