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Old 01-12-2018, 02:58 AM
richpezz richpezz is offline
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Default Cherrymax

Are there any hints to pull a Cherrymax Rivet?
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:43 AM
daveyator daveyator is offline
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Highly recommend the cherrymax hand puller, G-29 I think is the model. Well worth the cost if you have more than a few to set. Other rivet pullers may work, but I had spotty results until I got the G-29. A few poorly set rivets in difficult to remove locations convinced me. It's also good on the ccr type rivets often used to retain nutplates.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:45 AM
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Normal ATS or similar pneumatic puller running at 90psi pulls then fine. Keep the nose and grips cleaned and a little T9 sprayed now and again.

Set all ours in the 12's with ours without a single issue.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:59 AM
mbell mbell is offline
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The rivet must sit tight and flat in the hole before you pull it. There's little tolerance for over and undersized holes, or a rivet that sits crooked in the hole. My ATS pneumatic puller struggled with them. I talked to the ATS rep at OSH who said their puller is not approved for Cherrymax rivets. But, he said if you make a little adjustment inside the nosepiece you can change how it pulls. I have placed hundreds with the ATS gun since then, at 60 PSI.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:13 AM
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A few more tips from an older thread:
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