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Old 10-11-2018, 07:23 PM
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jcarne jcarne is offline
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I agree with Larry on the Wedgelocks, definitely a noticeable difference. Also I love having a tungsten bucking bar and pneumatic squeezer.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Canadian_JOY Canadian_JOY is offline
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Do yourself a favor and get a set of these.

THE most handy tool to have, for doing everything. I have a set in each of my tool boxes. Plus the bigger ones (250mm and 300mm sizes) are great for squeezing rivets in places you can't reach with a regular squeezer.

Why are these things so handy? Because they have high-quality jaws that are parallel and stay parallel, and feature 10:1 mechanical advantage. They come in particularly handy for firewall-forward work where every nut, bolt and fitting is a different size. These plier wrenches were issued by Transport Canada to their line mechanics who maintain the TC fleet. They leave no marks on fasteners and the bright red handles make them easy to find. I have four sizes of them, including the Micro 125's that I keep in my avionics tool box. Can't count the number of times I reach for the plier wrench as the first tool to come to hand.

Now if only I could get some kind of kick-back or commission for recommending them...
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:33 PM
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:35 PM
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Let us know your final decision when it’s made!

Also, in response to an earlier post suggesting a 2x and 3x rivet gun, just buy the Sioux 3x. It’s amazing with trigger control. That combined with reduced air pressure can basically mimic a 2x if you need lighter taps

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Old 10-18-2018, 08:21 PM
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Spend the money on the tungsten bucking bars. It took me about 2 months into the build to realize this. A friend loaned me his, and I was amazed at how well it worked compared to the bigger steel ones I was using that came with the rivet set.
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