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Old 08-11-2017, 06:48 PM
WAustin WAustin is offline
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Default Angel Aircraft Tools

Hi Trent

I bought a riveting kit from Angel Aircraft Tools located in Queensland. See their website They don't have pricing on there, but it was cheaper than importing tools when I started building about 10 years ago and the exchange was around US72c to our $1. I still have all of the tools, except the hand riveter, which only broke this year. I built an RV7A with these tools and now have a friend building a Zenith CH750STOL with a lot of them too. They were good with spares if you needed anything (I bought a spare cutter for the hand deburring tool). Worth a look and you'll need to contact them for pricing and availability. The website doesn't make it easy to find stuff, just download the catalogue on the products page. The tool kits are in there.

Good luck with your tool purchase. Lots of your other tools will come from Bunnings.


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Old 08-11-2017, 06:49 PM
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G'day Trent,

I've bought tools from Brown and Cleaveland. Both are very good to deal with. Brown tools supplied my RV tool kit and packaged it in three separate consignments in order to minimise shipping costs which ended up being quite reasonable.

I also bought the DRDT2 front end kit and a friend of mine, Stu Hutchison, built the frame. He has frames available for reasonable cost built to OEM specs. Details available on his website here

I didn't get a pneumatic squeezer but I went for the Numatx hydro-pneumatic squeezer. This is a brilliant piece of kit with many advantages over the pneumatic squeezers. Probably my favourite tool.

As mentioned in other posts OFX is the way to go for best exchange rates when transferring money.


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Old 08-12-2017, 06:42 AM
TASEsq TASEsq is offline
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Originally Posted by WAustin View Post
Hi Trent

I bought a riveting kit from Angel Aircraft Tools located in Queensland. See their website
Hi Wayne, thanks for this. I assumed they just ordered on your behalf out of the states. But if they are a local supplier I will have a look.

Thanks to Alan for the good chat today.

Seems some good votes for Cleveland.

Thanks Ian for the link. I figured shipping a block of steel from the US was not very smart - makes sense to have it made here. Didn't know there was someone who did it professionally, so thanks for the link.
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