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Old 05-18-2020, 03:18 PM
Jarrett Jarrett is offline
 
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Default Pneumatic Squeezer in Canada

My RV-14A empennage kit arrived about two weeks ago and I've been working on it since. I loce using my hand squeezer on #3 rivets as it is extremely easy to squeeze and it give great control. However on #4 rivets it's extremely hard to get a good squeeze so I've decided to with a pneumatic squeezer. I'm curious where everybody up north is getting their pneumatic squeezers from? I'm looking to see what would be the best option considering duty and tax and exchange rate if shipping from the states or if I should buy from somewhere like aircraft spruce (Canada). Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:10 PM
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Have you tried setting squeezer a bit shallow for the first round, than readjust it a bit tighter for a second round to get proper shop head size?

As for a supplier, I use same ones our US friends use.
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Old 05-19-2020, 02:45 PM
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I found mine on sale at one of the large tool suppliers (ATS, Avery, Brown, Cleveland, I forget which one) in the US. When I bought it, the exchange was closer than it is today. The only taxes were PST/GST (i'm in BC) there was no duty.
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the input, I'll most likely be ordering from the states. I've tried easing into the rivet using two steps (on the practice project), and it works but it's takes quite a bit of time.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:41 PM
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Jarrett ,
If I had it to do over again I would have bought the Cleveland tool ďmain squeeze ď itís an amazing tool that makes squeezing your number 4 Rivetís a breeze, along with all the others along the way !!
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:25 PM
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If you do decide on a pneumatic squeezer, take a good look at the Numatx. Probably my favorite tool.
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Old 05-20-2020, 11:22 PM
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I've taken a look at the main squeeze and it looks sooo nice! Also, the Numatx looks amazing, so I have a tough choice ahead of me! Thanks for the help
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