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Old 10-09-2018, 10:02 PM
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Default Pneumatic squeezer pedal question

I want a foot pedal for my pneumatic squeezer.. does anybody know if this would work?
https://www.amazon.com/Interstate-Pn.../dp/B00IKJM2G8

Then if it does, do I connect it inline with the air and adjust the thumb valve wide open?
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:33 AM
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The one I have is from Cleaveland Tools.

Essentially one line hooks up to your normal air source, the other to your squeezer. Then you take a rubberband to hold the trigger on your squeezer closed.

It works really slick for pieces that you can rivet while sitting down (the first part of assemblies and such). I've also clamped the squeezer down to the table, facing "up" so I could have both hands on the piece. This is great for dimpling structure (ribs and other parts it's tough to get the DRDT2 into) as usually I can hold the piece with both hands and move it around.

But once the piece gets large enough you end up being on your feet moving around.

Make sure that you can feather this pedal like you would the trigger. If this amazon one (a bit inexpensive compared to the cleaveland one) doesn't let you feather you'll get into trouble.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:48 PM
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numatx-tools.com/numatx-pa-cvs-5272-fp-numatx-parts.html

The part you are looking for is CVS-5272-FP
The cheapest source is Automation Direct (29$)
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:06 PM
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Just don't get this one. I bought it and at least the one I got has a lot of hysteresis in it which makes feathering/modulating it difficult enough that I rarely use it.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:41 PM
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Just don't get this one. I bought it and at least the one I got has a lot of hysteresis in it which makes feathering/modulating it difficult enough that I rarely use it.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Huh... I have that exact one and had no problems with it. Works fine and reliable.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:43 AM
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I built my own. I used an electric foot switch and solenoid, and built a cradle for the squeezer to lay in.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:17 AM
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I built my own. I used an electric foot switch and solenoid, and built a cradle for the squeezer to lay in.
Yeah but can you feather it or is it full on, full off?
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:18 AM
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Huh... I have that exact one and had no problems with it. Works fine and reliable.
Can you feather it and go slow without it slamming closed?
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:51 AM
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Yeah but can you feather it or is it full on, full off?
Naw, it's on or off. I just built it to dimple stuff.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:07 PM
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Default pneumatic squeezer pedal

Went with an Ingersoll Rand model E252FS pedal on a tandem Sioux squeezer and have been very happy with it. I'm sure the model from Cleaveland tool would work fine also. Spend some money and get one that feathers nice and you'll enjoy using it!
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