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Old 12-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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Default Tip: Dimpling Small Parts With Pneumatic Squeezer

Clamp the yoke into your vice. That makes it a lot easier to dimple small hand-held parts like stiffeners.



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Old 12-17-2012, 10:25 PM
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Dave,

First you are missing a Y in your name.

Second, watch the fingers. You can get carried away but I do
like this method.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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This is a great method ... I invented it this past weekend! I have an alligator squeezer and I mount the fixed jaw in the vise. What I like about the alligator is that I can squeeze the jaws closed by hand with very little force prior to hitting the trigger. This guarantees that 1) the dimple die is in the hole and the flats are flush with the surface, and 2) the fingers are out of harms way!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:49 PM
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Dave,

Watch the fingers. You can get carried away but I do
like this method.
Bruce says this because I sent him a picture of a smashed finger that HIS squeezer did! I bought a squeezer shortly after that and it never smashed my finger. I think his squeezer was home sick...
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:26 PM
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I did something similar only I rotated it so the dimple dies are vertical and up side down and setup a knee trigger. I can hold the pieces with both hands and trigger the knee pad to press.

I got the idea from the hangarworkshop video
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:43 PM
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I have a bench mount for my squeezer which places it in an upright position. Then I use a foot pedal to actuate the squeezer,
hands free to be able to two fist my work while squeezing. I rarely use the thumb trigger on the squeezer since I installed my foot pedal.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:51 PM
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Lorne, I'm not happy with my knee press solution. Do you have a picture of your foot pedal and how you hooked it up?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:34 AM
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Default +1 for the foot control...

This is what I did...

http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7699
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:40 AM
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Bruce says this because I sent him a picture of a smashed finger that HIS squeezer did! I bought a squeezer shortly after that and it never smashed my finger. I think his squeezer was home sick...
Subway,
I think it was hungry. For cookies or aluminum and your finger got
in the way.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Default ... why I should never build an airplane ...

So, I really wanted use some of the ideas in this thread. Specifically, teh idea of mounting the sqeezer then having a foot peddle to trigger it.

I saw a video by Cleaveland of dimpling using a bench mounted squeezer. A foot pedal activated the squeezer. It looked quite easy to use.

I wanted to do the same thing with my existing "C" squeezer.

Given my solution, I should not be allowed to build an airplane video proof

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