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Old 04-19-2018, 11:01 PM
TASEsq TASEsq is offline
 
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Default Have I just stuffed my Pneu Squeezer?

So today I was using the squeezer to squeeze some rivets for a bracket on the cowl. I was using epoxy/flox on the bracket and I?m 99.99% certain I didn?t get epoxy in the stem of the flat set.

In any case, wherever I try I can?t get the set out of the adjustable piston of the squeezer !!

Does anyone know if I can try to tap it out from underneath? I?ve tried everything!! It won?t even twist in place if I hold the piston with a spanner and try and twist with pliers.

Here?s a photo of the issue: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HSzl9M8JGjwjC3293

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:08 PM
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Disregard!

As is the way with things, the moment I ask for help I figured it out. I was able to tap it out, using a spanner holding the flats on the piston. Was stuck in there tho!

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:14 PM
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Squeeze the floating retention ring on the rivet set a little with needle nose pliers to tighten it up a bit. You want the set tight enough to not fall or pull out on its own, but loose enough to remove it by hand. I noticed the last set I ordered from Cleavland Tools uses an "O" ring instead of the steel clip.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:03 AM
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I have this problem routinely. I fit a small wrench (spanner) onto the flats, then I use vise-grips to loosen the set itself by turning against the wrench. The problem seems to be that the compression of the set into the piston causes it to expand enough to "lock" into the set and rotation "unlocks" it. Mostly I just keep a flat set in there but when I have a bunch of universal head rivets to set and want to use the squeezer I have to do this operation.
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:38 AM
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Try your heat gun.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:32 AM
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Good tip - thanks.

I tried to rotate it against a spanner but it wouldn?t budge.

It seems it?s just one particular set - where the shoulder is a little larger that the chamber on the piston end. All the others are fine. Might end up just filing the shoulder on the set a bit.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:41 AM
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Good tip - thanks.

I tried to rotate it against a spanner but it wouldn?t budge.

It seems it?s just one particular set - where the shoulder is a little larger that the chamber on the piston end. All the others are fine. Might end up just filing the shoulder on the set a bit.
I wish the adjustable set holders were less expensive - could just have one for CS rivets, one for universal heads (AN4) and be done with it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:51 AM
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Try your heat gun or propane torch. Have it set up to remove stuck parts and then heat. May take a few try.
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