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Old 02-25-2020, 03:29 AM
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Default Foot powered dimpler

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This foot-operated dimpler takes standard dimple dies and has enough depth to dimple wing and fuselage rivet holes. It is home built from mainly steel offcuts.

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Old 02-25-2020, 07:00 AM
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This foot-operated dimpler takes standard dimple dies and has enough depth to dimple wing and fuselage rivet holes. It is home built from mainly steel offcuts.
I've made all the parts to add a pneumatic piston actuated by a foot pedal to my DRDT 2. Haven't installed it yet. Would like to know if others have done anything similar. My design bolts right on to the front in place of the hand lever.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:39 AM
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Mark Swinford designed a version of his Numatx riviter/dimpler to be mounted on a DRDT2. Easy working tool. Just step on the pedal, squish, move to the next hole. Doesnt take long to do a skin.

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Old 02-25-2020, 07:03 PM
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Good fab skills paul, like it.
Simple is elegant!
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