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Old 06-16-2012, 12:08 AM
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Unhappy Pneumatic Squeezer

It is not a good idea to leave the air connected whilst cleaning proseal from between the rivet sets, especially if the squeezer is laying trigger side down on the bench.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:01 AM
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No. No, it's not. Some lessons are more painful than others. My best for your speedy recovery.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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Default The good news is . . .

You probably are only going to learn that lesson once. I think we all learn it - unplug before servicing. After learning it once (drilled through the web between thumb and hand) I'm much safer, lol.

Good luck on speedy recovery, or your pending transition to left-handed-ness.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:47 AM
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Default Speedy recovery my friend..... we all do it dont we?

While a little off topic, I have purchased a used pneumatic squeezer and find it is weak on the rivets in that it wont sqeeze some of the bigger ones.

Do you know if you can rebuild theM? How does one tell if they need rebuilding... I hate ebay.... so much junk on there now and people selling it with disregard for the "other guy"
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:31 PM
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While a little off topic, I have purchased a used pneumatic squeezer and find it is weak on the rivets in that it wont sqeeze some of the bigger ones.

Do you know if you can rebuild theM? How does one tell if they need rebuilding... I hate ebay.... so much junk on there now and people selling it with disregard for the "other guy"
Most likely, you are not adjusting it correctly. The design is such that the maximum force is applied through only a very small portion of the stroke - you have to make sure that you're squeezing the rivet at that point. this has been covered so many times in the forums that I keep wondering when someone will actually draw a stroke/force curve, with measurements....and then a manual for these things!

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:33 PM
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I keep wondering when someone will actually draw a stroke/force curve, with measurements....and then a manual for these things!

Paul
Sounds like an idea for a Kitplanes article.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:02 PM
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Paul is right, I only noticed it hurting right at the end of the stroke. I used words even I had never heard before. It is on the mend, thank you all for the kind words. I bought my squeezer second hand from "The Yard" and they had rebuilt it. I now disconnect air/electricity on everything before adjustment.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:45 PM
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And???? A sense of humor!!! That's funny right there....
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:21 PM
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Paul is right, I only noticed it hurting right at the end of the stroke. I used words even I had never heard before. It is on the mend, thank you all for the kind words.
That's funny! I squeezed the edge (side) of my right fore finger 2 months ago. It's STILL not completely healed. Thank goodness it's not my stick hand, and I can push the throttle in with my palm...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:09 AM
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Paul is right, I only noticed it hurting right at the end of the stroke. I used words even I had never heard before. It is on the mend, thank you all for the kind words. I bought my squeezer second hand from "The Yard" and they had rebuilt it. I now disconnect air/electricity on everything before adjustment.
Bone or just a flesh wound?
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