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    Default AK 47 bolt cutter rivet tool

    I hear that someone out there is producing these bolt cutter rivet tool for both the long rivets and the front truniion rivets

    Does anyone know ehere to get?

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    Check hcpookie's website. He developed this item and is a generous contrbutor here. His site is referenced at the bottom of his posts. Also check the library here for the design info.

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    Yeah that wacky pookster is always up to no good!

    Check my sig for the links. I used a task-built set per rivets for the original design. I have yet to update the "one size fits all" version that others have built. You CAN use one set for all the front rivets if you are careful in how thin you make the jaw. Too much and you'll break it in an unceremonious "pop" when trying to squeeze with them.

    I have ALWAYS advised people to spend some quality time with their bench grinder / angle grinder / whatever grinder to avoid the labor charges that come with pre-builts. Some people are VERY proud of their time! Since the darn cutters are $15 at HF, you can easily work these and if they break, 'oh well' it is only $15. Vs. the up to $80 I've seen for a set!!! OUCH... I have often thought of making some for people but I just can't bring myself to sell them for such high prices.

    Besides, what's the fun of building if you don't build the tools as well?????

    THEN AGAIN - if you're not comfortable with grinding, then it is worth it to let someone else do the grinding. Any riveter should work for at least one set of rivets to be sure you at least break even on the price.
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    http://pookieweb.net


    The "original" Boltcutter Rivet Squeezers:
    http://pookieweb.net/AK/rivet/boltcutters/boltcutter.htm


    Project Pink - the Pink and Blue AK-74:
    http://pookieweb.net/pink/pink.htm

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    Sooooooo, I don't think anyone actually gave me a lead on where to go get a pre built unit. I can do the $80 or so. It beats the $300 or so for real rivet set tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmercer@bmtmed.com View Post
    Sooooooo, I don't think anyone actually gave me a lead on where to go get a pre built unit. I can do the $80 or so. It beats the $300 or so for real rivet set tools
    Check the classifieds area for a member named Restoreit, he was making them but I don't know if he still does.

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    Best option is to build them your self... but you may fine some info here. http://howtobuildanaktyperifle.com/a...ific_tools.htm
    I built my... set in about 20 Min.... for the front rivets but I bought plinker762's jig for setting the rear rivets... easy as pie.... B2B
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    If you want to buy, a private seller at the AK Forum has one listed as used on one build, $49 shipped. The AK Forum :: Log in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper Dude View Post
    Check hcpookie's website. He developed this item and is a generous contrbutor here. His site is referenced at the bottom of his posts. Also check the library here for the design info.

    VD
    It would be nice if we can post an actual size template to modify the HF bolt cutter. I know that we have plenty of references and photos but it would be easier just to print and paste on the actual cutter to grind off along the lines. Mine broke off and will se if I can manage to post one as soon as I can get my hand on one.

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    Hello crzpete,
    Try this link for a paper pattern. The small squares are to be 1/4 inch sized.
    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...eit1/bcrt4.jpg
    It is from a member here, "restoreit". It is his version of the rivit squeezer for the Harbor Freight 24 inch bolt cutter.
    A picture of these parts is at
    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...eit1/bcrtt.jpg
    This was posted/provided over several months ago by restoreit.
    Hope this helps.
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    YES! that's it!
    Exactly what I had in mind, excellent! We should save this template on the library.
    Many thanks to you and Restoreit
    Pete-

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