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    Thumbs up Pics of Pookies bolt cutter rivet tool

    I bought a pair of 24" bolt cutters from Harbor Freight and built a rivet squeezer from HCpookies original design. It only took about ten minutes to grind them on a bench grinder. And then ten minutes to make a rivet head anvil out of some 1/4' steel and a dremmel tool.

    These squeezers take very little effort to use and will get all 4 front trunion rivets through the barrel hole and the lower 2 through the mag well.

    Hats off to HC Pookie for this great Idea!!!!!
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    I just modified my 24" to look just like the pic above and it works great. I just need to weld the piece of metal to the jaw to make it easier to operate.

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    Default Now I find out....

    You know what? All this time I missed the detail of making that little piece of steel. I put the dimple on the jaw. No wonder I had to adjust the heck out of the tool.

    That detail isn't on pookienet is it? I just checked it today for pics before I made my squeezer. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbadboyz
    I just modified my 24" to look just like the pic above and it works great. I just need to weld the piece of metal to the jaw to make it easier to operate.
    You mean the set I made
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildmann43
    You know what? All this time I missed the detail of making that little piece of steel. I put the dimple on the jaw. No wonder I had to adjust the heck out of the tool.

    That detail isn't on pookienet is it? I just checked it today for pics before I made my squeezer. Oh well.
    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/AK...s/DSCN3682.JPG

    it is in the pic If you have one you use for the Rear Trunnion rivets then tyou are set I think this is the exact reason CWToyota uses the 18" jobs.
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    Yep. I ignored that pic, because he was testing at that point. I should have reread the whole thing instead of dl'ing the jaw pics.

    Now I see how the rivets are held tight against the receiver. All is not lost....
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    Yes sir They are great tools and easy enough to make! Way cheaper than buying them or getting real rivet tooling
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbadboyz
    I just modified my 24" to look just like the pic above and it works great. I just need to weld the piece of metal to the jaw to make it easier to operate.

    I thought you were on the Weaponeer group buy for a set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbadboyz
    I just modified my 24" to look just like the pic above and it works great. I just need to weld the piece of metal to the jaw to make it easier to operate.
    mbadboyz, you can just tape the dimple piece in place. it wont move.

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    Thanks for the pics as I am working on modifying my two sets of bolt cutters to start squeezing rivets. I was worried about ruining the tool , but you have given me in the picts exactly what I needed to actually do the mods.
    Quote Originally Posted by redchevyman
    I bought a pair of 24" bolt cutters from Harbor Freight and built a rivet squeezer from HCpookies original design. It only took about ten minutes to grind them on a bench grinder. And then ten minutes to make a rivet head anvil out of some 1/4' steel and a dremmel tool.

    These squeezers take very little effort to use and will get all 4 front trunion rivets through the barrel hole and the lower 2 through the mag well.

    Hats off to HC Pookie for this great Idea!!!!!

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