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Dimpling Pliers is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Incorrect mandrel for countersunk rivets These dimples will require more than a "thin coat of filler" to cover. I purchased this for use with the countersunk all-steel aircraft-style rivets sold by Eastwood, intending to make aircraft wing type flush rivet lines, but found the shape and diameter of the mandrel is totally incorrect, resulting in an overly large and more or less flat bottomed depression - with no counterink taper to it! It's shape is simply NOT the same as a countersink. The dimple profiles were inconsistent too, with the base of many not laying parallel to the metal surface. A parallel jaw plier would be far more consistent..
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Its OK, far from nice. Got at 50% off...would have returned if paid full price. Sorry Eastwood, just not a well made tool. The adjustment knob on the back turns with much force, not smooth at all. Showed up with dirt or rust all over the bag, threads were all full of casting sand or dirt. Had to use my tap and die set to clean the threads. Chips and damage to the threads on the knob. Very poor quality. Overall they look like something Harbor Freight MIGHT sell in their clearance rack. dimpling head does work but overall barely worth the price i paid. ive bought VISE GRIP brand for less with a superior quality build. Honestly, if i could modify a set of Vise Grip or even Craftsman locking pliers to do this, i would. scale of 1-10, i give it a 4 at most.
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Haven't used them for a real project yet, but did test them on a single hole with excellet results. These are a really slick way to hide rivet heads without grinding them down. They are perfect for a quick and permanent repair.
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a key tool This is a necessary tool for anyone patching sheet metal with minimum buildup when using blind rivets (pop rivets) to attach it. To further reduce height, use a flange tool as well.
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLANT GREAT FOR ALIGNING METAL AND FOR DRILLING PILOT HOLES. WELDING
Date published: 2010-03-18
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Dimpling Pliers

Item #31089 Brand: Eastwood

Countersink dimples in sheet metal
to hide countersunk rivet heads

Details

Dimpling Pliers lets you hide countersunk rivets in panels Dimpling Pliers puts a neat countersunk dimple in sheet metal to hide countersunk rivet heads.
  • 10" locking pliers with dimpling head
  • "Pilot" self-centers the dimple

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About Dimpling Pliers

Dimpling feature is fitted onto 10" locking pliers for easy operation.


Application

Simply line up your steel or aluminum patch panel over the repair area, and drill a series of 1/8" holes, spaced about 1" apart, through both panels. Remove the patch panel, dimple at each drilled hole, and do the same on the panel being repaired. The special "pilot" self-centers the dimple. Rivet the panel in place, cover the seam with a thin coat of filler, then finish.


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