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    Rivet dimpler

    So, my son has decided to build a RV-7. He started looking at dimplers and spotted this one DRDT-2 Commercial Quality Dimpler. http://store-planetools.com/drdt-2di...kdelivery.aspx Is this what most RV builders are using, or is there a different one out?
    Thanks for any input,
    Mike B

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    That's the one....

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    That one has become popular in the last few years. It is however expensive and somewhat limited in what it can do. The old fashioned C-frame dimpler has been around for a long time and has built a lot of sheet metal airplanes.

    http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1001

    The DRDT-2 is one of those "nice to have but not need to have" tools, like a pneumatic rivet squeezer. They are nice if you have the money but if you are on a budget you can do just as good for a lot less money.
    Jeff Point
    RV-6 and RLU-1 built & flying
    Tech Counselor, Flight Advisor & President, EAA Chapter 18
    Milwaukee, WI
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