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    pneumatic river squeezers

    anybody on here has experience with those and can recommend one for AK receiver work?

    i'm talking about these ones not air-hammers

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    Your not going to get much control with them. I purchase an aircraft rivet tool from snap on. Worked great the times I used it. Sold it to Will Hayden I know he used to for years building who knows how many Ak's

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    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...iABEgKHqPD_BwE



    the snap on kit was like this only more HD and $$$$

    you take the button end of the rivet and find the proper end part. When you do the rear rivets they match on both sides. Not just a crushed rivet.
    Last edited by will36; 04-15-2019 at 08:55 AM.

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    Neat tool but not sure it can do too many of the AK reivets due to access to the crushing areas. The front trunnion upper rivets and the trigger guard etc.
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    I came across a video from receiver assembly line (at DDI or Waffen Werks) some time ago and i saw how dude was installing trunnion using this method. it looked very fast and always interested me as a huge time saver compared to traditional methods. I did some preliminary research around that time and saw that these pneumatic rivet squeezers are very expensive. It discouraged me enough to stop looking into it further but though of quickly and conveniently riveting trunnions never left my mind. I circled back to it again and tried asking around to see if anybody using this method and/or has any recommendations (pros or cons) on the riveter and process/method itself.
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    I saw a vid also of someone using pneumatic tool but it wasn’t that one.
    Way to bulky to fit inside anything AK.

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    I have one made for aviation and many sets of jaws, but none that will fit the trunnions. I'm sure that one of the aviation tools companies could make a special set of jaws that will work if someone wants to bare the expense.

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    I have a buddy who scored one from an aircraft mechanic and he modified the jaws to work inside the trunnions. He's used it for many build's without any issues.

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    Troy Sellars uses one here about the 7.30 mark.

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    I use the Burndy Patriot 6 ton press doing line work. I thought about buying a set of jaws to mod but the press is expensive.

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