Those Darn Cleco's!

Discussion in 'Workshop Tips and Secrets / Tools' started by Rick Galati, Mar 14, 2003.

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  1. Mar 14, 2003 #1

    Rick Galati

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    Ever had a cleco button refuse to hold fast in a hole for any reason? Usually it is because the hole is slightly oversize, or dimpled, or a preload condition exists, a combination of all the above, or maybe the cleco button itself is just plain nearly worn out. What to do? Simply drill out a bit of scrap and insert the cleco button through the structure and into the scrap. :cool:
     
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    Dust

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    Great idea, but, shouldn't the hole be perfect for the rivet coming later on?

    enjoy the build

    Dust
     
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    Good question, I gotta learn how to do this sometime soon too.
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    Well, I think i learned the answer today. The cleco hole is by design undersized and after every thing fits right it is redrilled to proper rivet size and riveted

    enjoy the build

    dust
     

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