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« #15 : February 06, 2010, 09:12:10 PM »

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Do you guys have any pictures of how you modified your bits



Here's what the rich kids get with their $280 air ripper

So I just ground my bits to match. Personally I use the angled one more than the flat one.


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« #16 : February 06, 2010, 09:21:11 PM »

Hey Darren!Been waiting for you to re-post those pics!If I get a few extra $$$ I'm gonna make one of those,pulling
staples on my last job killed my wrist!!
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« #17 : February 06, 2010, 09:29:49 PM »

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If I get a few extra $$$ I'm gonna make one

They're cheap like borsht. WE've got a store up here called Princess auto that appears to be like your Harbour Freight down there. Maybe Wind_rose ( Dave) can compare since he's down in your neighbourhod right now. Regular price is like $20 for the 9 piece set ( hammer and eight chisels). That's 50 cents less than a 12 pack of beer in Ontario.

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« #18 : February 06, 2010, 09:35:04 PM »

 Thats cheaper than I figured.We've got one of those stores,not Harbor,same idea,just cant think of it now.I'll
check it out.
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« #19 : February 06, 2010, 09:47:08 PM »

Keeton Supply in Ft. Worth, Tx. has the ripping chisel for $20.95.  
http://www.keetonsupply.com/products.php?pg=product_box&cat_id=2&PHPSESSID=jhjgicd6465q0kr0tfon6p2t66&page_num=11#

To me, it's uses are limited. You DO have to be carefull around finished wood. Also, it's loud, and causes the air compressor to run constantly. Plus, you still have to go behind it, and pick out all of the jagged staples.
My favorie stripping tool is a pair of tile nippers that I modified. I can grab under the welt cord, and I can grab staples, and pull them out without cutting them. 
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« #20 : February 06, 2010, 10:52:39 PM »

My favorite stripping tool is a pair of tile nippers that I modified. I can grab under the welt cord, and I can grab staples, and pull them out without cutting them. 

care to share a pic.. always interested in tools :)
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« #21 : February 06, 2010, 10:59:48 PM »

Hi SofaDoc,

I'm not sure what the requirements are for membership now..   Jack did  make some changes a few months ago --  perhaps your request just slipped through the cracks??    Why not send him an email and ask him?

Enjoy reading your posts.

In ripping...I find that your technique has to change to the specific job  at hand.  The Bantam won''t work all the time...  rippers, nippers and pliers all have a place at times, as  do the trusty lil staple pullers, rubber mallets and dykes.  To each his own! :-)

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« #22 : February 06, 2010, 11:32:09 PM »

care to share a pic.. always interested in tools :)

I will try to take a pic on Monday, and get it uploaded.

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« #23 : February 07, 2010, 07:10:25 AM »


Does anyone know if this .....

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..... will work with one of these? .....

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I have the above Air Impact Hammer Kit from Harbor Freight tools, but have just been using the standard straight bit that comes with it, as shown on this page: Using an Air Ripping Chisel

I also have the Bantam Ripper


Although it was expensive, I'm glad that I got the Bantam. It's quieter and gentler than the Air Impact Hammer, which is better in tearing apart many jobs. But, there are times when the Air Impact Hammer works better than the Bantam. The Air Impact Hammer is more powerful, although rougher in operation, than the Bantam. It would work better if I had abetter bit, such as the notched bit.

I don't know if they still have it, but Burch Fabrics used to have this....

Pnuematic Hammer Air Ripping Tool

They also sold the bit separately for $12. I probably should have bought the bit to see if it would work with my Harbor Freight Air Impact Hammer.

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« #24 : February 07, 2010, 11:22:52 AM »

>Stephen: Yes, that ripping tool in your first photo will work in any air impact hammer. I guess I am in the dark about the Bantam ripper. How is it different from an ordinary air hammer/ripping chisel combo? Is it a higher quality pneumatic? Maybe I've seen them in supply catalogs, and just assumed that it was the same as the cheap version. If the Bantam is as good as it is expensive, I think that the $20 chisel and the Harbor Freight air hammer will be a step backward.

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« #25 : February 07, 2010, 12:04:29 PM »

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It would work better if I had abetter bit, such as the notched bit.

I just shaped the one posted on the grinder and then cut the notches in with the wit a 3" grinding wheel on my finisher ( shoe making machine). You could do the same thing with a cut off tool or angle grinder. If your apprentice is on defaulters give him a three corner file and a stool in the corner for 20 minutes LOL.

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« #26 : February 08, 2010, 08:39:00 AM »

i mad a  rip bit  with 3 bolts . flattened  2 bolts and welded  another to the  head of the 2 with the flattened  sides together . that makes the groove  for the fabric . as far as  your wrist it didn`t bother mine . was surprised  . just didn`t pull the  staples out  mostly 1 side . used my air chisel and it  did better . with  the chizzle you  need a  angle  on the  head of the chisel  and hold it  flat with the wood . wouldn`t  go without it . if  held right it will pull 75 % of the staples most of the time . go cross the staples not end to end .my  air chisel is a heavy duty i got from a  mac tool truck . modified the  blade  with a  cutoff wheel.

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« #27 : February 08, 2010, 06:21:56 PM »


I don't know if they still have it, but Burch Fabrics used to have this....

Pnuematic Hammer Air Ripping Tool

They also sold the bit separately for $12. I probably should have bought the bit to see if it would work with my Harbor Freight Air Impact Hammer.

They still have it. Stock # A1030   $15.97

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« #28 : February 08, 2010, 07:36:33 PM »

Here is my favorite stripping tool in it's original packaging (Home Depot-$18)

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With a file, I had to make 2 modifications:

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#1 file the 2 "tits" down so the nipper edges can touch

#2 dull the nipper blades with a file, so they will grab a staple without cutting it.

Eventually, the rubber hand grips will loosen, and slide off frequently. When they do, I add a little Gorilla Glue to them.

As Cheryl, and others have said, there is no one stripping tool that is right for every application. But if I could only have ONE, this would be it.

 

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« #29 : February 08, 2010, 10:02:28 PM »

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As Cheryl, and others have said, there is no one stripping tool that is right for every application

Or everybody. I have a similar set of nipper I use making/repairing shoes and I'd go nuts if I ever had to use it to pull staples full time ( Yeah it was at hand a couple of times and   :P I didn't like it ) . If I can't /don't wanna use air its a pair of side cutters and my berry ( for tacks and hard to reach), and my osbourne 120 1/2 . Tap pry yank, tap pry yank, go mind numb and continue  ;D

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