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I'm doing a restoration on the RAS I bought, and want to remove the badges. They are riveted on. Anyone have tips on how to get the rivets out without destroying the badges?
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HiMike

WHY ????, just tape it off and than paint around it..the only person that will know will be the guy that pulls the tag off in 60 years or so..

But you know the right way to get it off, drill them out but that means a complete take down just for some rivets.but by drilling them out must be done with great care not sure what is in the line of site of the drilled out holes or say what is behind them,plus you don't want to pushing anything into the case,,.but I will say I replace one or two by using a metal chisel to lift them a little bit than pull them out with a little turn like a screw ..

If you are real good with your drill press and have the right size of a EZ out you can unscrew them...),the short hex EZ outs work very good for that type of job..

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Grind the unseen side of the rivet and a nail punch should knock them out without doing any damage to the plates/badges.

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To do a full restoration on this RAS, I want to remove everything, and not have to bother taping the badges. I'm going to paint it a hammered copper. Got a couple rattle cans of it today at Lowes. The DeWalt speckled green is an ugly color. Looks like they painted it green, then sprayed it with multi colored sawdust. Also got a can of bright machine silver for the handles.

The rivets, or drive screws, don't go through the castings, nor do the holes. I've had some recommendations to tap them with a hammer to loosen them, cut a screwdriver slot in the top, and carefully unscrew them. I think I'll try that method first. I'll see how it goes when I take it apart again.

When I start it, I'll start the thread in DIY and restoration.

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Hi Mike,

I technically haven't dealt with the "screws" or pins for the badges but, at my former work place a few friends of mine have. Simply drill the old pin out, these should have spirals on the shanks, not a true screw per say. They'll pop out quite easily enough. Replace with new ones. Where to get them, that I don't have a clue on. You can "pry" them out, tricky and lots of patience. I wish you the best of luck on your restore project.

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It's coming along nicely, Ken. I got them out by cutting a thin slot with a dremel, then using a screw driver to turn them like a screw. A drill won't touch them, they are that hard.
McMaster Carr carries them. I'm putting together a list of things I need so I only have to order once.
Here's the paint color. Sand blasted the base, slide carriage, blade guard, and motor mount yesterday. I had sand in my ears by the time I finished. Still have the arm, motor, and top cap to do.
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Hi Mike

Way to go, I knew you would find a easy way I was going to say think of it like a tamper proof screw or to say a one way screw, you just need a way to back it out, good job

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It's coming along nicely, Ken. I got them out by cutting a thin slot with a dremel, then using a screw driver to turn them like a screw. A drill won't touch them, they are that hard.
McMaster Carr carries them. I'm putting together a list of things I need so I only have to order once.
Here's the paint color. Sand blasted the base, slide carriage, blade guard, and motor mount yesterday. I had sand in my ears by the time I finished. Still have the arm, motor, and top cap to do.


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