Back Up

Tools can be quite an investment. The RV toolkit from Avery costs $1829.40 and includes everything that you need to build an RV (they claim). This, evidently, is quite a deal (pretty much a universal opinion). I wanted to take a look around to see if I could get some used tools from Ebay or something and maybe save some dough. If anyone knows where I can get some of these tools, please drop me a note. 

October 2, 2003

  • Rick Sked sent me a whole bunch of information about the tools that he buys and uses. Rick is from Las Vegas and is in the process of tooling up for his RV-9. Here is the spreadsheet that he sent me. Thanks Rick!

According to Van's instructions, these are the tools you need:

Stationary Tools Hand Tools
Bench Grinder Hand Held Drill Motor
Belt Sander Drill Bits
Air Compressor Unibits
Band Saw Deburring Bits
Drill Press Rivet Gun
Rivet Cutter
Rivet Sets
Dimple Dies
Pop-Rivet Dimple Dies
Bucking Bars
Hand Seamer
MicroStop Countersink
Cleco Fasteners
Cleco Pliers
Other Clamps
Metal Cutting Snips
Pop-Rivet Puller
Body File
Carpenter's Level
Circle Cutter
Fluting Pliers
Burnishing Tool
Hand Rivet Squeezer
Paint Spray Gun
Hand Riveting and Dimple Tool
Torque Wrench
Tubing Bender
Tubing Flaring Tool
Hollow Ground Planer Blade

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Last updated: November 18, 2003.