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Old 05-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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I just riveted new linings on my new shoes. The lining overlaps the shoe by about a half an inch. Should I remove this excess lining to make it nearly flush with the ends of the shoe & then taper the ends ? How can I do that... will a Dremel cutting tool work? These are the woven Scandinavian style linings. Ron
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Dremel? You're a glutton for punishment. Use a belt or disc sander with 60 or 36 grit. A coarse grinding wheel works, too. Beware of dust.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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You would want them even, I had my shoes lined and they were flush with the brake shoe but I also used an angle grinder to bevel the edge slightly (I beveled about the last 1/4 inch of the lining on both ends). I have heard this prevents squeaking. I'm not sure if it was a result of that, but my brakes are quiet. If you grind or sand away the lining I would wear at least a dust mask when you do so as MikeK mentioned.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Hacksaw works nicely. Cut them almost flush then taper.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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Thanks, The dremel was easy and I don't have belt sander just a buffer/ grinder wheel. I wish that the rivet tool sold by Brattons had a wider opening between the pin guides. The top pin guide tends to push against the center ridge of the shoe and forces the rivet pin to be a bit off center on a couple of rivets. Easy fix with a punch to flatten the rivet later. I have had this tool for years, maybe the new ones are better.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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gring a flat on the front of that tool and you will get more clearance for the shoe. I had to do that 25 years ago.....they are still the same. good luck
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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thanks Spike . I can see what you mean.
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