The Gold Standard of RV Tool Kits
The Gold Standard of RV Tool Kits
Includes DRDT-2 Commercial Quality Dimpler & Pneumatic Squeezer and is the best quality tool kit available.
BEFORE YOU BUY: DOWNLOAD THE RV TOOL KIT CATALOG
See the link below. Our kit is the "GOLD Standard" of RV Tool Kits. This is because we are the only RV Tool Kit Supplier that manufactures FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) approved sheet metal and composite components for production airplanes. We use the same high-quality tools in our kits that we use in our own production processes. Our kit is specialized for the RV-7, RV-7A, RV-8, RV-8A, RV-9, RV-10, RV-12 and the RV-14 airplane. The drop down allows you to select your Van’s RV airplane tool kit that is specific for your project, included the Van’s RV quick-build kits.
Our kit is continuously updated to reflect the tools that most builders need during their build process. There are more tools in our RV Tool Kit than noted as required on Van’s RV website as reflected in our tool list. Don’t compromise your build with any other RV Tool Kit.
License for photos above are at this link.
FULL RV Tool Kit Includes the DRDT-2 Dimpler & Pneumatic Squeezer.
To add tool kit options go to the "RV TOOL KIT OPTIONS" link on the left and select desired options to add to cart.
Photo may reflect items not included in this kit and/or options not included. Please email for deletions or additions to customize your kit or if you have any questions before you make your final decision on purchasing an RV tool kit. Also, see the additional Information below for more details.
OUR CUSTOMERS SAY that this RV tool kit is the best you can buy to build the highest quality Van's RV airplane.
This complete RV tool kit includes:
Commercial Quality Dimpler* (email for delivery date on Dimpler)
Pneumatic Rivet Squeezer*
3" C-Yoke Installed on Squeezer*
Adjustable Set Holder for Pneumatic Squeezer - Optional*
3600 RPM Palm Air Drill, fast, smooth & quiet like Sioux* (Sioux Drill optional)
3X upgraded Rivet Gun with excellent teasing trigger (black model in our rivet gun catagory)*
EZ change spring for straight rivet sets*
EZ Change Spring for flush sets (Snap-On Ind U.S.A.)*
Swivel and Air Flow Valve with fine precision adjustment*
1" Diameter Flush Rivet Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
3/32" Cupped Rivet Set 3.5" long (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
1/8" Cupped Rivet Set 3.5" long (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
3/16" Cupped Rivet Set 3.5" long (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
1/8" Double Offset Rivet Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
Back Rivet Set* (Special cut on one edge for close edge work on RV parts)
Tungsten Bucking Bar *
Microstop Countersink Unit, needle-bearing, non-chattering with nylon foot
#40 Countersink Bit, 3/32" (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
#30 Countersink Bit, for 1/8" & #6 Screw (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
#8 Countersink Bit, #8 Screw (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
#10 Countersink Bit, #10 Screw (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
Left Cut Snips, easy to use offset type (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
Right Cut Snips, easy to use offset type (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
Straight Cut Snips, easy to use offset type (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
#40 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bits for 3/32" rivets, 8 each
#30 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bits for 1/8" rivets, 6 each
#27 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bit
#21 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bit
#19 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bit
#12 Aviation Cobalt Drill Bit
1/4" Aviation Cobalt Drill Bit
12" Aviation Extra Long #40 Drill Bit
12" Aviation Extra Long #30 Drill Bit
Deburr Tool, Speed Handle Type for small & large holes (U.S.A.)*
4 Cleco Clamps, 1/2" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
4 Cleco Clamps, 1" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
Pop Rivet Tool, Professional Heavy-Duty unit with Swivel Head*
3/32" Universal Cupped Squeezer Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)**
1/8" Universal Cupped Squeezer Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
5/32" Universal Cupped Squeezer Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)**
3/16" Universal Cupped Squeezer Set (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
Flat Squeezer Set 1/8", 2 EACH (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
Flat Squeezer Set 1/4" (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
Flat Squeezer Set 3/8" (Snap-On U.S.A.)*
3/32" Rivet Dimple Die (Springback U.S.A.)*
1/8" Rivet Dimple Die (Springback U.S.A.)*
5/32" Dimple Die**
3/16" - #10 Screw Dimple Die*
#8 Screw Dimple Die*
#6 Screw Dimple Die**
Squeezer Set Organizer*
Squeezer Set Adjustment Washers *
Stainless Steel Rule, 12"*
Unibit 1/4" - 3/4" Step Drill *
3 Permanent Markers, Sharpie
3M Cut & Polish Wheel 6" (3M U.S.A.)
1/2 x 1 Reducers for 3M Wheel*
325 Cleco Fasteners, 3/32" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
175 Cleco Fasteners, 1/8" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
10 Cleco Fasteners, 5/32" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
10 Cleco Fasteners, 3/16" (Calif Assoc Prod or Zephyr U.S.A.)*
Edge Deburring Tool, Hex Swivel type*
2013 Updated High-Leverage Fluting Pliers*
Air Tool Oil (excluded on air shipments)
Drill Stop Set of 4*
Rivet Set DOTS, Easier than Rivet Tape
3/32" Pop Rivet Dimple Die, Springback (U.S.A.)*
1/8" Pop Rivet Dimple Die, Springback (U.S.A.)*
Hand Seamer (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
3/32" Drive Pin Punch (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
1/8" Drive Pin Punch (Klein Tools U.S.A.)*
Scotch Brite Hand Pads, 4 each
Rivet Length Gauge*
Rivet Shop Head Gauge, 4-piece*
Technical Resource Manual
* = Lifetime Warranty
QB "Quick Build" kit has 1/2 the Cleco Fasteners.
RV-9 Option adds 100 3/32" Cleco Fasteners and 50 1/8" Cleco Fasteners.
RV-10 Option adds 175 3/32" Cleco Fasteners and 75 1/8" Cleco Fasteners, Special Bucking Bar and additional Squeezer Sets**.
RV-14 adds a 120-deg countersink and several additional drill bits and there are some minor other deletions/additions per RV-14 builder's requests. The RV-14 was updated 11/16/2017 to include additional builder input items. Email for a specific RV-14 tool list.
The RV-7, RV-7A, RV-8 and RV-8A tool kits are the same, except for the quick-build tool kit which has 1/2 of the 3/32 and 1/8 clecos.
If your shipping is to an INTERNATIONAL location please email us directly for a shipping quote. The shipping cost will be significantly less than standard rates on-line due to a special arrangement we have with our International carrier. Kit within the Continental USA is shipped via FedEx Ground. Someone will need to be there to sign for and receive the shipment because of the insurance value. In the U.S.A. the Commercial Quality dimpler can only ship FedEx Ground.
Comments from our tool kit owners:
IMO, you can't go wrong, as long as you order from a decent tool supplier. I got an Isham tool kit and have been happy with my purchase. the only trouble I had was with my pneumatic squeezer adjustable set holder, which was bent. Isham replaced it quickly at no charge. I use my snips and suspect you will too. Get lots of extra silver clecos. Get an pneumatic drill (preferably the Sioux Palm Drill). The standard one in the Isham kit is fine, but the Sioux is better (I have both). A pneumatic cleco runner is a good idea, given that you're building a 10. You will use lots of clecos and a pneumatic runner will save you time and prevent your hands from cramping up using the cleco pliers exclusively. My $0.02. Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301, President www.eaa301.org
I liked my RV tool kit from Isham tools.Scroll. Sid "Scroll" Mayeux, Col, USAF (ret)
I bought my kit from Isham. Planetools.com. VERY happy with the kit and customer service. I ordered a flat end yoke for the squeezer (not in the kit). When I ran into a rivet that it didn't have enough of a squeeze for, I contacted Isham and next day they sent me an extended die to take care of the issue, free of charge! I was very impressed with the customer service. Highly recommend! The only tools in kit I feel I haven't used much are the "tin snips". There were 3 in the set. I've used one. But, I'm far from done, so time will tell if they will be utilized down the road. Randy Vanstory Building RV10
I went with an Isham set and I was/am extremely happy with them. You won't regret getting started right away. Not sure what deals they will have at Oshkosh. Some vendors advertise the deals they will be having there. A&P RV-10 Flying 800 hours
I bought the Isham Tools and they are great! It was really cool when I went to Synergy Air and their favorite tools were the Drill and Rivet Gun that Isham sold me. Get rid of the adjustable valve on the Rivet Gun. The kit came with all the extras many other kits don't have that my friend recommended. Their internet price was good! Sean Mecham
RV-10: VS, Rudder, HS, Elevator, Tailcone - Complete
I didn't have metal working tools when I started, so buying a kit was a quick way to get going. I bought a kit from Isham http://www.planetools.com/Tool%20Kit.htm and it has been fantastic.
Gil Brice McKinney, TX EAA-1246 RV7 - Working on fuse, fuel, brakes etc...
I got most of my tools from Isham http://www.planetools.com, I went ahead and got the entire RV Full Tool Kit. It's pretty expensive though, but so far have not had to purchase a whole lot of other special tools, besides, grinder, drill press (which i already had), Band Saw, & Vice. However, I did end up getting more clecoes, and obviously new bits as they dull. I also got some other dimple die sets as well.
For nigh on to four years I've been satisfied with my initial tool kit from Isham. Recently my squeezer starter leaking at the input - no problem, they repaired it fast at no charge. Then two weeks later the small bushing on the end of my angle drill cracked - no problem, they sent me a new drill, again no charge. Pretty good service, eh? Gary R. Kohler Ohio RV-7A Tipup
I too have been satisfied with my tool kit from Isham. I had initial problems with my squeezer when I first got the kit 4 years ago (bent adjustable set holder), but it was replaced for free by Isham, and I haven't had any trouble, with anything else. My only regret is that I didn't upgrade my drill to the Sioux at that time. I recently purchased a used Sioux to add to my tool box, but I still use the "clone" drill I got in my Isham kit. It works fine and allows me to run two drills at once (i.e. one with bit, one with CS cage or whatever). Mike Rettig EAA Chapter 301, President www.eaa301.org
Plus one on the tungsten bar. I bought 2 and they're worth their weight in gold. I got the Isham kit and would recommend it to any builder. Get some extra clecos though, you'll need them. 7 empennage done, wings done, fuse done, 0-360A4M Fixed pitch sensenich, Finish kit Trevor778
Yes, yes, thrice I say YES. Even better, you're looking at Isham who (in my opinion) gave me the best deal and most useful kit for the money. I have used all of the kit's tools, and the DRDT was invaluable. Scroll. Sid "Scroll" Mayeux, Col, USAF (ret) 90% done, 90% to go...
The pneumatic puller that came with the -12 tool kit I got from Isham is so good that I can't imagine it could be improved upon. I don't know who makes it for them. In fact, the whole tool kit has been quite good, and a bit cheaper than Avery. The compressor I use is a 30-year-old 5-hp Craftsman with a regulator. If I had to buy another, I'd get a vertical tank model. AeroDog Empennage and fuselage kits complete, Wing kit compete, Finish kit nearly complete RV-12