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Rivet Nut Gun | Rivnut® Gun

August 31, 2020

A Rivet Nut Gun, or Rivnut® Gun, is a tool used to install a Rivnut®, or rivet nut fastener. The pulling mechanism inside the tool engages the internal threads of the fastener to exert a pull, which causes the rivet nut shank to expand/upset against the blindside of the material that it is being fastened. These guns are typically actuated... View Article

Homemade Rivet Nut Tool | Homemade Rivnut Tool

June 5, 2020

After reading the article, you’ll be able to weigh your options of going the homemade, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) rivet nut tool route vs using the battle tested tools that Rivet Nut USA has provided for 35+ years. By now, you have seen videos of a Homemade Rivet Nut, Rivnut® or Nutsert® Tool. While these DIY tools may work once, twice or... View Article

Bollhoff  – a National Aerospace Rivet Manufacturer

March 10, 2020

Nearly 100 years ago, the BF Goodrich Company invented the rivet nut, and trademarked it as the RIVNUT®. The original design and use for the RIVNUT® was for the sole purpose of easily attaching/removing rubber de-icers to aerospace/aviation wings. Today, Bollhoff is the proud owner of the RIVNUT® product line and trademark for the original rivet nut, called the RIVNUT®.... View Article

What is a Nutsert®?

December 5, 2019

A “Nutsert®”, is branded name for the generically referred to “rivet nut”, is a tubular shaped metal fastener with internal threads. Branded types of rivets nuts include Nutsert® by Avdel, Rivnut® by Bollhoff and Rivkle® by Bollhoff. Many manufactures make rivet nuts, some choose to brand their rivet nuts for marketing purposes. Manufactures typically sell their rivet nuts through distribution,... View Article

Top Tips for Rivet Nut Applications

September 13, 2019

A rivet nut is a specialty type of fastener that offers internal threads so a secondary material can be attached to the primary application. This specialty fastener is installed from just one side of the workpiece and is considered an optimal fastener choice when adding threads to thin or soft materials. Bottomline – when threads are required and only one... View Article

How Does a Pneumatic Nutsert Tool Work?

June 5, 2019

A pneumatic nutsert tool is air-powered. The air pressure supplied by a shop air compressor forces the hydraulic oil in the tool to create enough force to upset/install the fastener. Step 1: The pneumatic nutsert tool operator spins a rivet nut onto the tool’s threaded mandrel tip. Rivet Nut USA’s tools have “automatic” spin-on technology, saving an operator 1-2 seconds... View Article

What is a Threaded Nut Insert?

April 15, 2019

As a variation of the standard rivet, a threaded nut insert, also known as a blind rivet nut or rivet nut, is a mechanical fastener. This counter-bored, tubular, one-piece rivet has internal threads that is anchored entirely from just the one side of the material in which it’s installed. Depending on the application, finding a fastener that works with thin... View Article

Rivet Nut Distributor

February 4, 2019

Rivet Nuts and Weld Nuts Both a Rivet Nut and a Weld Nut are specialty fasteners that are installed into a parent material, and provide internal threads for screw-in attachments. These fasteners are cold headed from metal wire and finished machined to exacting tolerances. A Rivet Nut is a tubular rivet with internal threads. Rivet nuts are installed into your... View Article