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What is a Nutsert®?

December 5, 2019

A “Nutsert®”, a branded name for the generically referred to “rivet nut”, is a tubular shaped metal fastener with internal threads. Branded types of rivet 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