Rivet Nut USA (a division of Cardinal Components, Inc.) offers high, medium and low volume installation tooling options. We have distributed the same line of tools for the last 20+ years, which speaks volumes to the success our customers have had with our rivet nut installation tools.

High-to-Medium Volume Installation Tooling: Our main offering is pneumatic/hydraulic or battery operated, German-engineered products that are manufactured by Bollhoff®. These tools are “spin pull”, they both spin & pull to install the fastener. With care, these tools will provide you with years of enjoyable use, and their lives can be further extended via regular maintenance/repair. Scroll below for more information, including pictures and videos.

Low-to-Medium Volume Installation Tooling: Manually operated by your hands, either lever-operated or wrench-operated. Cost efficient while still providing a very high-quality installation. Scroll below for more information, including pictures and videos.

Technical Support: Once you buy a tool, you will gain a team of tooling experts to provide technical support help to ensure your installation goes perfect. To provide support, we can hold teleconferences, provide videos or visit on site.

Post Purchase Support: We stand by our tools, in the unlikely event of a manufacturing defect, we’ll be here to take care of you. Tooling will experience normal wear and tear in high-volume production environments, rather than throwing out the tool, send it back to us and we’ll have our tool lab get it back into tip top shape!

A Cautious Tale: Please don’t be lured in by the “cheapest” tooling option; rather, look for your “best value” tooling option. With “cheap” tooling, you may encounter an increase in improperly installed rivet nuts, leading to expensive external field failures. Also, ensure that your tooling can be repaired by a qualified tool lab; if not, you may be forced to “throw away and buy again” if a tool breaks. Make your Quality Manager (field failures) and Finance Manager (total cost of ownership) happy by choosing to join Rivet Nut USA’s “best value” rivet nut tooling program.

Please enjoy reviewing the below installation tooling information, and don’t forget to watch the Rivet Nut videos on our homepage!

RIVNUT® Pneumatic Nut Insert Installation Tools

4080 - Pull to Stroke - Pneumatic / Hydraulic Tool

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If you are in a production environment that demands scale, repeatability and efficiency… then look no further than the 4080 rivet nut installation tool.

The 4080 is typically used to install rivet nuts or Bollhoff Rivnuts®.

“Pull to Stroke” allows the user to initially set-up the tool to a predetermined installation pulling stroke distance. The tool will consistently adjust the pulling forces to ensure that every installed rivet nut is “stroked” the same distance. The “Pull to Stroke” 4080 is an Assembler and Quality Manager’s best friend for high-volume installation production environments!

Generally, the 4080 tool installs #4 (M3), #6, #8 (M4), #10 (M5), 1/4 (M6), 5/16 (M8), 3/8 (M10) & 1/2 (M12) RIVNUT® or RIVSTUD® fasteners. To ensure you are outfitted with the correct tool for your application and fastener, please call or email us with your details!

  • Step 1:  The fastener will auto-feed onto the installation tool
  • Step 2:  A single trigger pull will complete the entire installation sequence
  • Step 3:  The tool will automatically reverse out of installed fastener
  • Cycle Time:  Up to 35 installs per minute
  • Ergonomic grip and balance for operator comfort (additional ergonomic accessories available, just ask!)
  • Pull Force: 5,200 lbf or 23 kN
  • Stroke: .275 in or 7 mm
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Bollhoff P2005 (Cardinal 4080)
  • Regulate to 87 PSI (6.0 Bar) of clean dry air for best operation

Testimonial:

“5 out of 5 Stars for initial purchase.”

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4090 - Pull to Pressure - Pneumatic / Hydraulic Tool

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The 4090 (4090P for PLUSNUT® applications) is the most versatile, user-friendly and ergonomic pull to pressure rivet nut tool on the market. Please read our customer testimonials or ask us to email you a customer testimonial!

The 4090 is typically used to install rivet nuts or Bollhoff RIVNUTS®. (Ask for the 4090P tool, if you need to install Bollhoff PLUSNUTS®.)

“Pull to Pressure” allows the user to initially set-up the tool to a predetermined installation force. The tool will properly and consistently install every rivet nut, even including if the material thicknesses varies from install to install. “Pull to Pressure” greatly reduces the risk of bad installs.

Generally, the 4090 tool installs #4 (M3), #6, #8 (M4), #10 (M5), 1/4 (M6), 5/16 (M8) and 3/8 (M10) RIVNUT® or RIVSTUD® fasteners. To ensure you are outfitted with the correct tool for your application and fastener, please call or email us with your details!

  • Step 1:  The fastener will auto-feed onto the installation tool
  • Step 2:  A single trigger pull will complete the entire installation sequence
  • Step 3:  The tool will automatically reverse out of installed fastener
  • Cycle Time:  Up to 30 installs per minute
  • Ergonomic grip and balance for operator comfort (additional ergonomic accessories available, just ask!)
  • Pull Force: 4,700 lbf or 21 kN (14 kN for the 4090P tool)
  • Stroke: .275 in or 7 mm (14 mm for the 4090P tool)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Bollhoff P2007 (Cardinal 4090) & Bollhoff P2007PN (Cardinal 4090P)
  • Regulate to 87 PSI (6.0 Bar) of clean dry air for best operation

Testimonial:

“Thank you for your service and support of your tools.  This has been a great decision to switch over to your RIVNUT® installation tools.”

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4090 & 4090P Tool Manual
Video of the 4090 In Action!
Another Video of the 4090 In Action!

6703 Heavy Duty - Pull to Pressure - Pneumatic / Hydraulic Tool

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The 6703 rivet nut installation tool offers heavy-duty workhorse capability at the highest and most demanding installation loads.

The 6703 is typically used to install rivet nuts or Bollhoff Rivnuts®. (Ask for the 6703P tool, if you need to install Bollhoff PLUSNUTS®).

“Pull to Pressure” allows the user to initially set-up the tool to a predetermined installation force. The tool will properly and consistently install every rivet nut, even including if the material thicknesses varies from install to install. “Pull to Pressure” greatly reduces the risk of bad installs.

Generally, the 6703 tool installs 5/16 (M8), 3/8 (M10) & 1/2 (M12) RIVNUT® or RIVSTUD® fasteners. To ensure you are outfitted with the correct tool for your application and fastener, please call or email us with your details!

  • Step 1:  The fastener will auto-feed onto the installation tool
  • Step 2:  A single trigger pull will complete the entire installation sequence
  • Step 3:  The tool will automatically reverse out of installed fastener
  • Cycle Time:  Up to 15 installs per minute
  • Ergonomic grip and balance for operator comfort (additional ergonomic accessories available, just ask!)
  • Pull Force: 9,000 lbf or 40 kN (22 kN for the 6703P tool)
  • Stroke: .315 in or 8 mm (14 mm for the 6703P tool)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Bollhoff P3007 (Cardinal 6703) & Bollhoff P3007PN (Cardinal 6703P)
  • Regulate to 87 PSI (6.0 Bar) of clean dry air for best operation

Testimonial:

“…we put the tool in operation today, all I can say is WOW this is an awesome tool, wish we had it a long time ago, it increased production 200%”

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B4090 - Pull to Pressure – Battery / Hydraulic Tool

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Free yourself from pneumatic air lines! The B4090 is a battle tested production-environment ready battery rivet nut tool, it stands above all other battery tools in regards to installation power and lifespan.

The tool is a “smart” tool. It has quality assurance features built into the tool (counter, maintenance reminder, battery life, etc.)

The B4090 is typically used to install rivet nuts or Bollhoff RIVNUTS®.

“Pull to Pressure” allows the user to initially set-up the tool to a predetermined installation force. The tool will properly and consistently install every rivet nut, even including if the material thicknesses varies from install to install. “Pull to Pressure” greatly reduces the risk of bad installs.

Generally, the B4090 tool installs #4 (M3), #6, #8 (M4), #10 (M5), 1/4 (M6), 5/16 (M8) and 3/8 (M10) RIVNUT® or RIVSTUD® fasteners.  To ensure you are outfitted with the correct tool for your application and fastener, please call or email us with your details!

  • Step 1:  The fastener will auto-feed onto the installation tool
  • Step 2:  A single trigger pull will complete the entire installation sequence
  • Step 3:  The tool will automatically reverse out of installed fastener
  • Cycle Time:  Up to 25 installs per minute
  • Ergonomic grip and balance for operator comfort (additional ergonomic accessories available, just ask!)
  • Pull Force: 4,000 lbf or 18 kN
  • Stroke: .275 in or 7 mm
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Bollhoff B2007 (Cardinal B4090)
  • Average 500 – 800 cycles per battery charge. Multi-battery charging station is an available accessory.

Testimonial:

“What used to take hours in the field with a manual hand tool, now takes minutes with this battery operated tool. We love it.”

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RIVNUT® Hand Tools

140-2000 – The Double Lever Tool

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Heavy duty rivet nut hand installation tool designed for small production work and prototyping or larger sized rivet nuts. Very quick change between thread sizes using “interchangeable head-sets”. Use two hands to operate the lever action, which helps create a high degree of mechanical advantage for greater installation forces.

140-2000 Unified Lever Manual Rivet Nut Installation Hand Tool

  • Includes 1/4-20, 5/16-18, 3/8-16 & 1/2-13 Head-Sets Only
    • additional head-sets needed to convert to other thread size(s)

140-2000M Metric Lever Manual Rivet Nut Installation Hand Tool

  • 140-2000M Includes M6, M8, M10 and M12 Head-Sets Only
    • additional head-sets needed to convert to other thread size(s)

The 140-2000 and 140-2000M may be able to install the following:

  • Thin-wall Rivet Nuts: 6-32 up to 1/2-13 & M4-M12
  • Steel Rivet nuts:  1/4-20 up to 5/16-18 & M6-M8
  • Stainless Steel Rivet nuts: 1/4-20 & M6
  • PLUSNUTS® (All Materials): 6-32 up to 1/2-13 (M4-M10).
    • This may require the purchase of special non-stock mandrels. Thin gauge material may require the user to double stroke the tool, our experts are here to help, just ask!

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C6000 / C7000 Single Lever Type

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This should be your go-to hand rivet nut tool if you are doing low to medium volume installation work for one type of thread (i.e., a #6-32 rivet nut). It’s a time tested tool. The CC6000 & CC7000 is a lever type hand tool that is operator pressure controlled and designed to install RIVNUT® or PLUSNUT® fasteners. It features a plunger rotation knob for efficient spin-on and spin-off of the RIVNUT® or PLUSNUT®.

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  • CC6000 / CC7000 Tool Manual
    • CC6000 Thread Sizes:  RIVNUT® (#4, #6, #8, #10, 1/4, M3, M4, M5, M6)
    • CC7000 Thread Sizes:  PLUSNUT® (#4, #6, #8, #10, M4, M5)

C722 / C845 Wrench Type Stroke Tool

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The C722 & C845 wrench type rivet nut installation tool installs the RIVNUT® or PLUSNUT® using a simple wrench to hold the tool and a hex key to apply torque. As the hex key is turned the tool exerts a linear pull stroke to install the RIVNUT® or PLUSNUT®.

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C1000 Wrench Type Stroke Tool

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The C1000 wrench type tool installs the RIVNUT® and PLUSNUT® fasteners by using two simple wrenches. As the nut on the top of the tool is turned, the shaft of the tool exerts a linear pull stroke on the fastener. (For novice users, we generally recommend to rather look at the CC7000 tool or 140-2000 tool. For experienced users, this tool works phenomenal!)

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C3600 - Key Seating Tool

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This tool cuts a “keyway” into the rivet nut hole, which then facilitates the use of rivet nuts with a “keyed” head. Closing the handle of tool retracts a cutter blade that nips a keyway in thin gauge metal. (Note: A small, round file or guided drill is recommended for cutting keys in heavier gauge metals.) When ordering tool parts, be sure to specify flat or countersunk head and RIVNUT® thread size. Extra cutter blades should be ordered with the tool, and treated as consumables.

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