We understand how important it is for you to buy and use high-quality fasteners and installation tools: that is all we stock.

Rivet Nut USA (an operating division of Cardinal Components, Inc) is your Preferred Authorized Bollhoff Distributor of the Bollhoff RIVNUT®. Bollhoff RIVNUT® fasteners are the ORIGINAL trademarked version of rivet nuts, and via acquisition, Bollhoff acquired the RIVNUT® trademark and manufacturing facility that B.F. Goodrich originally invented in 1936. To provide our customers the best availability and variety, we also offer non-Bollhoff rivet nuts & fasteners.  Rivet nuts also go by other names such as Nutsert® or blind threaded insert.

Rivet nuts are the perfect replacement to weld nuts. Weld nuts are environmentally unfriendly, expensive and difficult to use. Weld nuts require expensive equipment and labor costs, while rivet nuts use low cost equipment and low labor costs.  Also, rivet nuts can provide stronger mechanical performance and benefits than directly tapping your parent application: if a rivet nut “fails”, then it’s as easy as using a smaller drill bit to drill the rivet nut out (rivet nut will fall apart in two pieces) and then the user can simply re-install a new rivet nut in the same hole (no need to “increase” hole size either, like some other fasteners require during retrofits…amazing!).

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Rivet nuts require no finishing work and solve even the most challenging fastening problems. Threaded rivet nuts are typically available in aluminum, steel and stainless steel (sometimes, brass). Round body rivet nuts can have a special feature of a fully cold-formed, knurled body for increased spin-out resistance, or a “key” feature under the head that would lock into its “keyhole” for even better spin-out resistance, or look to a hex body rivet nut for superior best of class spin out resistance.  RIVNUTS® have a tapered shank for automation and hole insertion ease.  These fasteners can be installed into dissimilar materials and can have internal rolled threads for increased thread strength.  Manufacturers in all industries, including automotive, appliance, food equipment, and aerospace, rely on these internally threaded rivet nuts to enhance manufacturing capabilities and strip out production costs.

Rivet Nut USA stocks a selection of installation tools for easy-to-use and reliable rivet nut installation such as our pneumatic nut insert tools (4090, B4090 & 6703) and manual hand tools (C845, C722, C6000 & 140-2000). Check out our Install Tools page for more information.

To learn more about Rivnut® (rivet nut) fasteners, please refer to a sampling of options below! For your exact rivet nut fastener needs, please give us a call today at (800) 236-3200 or email us at sales@rivetnutusa.com.

Bollhoff RIVNUT® Catalog Information

RIVNUT® Flat Head Round Body Open End

The Flat Head Round Body has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. This threaded rivet nut features a thick wall construction for high push out loads and riveting strength. The RIVNUT® is designed for use with class 5 mating hardware (inch) or class 8.8 mating hardware (metric).

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RIVNUT® Thin Wall

The TW (thin wall) line is designed as a lower cost alternative for applications that don’t require the superior performance of heavy-duty traditional rivet nuts, but still offer solid performance that typically will suit most applications (automotive makers frequently use thin wall rivet nuts). These thin wall nut inserts offer a wider material grip range, which is a great inventory reduction feature if the application has varied material thicknesses. These thin wall fasteners can be installed with our tooling options.

Our thin wall offerings are quite wide, but to list a few standard offerings: flat head with round body (most common), thin head with round body (for a near flush front-side finish), and flat head with half hex body (for superior “torque & spin out” protection).  Should you not see EXACTLY what you were hoping for, then please give us an email or a call, and we can provide more information as the world of thin wall rivet nuts is too diverse to list every option on the website.

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RIVNUT® Flat Head Round Body Closed End

The Flat Head Round Body Closed End has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. It features a thick wall construction for riveting strength and a closed end to seal the threads, which is helpful in outdoor or harsher environmental applications.  The RIVNUT® is designed for use with class 5 hardware.

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RIVNUT® Countersunk Head Round Body

The Countersunk Head Round Body has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. This threaded rivet nut features a thick wall construction for high push out and riveting strength. It also includes a 100º countersunk head for applications requiring a completely flush installation.

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Quality Blind Rivet Nut Fasteners that are Easy to Install

Make sure you have the right tool for the right job by calling Rivet Nut USA today. We help you find blind fasteners and rivet nut installation tools that meet your project needs. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, we ship nationwide.