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, distributors such as Rivet Nut USA.

A Nutsert® is a one-piece blind fastener that provides a nut plate and requires no post-install finishing. An added benefit is no thermal damage is done to the parent material once installed (as can be the case with alternative fasteners, such as weld nuts).

To install, a hand or power tool engages the threads of the fastener and exerts a pull, causing the shank to expand tightly against the material being fastened – commonly called “upsetting”. The installation occurs “blindly”, meaning no access to the backside of the parent material is required.

When materials such as sheet metal, tubular structures and plastics are too thin to tap, a Nutsert® provides a thread for the parent material. Once installed, a Nutsert® offers strong threads to reliably join thin-walled workpieces. This fastener is the ideal money saving fastener for OEMs!

Nutserts® are Commonly used by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in these Industries:

  • Aerospace Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Bike Building
  • Boat Building
  • Cabinetry Assembly
  • Car Workshops
  • Construction Equipment
  • Appliances
  • Electronic Assembly
  • Energy
  • Furniture Assembly
  • HVAC
  • Machine Tools
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Equipment
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Military Equipment Assembly
  • Motor Repairs
  • Oil, Gas and Chemicals
  • Plastics Assembly
  • Railway
  • Recreation Equipment Assembly
  • RV Equipment Assembly
  • Ship and Yacht Building
  • Vehicle, Truck and Automobile Assembly

From manual installation tools to battery operated to pneumatic/hydraulic production tools, Nutserts®are easy to install. Versatile, user-friendly installation tool designs offer repeatability and efficiency in production environments – from low to medium to high volumes.

rivet nut tool, rivnut® installation tool, rivnut® tool, rivnut hand install tool, nutsert installation tool, what is a nutsert®, where to buy nutserts®, nutsert

Rivet Nut USA offers an extensive line of rivet nuts that are comparable to the Nutsert®. Their experienced staff will help you decide which fastener is best for your assembly.

Rivet Nut USA is the leading rivet nut fastener supplier in the United States. Offering their expertise to all the industries listed above, and MORE! To receive best pricing and leadtime, including competitive offerings to the Nutsert® product, contact Rivet Nut USA today.