Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

 
Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

Follow These Steps to Properly Install the Huck Bolt

If rivet and blind bolt installation is part of your job, then you are probably familiar with Huck Bolts. Invented by Louis C. Huck in 1944, the Huck Bolt has a unique design and is extremely useful for specific types of applications, especially where vibration is an issue. Today, Huck Bolts are available from Arconic Fastening Systems in different sizes and configurations for a wide range of uses. However, to get the best performance from a Huck Bolt, you need to know how to properly install it.

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5 Popular Cordless Rivet Guns to Buy

Cordless tools offer a new degree of freedom, whether you are working at your bench, in the production line, or on the job site. This is especially true of cordless rivet guns. Eliminating the pneumatic hoses makes it easier to use handheld riveters in tight locations, and the power and battery life for cordless rivet tools continues to improve, so they can be used for most riveting applications.

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Product Spotlight on POP Avdel ProSet XT Range Rivet Tools

When you want speed and efficiency for fastening applications, there is nothing like a rivet. Rivets are versatile and permanent, which is why they are commonly used in aerospace, automotive, railroad manufacturing, heavy machinery, and even electronics. Rivets can be used to connect everything from steel and metals to fiberglass and plastics. But to get the most from any type of rivet, you need the right type of riveting tool, and some of the most popular and versatile tools available are the POP Avdel ProSet® XT riveting tool line from STANLEY Engineering Fastening.

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Essential Definition: What Is a Coil Thread Insert?

In the past, we have written about rivet nut threaded inserts as an elegant way to add a threaded fastener to soft substrates. However, there is more than one way to repair a stripped tap hole or add a strong, lasting threaded insert to soft materials. Coil thread inserts provide a strong threaded wall that can be used in virtually any type of hole to accommodate a bolt or threaded fastener.

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How to Choose the Correct Blind Rivet Size

Blind rivets are high-performance fasteners that are long-lasting and can be set from one side of a joint. They are easy to install and form a tight, permanent bond that resists vibration and corrosion. That’s why blind rivets are widely used in a variety of industries, from agriculture to automotive to consumer electronics. However, as with any type of blind bolt or rivet, to get lasting performance you have to use the right materials and the right blind rivet size.

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Sales Tax Changes and You: The Bay Supply Commitment

We at Bay Supply don’t need to tell our customers how complex state sales tax laws are. You probably already know the minefield that collecting the correct taxes from your clients and customers can be.

Trust us: We feel your pain. Recent court rulings and updated state laws have expanded the number of states from which Bay Supply must collect sales tax—even some we don’t have an actual physical presence in. This is challenging for us, because 50 states means 50 different ways we collect and submit sales taxes. 

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Top Specialty Fasteners to Keep Your Eye on in 2020

It’s a new decade, and as we enter 2020, there are new products and trends emerging in every industry, including fasteners. Although you may not think of industrial fasteners as an innovative business, there are some trends worth noting and some specialty fasteners of which you should be aware.

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Essential Definition: What Is a RIVNUT®?

Here at Bay Supply, we provide a wide range of blind bolts to customers when they need a lasting, vibration-resistant joint. But what if you have an application where you need to screw in a bolt instead, either because of the nature of the joint or to make it easier to remove the bolt at a later time? For applications where you need a solid, threaded hole that can accept a fastener such as a bolt, you will need a rivet nut or RIVNUT®.

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Essential Definition: What Is a Rivet Nut Threaded Insert?

There are many occasions when you encounter material that is either too thin or too soft to accommodate a conventional tapped hole, or a tapped hole that has stripped. Rivet nut threaded inserts solve the problem quite elegantly, but you need to understand what type of threaded insert is best for a particular job.

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Video: Unboxing the Huck Makita BV4500 18V Lockbolt Tool

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