Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

 
Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

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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We're here today with another one of our series of unboxing videos on a cordless tool that's just come out from Huck. It is the Huck Makita BV4500 18-volt lock bolt tool. Let's take a look at this, open it up, do an unboxing, and show you the accessories that come with it. 

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Video: Unboxing of POP Avdel PB3400 Cordless Blind Riveting Tool

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6 Recommendations for Vibration Resistant Fasteners

Traditional fasteners loosen under vibration. No matter how hard you tighten them, nuts and bolts will loosen with time if they are subjected to regular shaking. In order to solve the problem, engineers developed new types of vibration-resistant fasteners, so today you have a variety of fastener types from which to choose.

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Huck Bolt and Its Three Different Types

Vibration-resistant bolts are commonly used when manufacturing of heavy equipment, truck repair, and for other applications in which old-fashioned nuts and bolts won’t stand up to the task. One of the most popular and reliable fastener brands is the Huck bolt from Arconic Fastening Systems.

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High Quality Tools from STANLEY Engineered Fastening

Bay Supply has been providing professionals with fasteners and fastener tools for more than half a century. During that time, we have been a proud distributor of STANLEY Engineered Fastening, which makes some of the best high-performance fastener tools in the business.

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How to Install a Speed Fastener System

When you have a large assembly job that requires lots of blind rivets, there is nothing like a speed fastening system to shorten time to completion. As a fastener distributor, we work with all types of fasteners and fastener systems, and we have seen how speed fasteners save our customers time and money. And just as it is important to match the right fastener to the job, you also have to match the right speed installation setup to the task.

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Essential Definition: What Is a Speed Fastening System?

In every industry, time is money. The more time it takes to complete any task, the more time it takes to complete the job and the more that job costs. In manufacturing, construction, repair work, and related fields, efficiency matters; the less time it takes to get the job done, the more you can produce and the more you can lower your costs. That’s why fastener distributors are seeing more demand for Speed Fastening systems.

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What Do Some of the Top Specialty Fastener Distributors Have in Common?

If you can’t get the parts you need when you need them, then your business will grind to a halt. This is especially true with specialized rivets, inserts, or lockbolt systems (and their respective installation tools). Whether you are in manufacturing, construction, transportation, aerospace, or any other industry that uses specialty fasteners, if you don’t have the right parts in stock, then work stops. That’s why you need a reliable distributor that is sure to have access to the high-quality parts and tools you need and can deliver them fast to keep your business running. 

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