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Recent Posts by Mike Eichinger

Mike is the COO of Bay Fastening Systems.

How to Remove Rivets

Rivets are designed to provide a permanent joint, but sometimes they have to be removed. Maybe a rivet was installed incorrectly or cracked during installation, or perhaps the rivet has started to corrode and needs to be replaced. When you have to remove a rivet, it pays to use the right rivet removal tool.

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How to Use a Pop Rivet Gun

One of the most popular forms of blind rivets is pop rivets because they are easy to set and extremely strong. Pop rivets can be used for everything from construction applications to manufacturing to making lasting repairs. Pop rivets are effective in wood, metals, and even plastic, but you have to use a pop rivet gun to install them. There are different types of pop rivet tools, and it is important to choose the right tool for the application.

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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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The Difference Between Open and Closed End Blind Rivets and Their Uses

Whether you’re installing an LED sign or repairing a boat, knowing the differences between open- and closed-end rivets is vital. Here are some of the crucial differences to be aware of so you can pick the right blind rivets for your job.

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What are Pop Rivets?

Although the name “pop” is widely used as a generic term for blind rivets, it started out as a brand name for a specific style of rivet patented by the George Tucker Eyelet Company, which was acquired by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation (USM). USM later became part of STANLEY Engineered Fastener, which now owns the POP® trademark.

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Goebel: High Quality Hemlock Blind Rivets, Rivet Nuts and Tools

Goebel Fasteners Inc. is one of the leading makers of threaded inserts and tools. Bay Supply has been an authorized distributor of Goebel threaded inserts and tools for more than a year, and we wanted to share some of the specifics about Goebel threaded inserts and tools so you can see why they are becoming popular.

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What Kind of Power Rivet Gun Do I Need?

With several different types of riveting tools available—manual, pneumatic, and battery-powered—how do you know which is right for your job?

Although manual riveters are great for small jobs, power riveters are key to efficiently meeting production demands and maximizing labor costs. Here are some of the most important considerations to make sure you choose the right tool for your application, as well as our picks for pneumatic and battery-driven power riveters.

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Bay Supply Announces the Launch of Revolutionary Bay-Auto-Quote System for the Fastener Industry

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 28, 2023 ( -  Bay Supply, the leading Online Marketplace serving the fastener industry, has announced the launch of its innovative Bay-Auto-Quote management system. The new system is designed to streamline and revolutionize how buyers and sellers interact and transact in the fastener industry.

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Why Intercorp Partners with Bay Supply

The term "fasteners" covers many products, including rivets, blind bolts, lockbolts, threaded inserts, and more. One of the biggest fastener product categories is screws, and one of the biggest North American screw manufacturers is Intercorp.

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How to Install Solid Rivets

Solid rivets are perhaps the oldest known fastener. Rivets have been found in archaeological sites and are still used in construction, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, boat building, and for hundreds of other applications. Rivets outperform screws, bolts, and even welds, but rivets must be properly installed to create a tight and lasting joint.

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