A rivet nut is a unique type of rivet, sometimes known as a blind rivet nut, a threaded insert, a rivnut, or a nutsert. It is tubular, internally threaded, and counterbored so it can be driven just like a blind rivet from one side. However, there are various types of rivet nuts from multiple manufacturers, so it’s important to understand some of the nuances.Read More
No matter the job, you want to have the right tools, especially when you are driving rivets. Having the right type of rivet gun makes that much easier to produce a solid result. While the basic design of the rivet gun remains unchanged, there have been a number of advances over the years, including the adoption of cordless rivet guns, especially for driving blind rivets.Read More
Whether you oversee an assembly line, manage a repair shop, or are a do-it-yourself enthusiast, you always want to use the right tool for any task at hand. Failing to follow this basic principle can dent productivity and negatively affect the quality of whatever you are constructing or repairing. That’s disappointing for a DIY fan or hobbyist and it’s costly for a business.Read More
The idea of rivets and heavy-duty metal fasteners often conjures up images of serious industrial uses: airplanes, skyscrapers, bridges, and assembly lines. However, rivets also offer functionality and durability for a wide variety of home improvement projects and goals.Read More
Your tools first and foremost must be reliable no matter what line of work you're in. They should perform consistently and be intended to make the job easier for the consumer. Ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue on the body, and longer use on the job site — the Goebel Riveting Tool Family provides this.Read More
Sometimes, the job you’re on doesn’t require more power, but versatile power as well as mobility. If that’s the case, Bay Supply will soon be offering a tool that is perfect for your needs.
Arconic and Makita have teamed up to produce the Huck Range Force Battery Tool. This incredible advancement in adjustable force lockbolt/blind rivet installation technology gives users industry-leading performance for practically any application.Read More
A modern Boeing 747 contains about 1 million rivets. If each rivet took a hypothetical five seconds to place, you would need more than 57 days around the clock to complete the job. Of course, building a 747 takes longer than 57 days, but you get the idea—the labor behind the riveting for creating such an enormous machine is substantial.Read More
Each tower of the Golden Gate Bridge contains 600,000 rivets. That number translates into an incredible amount of work before the invention of the cordless rivet gun. Even with modern technology, that number would be impressive—a testament to how vision and hard work can lead to something great.Read More
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.Read More