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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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    Look to Goebel for High Quality Blind Rivets, Rivet Nuts and Installation 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 are the Benefits of Using a Cordless Riveting Tool?

    Changes in battery technology are promoting cordless freedom, including improvements in handheld power tools. Rechargeable batteries mean that we have literally cut the cord on pneumatic and electric tools that were previously bulky and awkward to use. This is especially true with blind fastener tools, and more people are now using cordless rivet guns for applications where they were impractical in the past. 

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    Two Series of Pneumatic Lobster Tools You Should Know About

    Just as there are many choices when it comes to blind fasteners and rivets, there also are a variety of blind rivet tools to install them. Tools come in different configurations, and each type of tool has its unique advantages and applications. Pneumatic riveters are particularly useful for production lines and construction projects, and Lobtex Co., Ltd. of Japan is one of the newest companies to enter the riveter market with its pneumatic Lobster tool. We cover more about Lobster tools and how they fit into the bigger picture of riveting tools.

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    Newly Released Blind Rivet Tools You Should Know About When Deciding To Purchase

    It’s important to choose the right blind bolt, rivet, or fastener for any job. It is equally important to choose the right tool to install those fasteners. Once you select the tool that is best suited to install the fastener, you can be sure that the rivet is properly installed and the joint will last.

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    Avdel Avbolt Blind Bolts Perfect for Heavy-Duty Applications

    When you need a fastener that is easy to install and designed to last, there is nothing like a blind bolt. Blind bolts are used in place of welds or other types of joints, allowing you to clamp materials together for a lasting joint. They have become common for use in aircraft and automotive manufacturing and in heavy-duty applications such as mining, trucking, and construction.

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    Tools to Install Blind Bolt Fasteners

     

    Blind bolts are the fastener of choice for manufacturing, construction, consumer electronics, shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, and a host of other industries and applications. Blind bolts are so popular because they are stronger than nuts and bolts, can be installed from one side of the material, stand up against heavy vibration, and don’t require special skills to install.

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    Best Practices for Blind Bolt Installation

    When considering which fastener is best for a particular task, you should evaluate your options using basic criteria such as strength, longevity, and ease of installation. Ideally, you want to choose a “no maintenance” fastener so you can set it and forget it, which is why blind bolts have become so popular. However, in order to get optimal performance from any blind bolt, you must install it correctly.

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    A Look into Bay Supply's Hottest-Selling Products

    The construction industry continues to grow, and that means an increasing demand for industrial fasteners and lockbolts. By the end of the third quarter in 2018, construction spending was up 5.5 percent over the previous year, and 2019 promises even more growth.

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