Archive for the ‘Must-Have Tools’ Category

How to Adjust the Stroke on a BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

In a previous blog post, we taught you how to adjust the stroke on your BP-60c Rivet Nut Tool. Today we will be showing you how to adjust the stroke on one of our most popular rivet nut tools, the BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool. It is absolutely paramount that users have the correct stroke for all their riv nut tools in order to ensure both the integrity of their tools as well as have a beautifully set rivet nut or nutsert every time. Here is a quick guide on how to do so:

How to Adjust the Stroke on you BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool

1.            Make sure the anvil is all the way down, exposing as much of the mandrel as possible.

2.            On the top of the tool is a +/- gauge that determines the amount of stroke the tool will apply.

3.            Get the tool to 0 stroke and work your way up to the desired stroke.

4.            Plug the tool in, and pull the trigger all the way back to what stroke the tool is currently set to.

5.            Turn the gauge to 0 – the tool does not move at all when it is at 0 stroke.

6.            Turn the adjustment knob toward the + direction to reach the desired stroke.

7.            Try the insert by pulling the trigger half-way and release.

Note: The BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool can pull inserts from 3mm, all the way up to 12mm. When you are working with tools that have smaller mandrels, the mandrels can break if the stroke is not set right. Furthermore, double stroking can easily break mandrels so please avoid doing so.

For further help, we have created a video tutorial in which you can get a visual understanding of the process.  If you want the Rivet Maven to answer any other questions you have, please feel free to drop us an e-mail.


How to Adjust the Power on a Spin-Spin Rivet Nut Tool

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

For the ideal rivet nut placements, you should be comfortable adjusting the power on your Spin-Spin rivet nut tool. To guide those who are having difficulty in managing this, here is a quick outline of the necessary steps.

How to Adjust the Power on a Spin-Spin Rivet Nut Tool

1.            Find the air regulator that is included with your rivet nut tool.

2.            Spin it onto the bottom of the rivet nut tool.

3.            Connect the air nipple to your tool.

4.            Twist the air regulator to control the power to the tool.

Note: As with most rivet nut tools, refrain from double stroking as this may damage the tool.

That’s it—very simple. Be sure not to lose the included air regulator if you want to avoid headaches later on.

With the proper power, your riv nut tool will become your best friend for all your installation projects. As with our other tutorials found on the blog, we have shot a video tutorial on this same process so that we are 100% clear on what you need to do to have the correct tool power.

We hope this blog helped you, and are happy to answer any other riveting questions. For even more in-depth information on how to use riveting tools, be sure to check out the rest of our blog.


Peterbuilt Truck After-Market Grill Accessory Mock Up Part 2 of 3

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

 This is the “before Pic “of a troublesome rivet application(a look at the blind side):

Before rivet solution: 3/16 stainless steel open end, non-structural blind rivets.


1. Rivets are too loose, causing the louvers to flex and allow the grill to callapse

side-ways and come out of alignment. This creates the illusion to the customer that the grill does not fit

When they try to mount new grill.

2. Vibration causes rivets to pop out after a year or so of use(its a non-structural rivet).

3. Rivets dramatically loosen over time, starting after installation.


It used to be…I love it but how much?

Friday, June 20th, 2008

It used to be… Wow that tool puts in nutserts that fast and easy?  Well how much are they?

The aswer was: aaaah well they’re about  $1000.00 each. Of coarse  there would be a pause and then a “well it is cool but I have a hand tool”.

Now…. It goes like this: Thats awsome(check out the video to see for youself), how much? Answer: Well, they used to be #$%@#, and now they are…(smiley face<see you local distributor for deatails>). “I can’t afford not to have one”. And the rest is history.

The moral of the story is: There is no reason that any shop that uses even a few nutserts/rivetnuts at a time should be without this “Must Have” tool.