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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.