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Five Useful Ways to Buy a High Quality Riv Nut Tool

Friday, July 12th, 2013

It is always a good idea to invest in high quality tools whether you plan on using them often or not. Even if you use your tools occasionally for SIY work around the house, buying higher quality means they will last longer and be available when you run into an emergency. It also means they will be able to handle heavier duty tasks more effectively and make lighter work for you. Here are our top five tips on how to shop for the best riv nut tool:

1. Look at Pricing

Tools, especially those that are higher quality, can get quite expensive. You might only use it a few times, but those occasions could span a couple of years, so it is a good idea to get something that will last and that you will get better performance from. If you do it this way, you will be paying a little more so start by setting a budget and comparing prices first. If you are looking at ten years of use, paying a little extra is not so bad when you work out your return on an annual basis.

2. Get Opinions

Post questions on online forums if you can’t make your mind up between different brands and see if anyone has experience using the tools you are weighing up. Ask a salesperson who knows about different brands or someone who has worked with different models before.

3. Handle It and Test It

A heavier weight riv nut tool is a good indication of quality, so think about the force you will be applying and whether you can see it lasting for a decent period of time before you buy.

4. Consider Speed and Efficiency

If you are going to be using the tool for lots of jobs, or big jobs, it makes sense to invest in something that works quickly and efficiently. Tools that offer instant release are the quickest to use when there are lots of pieces of metal or there are bigger sheets that require greater reinforcement.

5. Think about Portability

If you are only going to be using your riv nut tool occasionally but will need to carry it around with you, a lighter weight option might be a better choice for you practically. This is especially true if you need to carry one in a tool box that is already heavy and full and where you will only be pulling the riv nut out every once in a while.