Posts Tagged ‘riv nut tool’

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.

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.

Are rivets really the new duct tape?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

When I first heard this comment, I sort of chuckled but I think it’s true. Rivets can be used in hundreds of different applications for home, pleasure and business. There are even people that use them when creating handmade furniture. Rivets hold the world together.

Some products are made using them originally. Other items acquire rivets when something else used in their construction fails. Some of the most popular uses are for trailers.

One man that made his car trailer from scratch used 3/16th size rivets to hold the floor of his trailer to the frame. He had created the frame from welding steel pieces to get the size he wanted. He was able to purchase the aluminum skin of a Boeing 747 as scrap when the company lost the certification on the metal. This was cut to size and bolted on to the frame. To date, the car trailer has been to 19 different states, hauling dozens of cars and trucks and two tractors. It has also been used to move a household across the country several times. Those fifty or so 3/16th rivets have never failed – they haven’t even gotten loose.

Rivets can be used for all types of trailers from enclosed car trailers to boat trailers to homemade teardrop travel trailers. People like them because they sit flat, have no sharp edges to catch clothing or tear skin and seldom come loose.

The size of rivet you use for your trailer or other needs may vary and you may need more or less of them than what was used on this trailer. You can rest assured that when properly placed, the rivets will likely last the life of the trailer.