Basically, rivnut tools are all the tools included in and using in application where you require a solid, winded hole, that can put a bolt in it is called rivnut tools. As its name implies, this is a set of tools used for different purposes in vehicles or other machinery. Actually, Rivnut is a company (from which these tools got their names) sale these tools under its supervision. These rivnut tools were invented by BF Goodrich in late 1930s. Blind rivet nuts or threaded inserts are other names for rivnut tools.
They are more related to multi grips in shapes and in use as well. The rivnut tool is comprises if one side which can be fastened and anchor into the other side of it. Rivnuts are made to install and fix the bolts in the machinery or part of machinery which cannot be installed any bolt in it. These make it possible to install any bolt in it without drilling it. It is similar if we install a rivnut it a blind bolt. You may get same benefit and use of it. Simply out a rivnut into the hole of anything you want to and put the other part of it to the other side. One thing here to get noticed is that you must keep the diameters of both rivnut and the hole as same so that they could get fit easily and perfectly. Like all other tools and machinery they are also multi taking and can be used in multiple ways, like they can be cleaned with anything even carby cleaner or brake parts cleaner, whatever you have. The only purpose is to get it clean thoroughly.
Types of rivnut tools:
There are three basic types of rivnut tools:
- Spin-spin tools: It works by fitting one part of the rivnut on the mandrel, placing it on right position and driving it to the home. The mandrel will spin over it to the right side and place to get fixed and then it reversed so that to complete the installations. They can also be cleaned by carby cleaner or brake parts cleaner.
- Pull-to-pressure tools: As name implies, they are not directly placed in the right place but they are pulled with a pressure until it reached the right place. They are mostly used for fragile and soft material for example hard plastic in which the usage if rivnut tools can cause any damage or breakage in them.
- Spin-pull tools: They are similar to spin-spin tools but they are present to a specific stroke length or distance of the hole for the accurate installation of it. In this, as the pull distance has been set earlier, so this will be easy to know that after setting the rivnut when we have to reverse it. Lobster tools and few other are among the best manufacturer of this type of