Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet offers complete rivet nut kits that include everything you need. Our rivet nuts kits and blind rivet kits include an assortment of fasteners (from 50 to 200 pieces in various sizes, depending on the kit), along with installation tools and/or other accessories. Read more about rivet nuts below!
This riveter kit allows you to easily install threaded nuts, even when only one side of the material is accessible, simply by drilling a hole in the aluminum. The amazing riveter kit contains a heavy duty setting tool; four nosepieces; and ten each of 6-32, 8-32, 10-24, and 1/4-20 inserts.
The technical information and product offerings in the world of rivet nuts is simply too vast to organize into an online store with a checkout cart, so we encourage you to review this webpage for reference information, and then email or call us for more specific information to your application, a quote or place an order. During normal weekday business hours, we promptly answer the phone and reply to email.
What is a Rivet Nut A Rivet Nut is a one-piece tubular RIVET that includes internal threads that act as a NUT. The rivet nut is installed blindly: it installs from the front side and no access to the backside is needed. The rivet nut install tool pulls the rivet nut internal threads up to create a secure bulge on the backside of the parent application. Rivet nuts, or threaded nut inserts, are known for installation efficiency, as the installation takes seconds to occur, and no damage nor finishing work is required on the rivet nut or parent application. Now installed, the rivet nuts lend to the parent application REUSABLE high-quality internal threads that allows secondary materials to be attached via a male bolt.
Rivet nuts come in many shapes and sizes: open-end, closed-end (good for water control), round body, hex body, thick head, thin head, etc. Rivet nuts are great in a variety of applications such as tubes, panels, enclosures, thin sheet metal, thin plastic composites, and the list goes on!
Rivet Nut USA (an operating division of Cardinal Components, Inc.) is your Preferred Authorized Bollhoff Distributor of the Bollhoff RIVNUT. Bollhoff RIVNUT fasteners are the ORIGINAL trademarked version of rivet nuts, and via acquisition, Bollhoff acquired the RIVNUT trademark and manufacturing facility that B.F. Goodrich originally invented in 1936. To provide our customers with the best availability and variety, we also offer non-Bollhoff rivet nuts & fasteners. Rivet nuts also go by other names such as Nutsert, blind internally threaded insert, or blind nut plate.
To learn more about RIVNUT (rivet nut) fasteners, please refer to a sampling of options below! Should you want to explore rivet nuts based on part numbers, we have a fantastic reference guide. We are the largest in-stock specialty fastener supplier in the United States and Canada, to name a few. We can explore your exact rivet nut fastener needs; please give us a call today at (800) 236-3200, or email us at email@example.com.
The Flat Head Round Body has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. This threaded rivet nut features a thick wall construction for high push-out loads and riveting strength. The RIVNUT is designed for use with class 5 mating hardware (inch) or class 8.8 mating hardware (metric). Rivet nut material choices include aluminum, steel with zinc plating & stainless steel.
The Flat Head Round Body Closed End has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. It features a thick wall construction for riveting strength and a closed end to seal the threads, which is helpful in outdoor or harsher environmental applications. The RIVNUT is designed for use with class 5 hardware. Rivet nut material choices include aluminum, steel with zinc plating & stainless steel.
The Countersunk Head Round Body has been designed for use in round drilled or punched holes. This threaded rivet nut features a thick wall construction for high push out and riveting strength. It also includes a 100º countersunk head for applications requiring a completely flush installation. Rivet nut material choices include aluminum, steel with zinc plating & stainless steel.
Make sure you have the right tool for the right job by calling Rivet Nut USA today. We help you find blind fasteners and rivet nut installation tools that meet your project needs. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, we ship nationwide.
We offer a complete line of rivet nuts with a variety of features: splined and non-splined body, large and small flange head, high strength threads and more. Our rivet nuts will fit all of your requirements for any application. For more information about the types of rivet nuts and threaded inserts that we carry in stock, use the links below.
A rivet nut is a threaded insert featuring a shank that deforms and expands during installation. The body expansion and bulge in the back create a uniform grip around the periphery of the hole. The first rivet nut (trademark as Rivnut) was invented by BFGoodrich in the 1930s to mount de-icing boots to aircraft wings (source). The rivet nut shown below features a knurled body (ribs) that helps increase spinout resistance:
A half hex rivet nut is similar to a rivet nut, except that its body has a hexagonal shape that increases spinout resistance. To be effective against spinout, a half hex rivet nut must be inserted in a hex hole. It is interesting to note that the Ford Transit has several hex holes from factory:
Spinout is the most common issue with crossnuts and rivet nuts. When an insert spins, it is not possible to torque or remove a fastener from the insert. Spinout resistance is the capacity of a threaded insert to resist spinning, and is generally determined by:
Dirt cheap DIY tool to install cross nuts and rivet nuts manually. This is how we install ALL our cross nuts (80+) in our first van. It worked, but we would NOT recommend it because it takes SO MUCH time and effort. The bolt and K-nut also wear out super fast and need to be changed every 5 cross nuts or so. So, make yourself a favor and invest a little in a proper tool that will give good results with little effort and time! Our 2 cents!
Hanger bolts can act as cheap DIY transfer screws, but because they protrude so much out of the cross nut (or rivet nut) they're not very precise. That's what we used for our fist build, and we had to enlarge the holes to compensate for the low precision. For the upcoming build, we will definitely use true transfer screws:
We used cross nuts exclusively for our first van conversion, and it honestly worked just fine! We see our second van conversion as an opportunity to improve and make things even better, so we will definitely revisit and re-evaluate topics like this as we progress in our build. We learned a lot by making this page, and we hope you learned something too while reading it! Happy build!
Having installed several dozen rivnuts as part of the sprinter van conversion and then have several of those rivnuts fail, I thought it might be a good topic of discussion for the blog, comparing rivnuts versus plusnuts.
For the original build, I ordered 100 of these 1/4-20 rivnuts for use all over the van, including supporting the headliner and the bed frame. They were advertised with a rivet range of 0.5-3.5mm which seemed appropriate for the sheet metal of the van I was going into. I had never used rivnuts before so was fairly ignorant as to all the details I should have been looking for (still am pretty ignorant on the details for that matter).
The biggest difference between rivnuts and plusnuts is the flange that is created when the nut is compressed. Whereas the flange on a rivnut is fairly small, but covers the entire circumference of the nut, a pre-bulbed plusnut expands significantly more when compressed, really grabbing onto the backside of the metal you are seating it in, in the shape of a plus.
For your benefit and for others who may read this.. you really need the correct drill bit for installing rivnuts. 23/64 is 9.1281mm. The metric step drill bit you listed has a 1mm step size so its next largest size is 10mm. That means your holes were around 0.87mm too large.. a difference of close to 10 percent compared to what they would have been with a 23/64 drill bit.
Rivet nuts (also know as rivnuts, blind nuts or nut-serts) are internally threaded inserts, used in applications with small material (wall) thickness. They create a strong thread in thin sheets of material for high strength fastening from bolts and other threaded articles.
Blind rivet nuts, also called rivnuts, rivet nuts or insert nuts, are a clever way to add threaded bosses to thin-wall sheet metal structures or to anchor a threaded hardpoint to a composite skin (post cure).
In checking out the dimensions of various rivet nuts available from Aircraft Spruce, the head diameters of all the 6-32 variations were between 5/16 and 3/8 inches. I was looking for something a bit smaller with a shallower countersink depth because the skin on the Jabiru is very thin. A standard rivet nut would require a countersink depth equal to the thickness of the fiberglass, so I decided to take a stab at making a custom rivet nut.
If your samples crack or are too tough to compress, try annealing (softening) the rivet nuts by holding them with pliers (one at a time), about a half inch over the flame of a stovetop burner for 4 to 5 minutes, then quench in water. Annealing 6061 requires a temperature of around 700 F. This is where extra test samples come in handy. For anything larger than a rivet nut you will need a more controlled process. But these rivet nuts are so small they heat up very fast over an open flame. One trick to gauge the temperature is to put a dot on the rivet nut shank with a Sharpie. When the dot disappears, the temperature is about right. 59ce067264