Metal tool

Discussion in 'Sheet Metal' started by Nev25, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. Aug 22, 2007 #1

    Nev25

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    Maybe a bit off the track of this forum BUT
    Ive seen a hand tool that looks like a pop rivet gun that inserts a sort of rivet or a T nut type thing with a thread in the centre.
    Ive seen it used to mount things in house plaster walls and also in radio cases to attach mounting brackets via threaded bolts
    Can anyone tell me what the device is called??
     
  2. Aug 23, 2007 #2

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    Rivnut might be it.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2007 #3

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    Rivnuts are really great because they can be inserted from only one side. They were developed by Goodyear (Goodrich??) to install anti-ice boots without haveing to totally rebuild the wing.

    The only problem I have seen is they sometimes slip. The screw or bolt gets stuck in it and then the rivnut turns, you can't get the screw in or out and the panel or part it is through is usually in the way too! And the reason they were used in the first place is that the back side is not accessable either.
    The guys who started my Pitts project used some. Great when they work but really a pain when they get loose in the part and spin.
    Wally
     
  5. Sep 1, 2007 #5

    Midniteoyl

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    I have seen these with little 'points' on the flange that keep them from turning... only good on wood though. In metal, you could drill 2 little holes and pop-rivet the flange to keep it still.
     

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