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    Default Setting Rivet Nuts

    I have 40 or so 5mm SS rivet nuts to set, what's my chances of being able to set them with one of these?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRO-4mm-8...YAAOSwKnddc6yB

    My guess is that it'll be hard, so, is here a relatively cheap alternative tool I could buy or hire, I hope that this a one-off task, so I'd be happy to hire. The boat is onshore in the Clyde area and I live near Aberdeen.
    Cheers
    Ian

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    The cheap plier style rivnut tools are rubbish, its the little threaded anvil bits that break.
    I have an eclipse model thats a few years old now, but only used on steel and alloy rivnuts, stianless would be interesting!

    Might be worth trying one at home in a test piece with the nut and bolt trick?

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    Machine Mart stock à heavy duty riveter set ‘Laser heavy duty’, I bought one of these ages ago and have used it with various pop rivets and rivnuts including Monel métal and stainless steel.
    But they are about £100,

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    Have we any reason to disbelieve the evidence before our eyes here, that no special dedicated tool is necessary?


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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by colin12111954 View Post
    I was going to say that. But then I wondered if they can be used with rivnuts, and deleted my post above. I know they are great for pop-rivets. I have a set of them myself. But can they be used with rivnuts?
    Chris

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    I've fitted Monel rivnuts using a hex screw, nut and washer as in the above video - lubricate between the nut & washer and its easy. No need to buy specialised tools(as long as you only need a few to fit)

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    Ive not seen lazy tongs that can set rivnuts and tbh they make you grunt using just 1/4 inch alloy pop rivets.

    Any cheap riveter will let you down sooner or later.

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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    This type work far better than the plier type. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professio...QAAOSw4mxdMDcC

    Two spanners, a nut, two washers and a high tensile bolt will set them, but its a bit slower than a proper tool. For 40 plus the tool would just about tempt me.

    P.S. The one I linked to has fairly short handles, but probably quite OK up to about 6mm in stainless. The one I have has longer handles, but so far I have not used it for anything bigger than 8mm alloy and 6mm stainless rivnuts, which it sets without requiring excessive effort.
    Last edited by Norman_E; 14-10-19 at 19:55.
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    Default Re: Setting Rivet Nuts

    I stand corrected, should have read it properly.

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