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Would anybody have or know someone who has a Rivnut tool ... ?

Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 1:43pm
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microshack

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Looking to hire or buy if necessary a Rivnut tool. Needing to get 8mm threads on metal plates too thin to tap. Any info or advice  welcome

Thanks in advance...

Paulwps

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00am

I've used a longer bolt with a washer and nut , 

Screw it in , and hold the bolt head still, and wind the nut and washer toward

The rivnut.

PeteKnight

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:21am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:21am

I have one, but unfortunately I'm in the UK at the moment and won't be back in Spain for another month or so.

If you take a look on Youtube there are lots of examples of how to make your own tool, most of which use a bolt or threaded bar to allow you to compress the rivnut. The difficult part is getting the correct amount of compression to ensure that the rivnit doesn't rotate once its installed, without tightening it so much that it strips the threads. If you have access to the back of the hole where the rivnut is being installed then file a few grooves around the edge of the hole to give the rivnut something to bite into, and take care not to allow the rivnut to rotate as you install it, otherwise it won't bite into the metal correctly.

Pete.

microshack

microshack

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31am

Thanks, I'll investigate that approach...

microshack

microshack

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:35am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:35am

Hi Pete Ok, thanks I'll look at Youtube and see if I can do that. Failing that (being cautious here) perhaps I could beg use of/hire yours if you are agreeable. Nice  to get it done but not critical urgency. Thanks again for the advice..

Mervyn  

PeteKnight

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50am

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Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50am

Yep, if you can wait for a month or so then I’d be happy to let you use mine.

Send me a PM if you want to go down that route, once you’ve taken a look at YouTube.

Pete.

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