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Old 03-27-2013, 01:45 PM
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When I was first learning about Rivnuts I went to HorrorFreight and bought one of thier kits that had Aluminum Rivnuts-it worked ok for light stuff, but then I decided that I wanted to put in Steel ones, so I bought them from McMaster Carr, and they offer a reasonably good Tool for putting them in-

I was making some support Rods with Rivnuts in them, and in a pinch I used the HorrorFreight Tool on a Steel insert-took a little more effort, but it installed them just fine-

I like the HorrorFreight style better (you can use one hand), but the McMaster Carr Tool is more robust-

Here's one from Hf:

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-...kit-94100.html

Here's the ones I bought from McMaster Carr:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rivet-nut-i...-tools/=m2b6f8

edit: dang it, I can't pull up the indiviual pages on the McMaster website, but they offer different ones-I wuould buy the HF style if I were going to do it again, although any of them work just fine-

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