Blind Rivets - Tools
To use any style of blind rivet nut you need a special setting tool. The rivet nut is inserted into a pre-drilled hole and the setting tool is screwed into the internal thread in the rivet hole. The force exerted by tightening compresses the body of the rivet nut, which then collapses outward and squeezes tightly against the back of the material. The setting tool is then unscrewed leaving the rivet nut fixed in position.
Blind rivet nuts are used to create an internal thread in a thin or awkward shaped material. As they are “blind” you only need access to the front of the material, making them ideal for use within box sections, tubes and thin sheet materials.