Blind Rivet Nuts - Hex Large Flange
About our Large Flange Hex Rivet Nuts
Large Flange Hex Head are a common type of screw; the nuts with flat head (for this and Large Flange Head Rivets) can be used for load bearing applications, as the large flange reinforces the hole and increases the push-out resistance.
You can also use a tool called a nut spinner or nut driver to fasten a hexagon head – this is effectively a screwdriver with a socket head instead of a blade or Posi drive end. These types of heads are six-sided and require a socket or spanner to fasten. They can also be used as a rivet nuts spacer for any Threaded Pop Rivets.
How to use Blind Rivet Nuts:
Blind Rivet Nuts are used to create an internal thread in thin or awkwardly shaped materials. As they are “blind” users only need access to the front of the material, making them ideal for use within box sections, tubes and thin sheet materials.
To use a Blind Rivet Nut you need a special setting tool, which we stock alongside other rivet nut tools. 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 this 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.