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Old 01-10-2021, 02:26 PM
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I bought a weathergaurd tool box a long time ago and it came with a hardened bolt and a simple ribbed standoff/holdown that you use to install rivet nuts with.

The hold down has a face like a lock washer on a round shaft and then a hex nut style shoulder at the top that you hold with a box wrench. The bolt slides through it and you tighten the bolt with a ratchet until the rivet nut has collapsed. It works surprisingly well.

I have thought about one of the manual setters I see on amazon that work like a pop rivet gun but haven't tried one. I have been buying rivet nuts in 5/16-18 and making use of the setter that came with the toolbox when I need them.
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:34 PM
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I searched for an installation kit for the a weathergaurd porkchop box and found this. In the pic, it appears to include the tool I have. I have not been able to find anything like it any other way. I am sure they viewed the tool as disposable but I held on to mine and have used it to install a couple bags of rivet nuts besides what came with the box.

https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Guard...11853629&psc=1
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:50 PM
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I have a hand one that I bought on sale at princess auto a few years ago. I just got to the point I needed to buy more inserts a year or so ago. I don’t use it often, though it’s worked well so far for what I’ve done with it.

With the inserts being aluminum, it’s not a big deal if you have to drill one out here or there.


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Old 01-10-2021, 02:57 PM
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This tool pneumatically applies a ground nut paste to ribs for BBQ ???
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:01 AM
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I searched for an installation kit for the a weathergaurd porkchop box and found this. In the pic, it appears to include the tool I have. I have not been able to find anything like it any other way. I am sure they viewed the tool as disposable but I held on to mine and have used it to install a couple bags of rivet nuts besides what came with the box.

https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Guard...11853629&psc=1
I couldn't really see the tool too good in the photos available on Amazon, but it sounds as if it may be similar to these I found earlier today.

https://www.boltdepot.com/Rivet_nut_hand_tool_US.aspx

I was searching for a tool that uses standard socket-head cap screw as the mandrel, so I wouldn't have any issues finding replacement mandrels.

I've only found one pneumatic tool that uses socket-head cap screws, but it was way too expensive.

I haven't found a two-handled squeeze-type tool yet that uses cap screws either.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:43 PM
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I have had a need for such a tool before and happen to have a couple hundred rivnuts from an auction lot. The zamazon link Matt posted had another link to a tool with various rivnuts and mandrels for $60. Big pop-rivet style tool. The tools you link to Spencer are a little pricier than I would pay just for one tool.

Any chance you can post a pic of the mandrel of the tool you have, Matt?
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:45 PM
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That is pretty close. The weathergaurd tool just came with a hardened 5/16" bolt to use, I can't remember if it even has a headstamp but I assume its harder than a normal bolt. I'm pretty sure you could get away with using a grade 8 bolt whatever size you need for a couple holes, the rivet nuts don't seem very hard and I think they will strip easier than the bolt.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:48 PM
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For a low priced option, I have a 1/4 inch rivet setting tool made by this company (looks almost identical to the rivet nut tool) that I have been very happy with for the money. I've been tempted to buy this kit but haven't pulled the trigger yet as I only use them a couple at a time here and there.
https://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumat...ag=googhydr-20
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:02 PM
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I have had a need for such a tool before and happen to have a couple hundred rivnuts from an auction lot. The zamazon link Matt posted had another link to a tool with various rivnuts and mandrels for $60. Big pop-rivet style tool. The tools you link to Spencer are a little pricier than I would pay just for one tool.

Any chance you can post a pic of the mandrel of the tool you have, Matt?
I'll try to dig it out and get a pic
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