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    Rivnut Tool

    Can someone suggest a good Rivnut tool? Don't mind spending the money if its good..
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    Stainless Riv Nuts are the hardest to crush. One of the issues I found was gaining clearance in certain areas to use the tool. I went for Riv nut tool that has the head at 90 degrease to the Handles but the head can also be tilted Swivelled 360 dg Worked well for most of the Nut serts I was putting in the Viper. The bigger nut serts took a serious bit of pressure on the handles but the tool did not break.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motamec-T...hoCOwIQAvD_BwE

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    Excellent!!!!!

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    Your local hardware/home improvement stores should have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    Stainless Riv Nuts are the hardest to crush. One of the issues I found was gaining clearance in certain areas to use the tool. I went for Riv nut tool that has the head at 90 degrease to the Handles but the head can also be tilted Swivelled 360 dg Worked well for most of the Nut serts I was putting in the Viper. The bigger nut serts took a serious bit of pressure on the handles but the tool did not break.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motamec-T...hoCOwIQAvD_BwE

    Here's another Simple way.
    Thanks Mark, Ya space may be an issue.. I need to use it on my 69 Vette. Thanks for the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    What do you end up using for Drill Bit sizes? Metric? SAE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    What do you end up using for Drill Bit sizes? Metric? SAE?
    It's going to depend on which rivnuts you are using. For the 1/4"-20 rivnuts I used, they called for a fractional drill bit (but I don't currently remember the exact size).

    I've also only used it for this specific application (side sill fasteners): https://driveviper.com/forums/thread...sill-fasteners
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    It's going to depend on which rivnuts you are using. For the 1/4"-20 rivnuts I used, they called for a fractional drill bit (but I don't currently remember the exact size).

    I've also only used it for this specific application (side sill fasteners): https://driveviper.com/forums/thread...sill-fasteners
    Gotcha, thanks!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    I also went with that one and have used it thoroughly on my '86 GTI. No real complaints so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Have had that one for years after breaking a couple of cheap ones. Great product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrgMstr View Post
    Have had that one for years after breaking a couple of cheap ones. Great product.
    The only issue I had was over-seating a rivnut - it applied enough force to deform the threads, so I had to remove it and try again.

    It's not something you need often, but when you need it, nothing else will do.
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