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Old 25th June 2009, 15:58
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Default New Rivnut toy - highly recomended :)

I saw this reviewed in one of the kit car mags a few months ago http://www.memfast.co.uk/ as I'm only a few miles from the place I thought I'd pop over and see what they are like in real life - I liked it so much I bought one, I just wish they'd been around when I started my build as I'm now going to have to go back through the car and replace all the self tappers. I did have a rivnut gun before but it was a lever type one and it nearly took my eye out when it broke!

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Old 25th June 2009, 22:25
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Got any pics of what you get with it Chris? I went to the Memfast website and they mention 'installation kits'

What's in the kit?

Thinking of getting one of these for setting rivnuts in the fiberglass - I have a pneumatic one for use with my compressor, but it didn't do a very good job on the small rivnuts I used to mount some striker pin plates I put on my Sportster. It's two powerful, and almost pulled the nut through...
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Old 26th June 2009, 07:16
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The "installation tool" is the hand tool section but the kits are effectively that plus which ever mandrel you want ie M6, M8 etc each come in a seperate little box, photos below, I haven't got any photos of using it on the car yet but I will have over the weekend




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Old 26th June 2009, 08:30
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Ah - so 1 installation kit = 1 mandrel. Therefore if you wanted say M4, M6 & M8, you'd need 3 installation kits.

Hmmmm. Interesting.
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About 20 years ago I bought a Clinch nut setter from RS components. A worthwhile purchase as it was quick and easy to use like a riveter.
After all this time I have only broken the M4 setter as I wasn't careful with it and levered on the tool a little while undoing it and snapped the setting bit.
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