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Riveting T-Nut Inserting Tool

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Ordinarily, when assembling a project with T-nuts, it's all too easy to push the T-nut out the back of the workpiece once the bolt is inserted, sometimes resulting in the prongs stripping out the wood. The Riveting T-Nut system prevents this problem by permanently securing the T-nut to the panel with the Riveter Insertion Tool. Simply set the T-nut first with a hammer, then thread the insertion tool into it with a power drill. The tool folds over the end of the T-nut, creating a neat, clean mushroomed end that holds the T-nut firmly in place. T-nuts available for 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" material (sold separately).

(1) Riveting T-Nut Inserting Tool
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number 87006
Weight 0.0500
Tech Spec
  • Threading: 1/4" x 20 TPI
Tech Docs No
3.6 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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The mushroom flange comes loose from the stud when removing the tool from the installed T-nut. Not a big problem, but gives a false sense of tight when using on next T-nut.
May 24, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Tool works as described
April 2, 2018
6 months ago
Riveting T-Nut tool
It is very helpful to insert T-nut
August 19, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great little tool.
July 11, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Exactly what I was looking for
November 21, 2016
1 year ago
Works just like it should.
I'm an Engineer, and almost always can think of something I would change with most tools. After a year I can't hink of anything I would change.
August 1, 2016
over 3 years ago
Worked Perfect
After reading the previous reviews, I was skeptical about this tool and T-Nut set-up. I decided to go forward and try it for myself.

I started by checking the threads in the T-Nuts and they were just fine, allowing for free movement. I then drilled a hole in the wood for the T-Nut on a test piece of wood. I attempted to 'seat' the teeth of the T-Nut by using the tool and quickly found out that is not the right way to do it.

I continued by 'seating' the T-Nut with a hammer then using the drill and tool to rivet the T-Nut in place. After some practice, I found that using the clutch on my cordless drill, I could get a perfect rivet every time without over screwing the T-Nut.
July 6, 2016
over 2 years ago
T-nut system
Works good. If you have an application where you take something apart a lot, this is a good answer. Keeps the T-nut from falling out.
September 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent tool.
Great tool for inserting threaded inserts.
July 8, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I read the previous reviews on...
I read the previous reviews on this product and decided to try it myself. I have a few tips on how to get them to work MUCH easier. 1) Before use, run a 1/4 bolt through the t-nuts from both sides. They need a bit of convincing the first time. I'm thinking that they still have some burrs on the internal threads. Running the bolt through both sides cleans up the threads and reduces the resistance to the spinning insertion tool during insertion. 2) Spritz the insertion tool with your favorite alpha-numerically named water-displacement lubricant. This will help the tool spin freely and reduce the friction of the spinning insertion tool as well. 3) Really pound the t-nut in good. I find that with this, they go in very easily and I have not had any trouble with the t-nut spinning in the wood at all. I think that the issue described in other reviews comes from an excess of friction when the threads of the insertion tool are meshing with the threads in the t-nut. You don't want that. All in all, a GREAT product. I'll be ordering more when I burn through these.
November 15, 2011
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To replace a broken one.
Bob M on May 4, 2018
I like it. hope it works.
Lowell G on Feb 16, 2018
To replace a broken one.
Bob M on May 4, 2018
What a perfect solution
Brian N on Apr 21, 2018
I like it. hope it works.
Lowell G on Feb 16, 2018
I installed many T-Nut Inserts in benches and marine plywood in boats.
Ralph V on Feb 13, 2018
what our customer wanted
MELISSA L on Jul 20, 2017
so the t nuts would not push out when I change to another jig
Virgil V on Jun 28, 2017
Easier than a hammer
James H on May 4, 2017
For use on pontoon boat
Mike k on Apr 6, 2017
It looks intriguing. How long will it hold up? T-nuts are another way for wood to be closed and done so neatly
wayne y on Dec 26, 2016
they are very good.
FRANKO G on Nov 28, 2016
needed it
Daniel B on Nov 16, 2016
To install threaded inserts
Deborah M on Sep 8, 2016
needed for the T-nuts
Jack M. K on Aug 10, 2016
needed it
Joe Z on Jan 24, 2016
Gives a thread that will not come out
John J on Jan 10, 2016
We just started a 1.800 Bunk Bed business and riveting the t-nuts to the storage drawers increases the quality of workmanship and quality of our family's efforts.
John H on Jan 1, 2016
I'm making some walking canes and need this tool to thread for the hardware.
William M on Sep 6, 2015
This has become one of my favorite tools for building things that cub scouts can't tear out/destroy when they try to assemble the final product.
Douglas K. C on Aug 7, 2015
It was necessary for what I was doing
Vincent S on Aug 1, 2015
Need this tool to insert rivnuts
Jo C on Jul 1, 2015
Ali R on Jun 17, 2015
see above
Richard S on May 27, 2015
It has a pretty color.
Harris M on May 20, 2015
to install the riveting tee nuts
Dave D on Apr 21, 2015
I'm ordering for a friend who is a carpenter.
Waveney H on Apr 15, 2015
What a perfect solution
Brian N on Apr 21, 2018
I installed many T-Nut Inserts in benches and marine plywood in boats.
Ralph V on Feb 13, 2018
Does this tool fit all sizes of T nuts, or do you need one for each size?
Edmund R on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This part fits the riveting t-nuts. They have a 1/4"-20 thread and the t-nuts all have this size thread, the only difference is the depth of the t-nuts (1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" depth)
Metric versions of the riveting t-nuts available?
Rune O on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: T-nuts available for 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" material

1/2 inch = 12.7 mm
5/8 inch = 15.875 mm
3/4 inch = 19.05 mm

Threading: 1/4" x 20 TPI = 6.35mm x 1.27mm pitch

Based on 1 inch = 25.4 mm

I hope this helps.
Can this be used to rivet any old t-nut or just the special ones?
Kevin h on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tool can only be used with the special T-Nuts.
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