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Riveting T-nut for 3/4" thick material (10 per Pack)

Item #
30160
Rating:
46% of 100

Special T-nuts for use with the Riveting T-Nut Insertion Tool (#30167, sold separately) in 3/4" thick material. The tool folds over the end of the T-nut, creating a neat, clean mushroomed end that holds the T-nut firmly in place.

(1) 10-Pack of Riveting T-nut for 3/4" thick material
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Weight 0.1000
Tech Spec
  • For 3/4" thick material
  • Internal thread: 1/4"-20
  • To prevent the T-nut from backing out and spinning, it should be firmly set with a hammer before riveting.
  • Apply firm downward pressure on the workpiece while riveting, and use a backup such as a workbench top to help ensure that the T-nut does not back out.
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Great Solution to a problem you don't normally have.
The problem with using T-nuts in assemblies that need to be disassembled and reassembled multiple times, is that every time your assemble and break them down the T-nuts get a little looser, and eventually they fall out.

These solve that problem. There are other solutions, but they don't hold as well in plywood. A threaded insert, will pull out of plywood. T-nuts have a large flange on the back that would have to pull through, in order to fail.
August 1, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
1/4x20 T-Nuts
These were made better than I expected. Highly recommended for your projects.
November 6, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rivoting T nuts
I liked the product however I would like to see many more options. The fact that they only come in 1/4 x 20 thread is not suffienct. It should be available in a variety size threads and a variety of lengths other than 1/2" 5/8" and 3/4". I did have one nut where the retaining legs broke off in the tightening process which will contribute in the nut spinning in the piece when you attempt to tighten up a connected piece.
November 20, 2014
In soft wood ( white pine) you will need to clamp from below or t nuts will spin & strip out before bending over to secure. Once I figured this out they worked fine.
October 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
T-Nut Rivets
The design of the T-Nuts is not very good. They are longer than the wood and the insertion tool is supposed to roll back the end to capture the T-Nut in the wood material. But the small tangs on the T-Nuts do not hold in the wood when the insertion tool is compressing the end of the T-Nut. I had about 20% of the T-Nuts spin before the end was full compressed. I had to stop before it was compressed and use a ball peen hammer to finish rolling or compressing the end of the T-Nut against the wood. I would not recommend this particular product.
December 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wasted my money
The idea is great; however, the steel is too thick for the crowning tool to roll the shoulder over. The first time I used it, the nails on the T-Head bent over as soon as the tool put pressure to start the roll-over. So I tried another - the same thing. it's not a total loss though, I plan on cutting the extensions off of the T-Head (the part that should roll over) and use them as standard T-Head nuts.
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great concept, pathetic execution
Contrary to my normal practice, I did not read reviews before purchasing these (and the tool required to install them): lesson learned. As others have noted, the prongs that keep the nut from spinning are incredibly weak. The torque required to fully mushroom the riveting head will tear them right out of even premium plywood. At that point you have a spinning (i.e. useless) t-nut that can't be removed because of the partially expanded head. I'd give it zero stars if the system would let me.
February 16, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Failure
I tried using this on 3/4" plywood. After partially setting the rivet, the prongs that hold it in place collapsed and started spinning. I was unable to remove the T-Nut by drilling it out so I had to pound it out with a hammer, destroying my plywood. Next time I'll use threaded brass inserts. Waste of time and money. i do not recommend this.
August 1, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
T-nut
These did not hold for me. They won't suffer much torque at all.
July 6, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Tears out in plywood & poplar
I followed the instructions and did not have much luck setting these in poplar ply-wood or solid poplar. As the end started to mushroom over the prongs would tear out and the whole insert would spin. I'm glad I tried in scrap before using in my project.
September 30, 2014
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Using 3/4" material and want a permanent threaded shaft nut in place to anchor TV bracket above fireplace.
Jim N on Sep 28, 2019
What a perfect solution
Brian N on Apr 21, 2018
Using 3/4" material and want a permanent threaded shaft nut in place to anchor TV bracket above fireplace.
Jim N on Sep 28, 2019
Increase inventory
Bob M on May 4, 2018
What a perfect solution
Brian N on Apr 21, 2018
I need these
Lowell G on Feb 16, 2018
Furniture install
Jacques S on May 20, 2017
Best choice for my project
Gordon W on Apr 26, 2017
for use on pontoon boat rear deck
Mike k on Apr 6, 2017
These are for some shop built jigs.
Harry O on Mar 27, 2017
they are very good.
FRANKO G on Nov 28, 2016
Special project for large kitchen storage unit.
Santa James on Oct 16, 2016
To experiment making boxes
Deborah M on Sep 8, 2016
looking for stronger T-nuts
JACK K. on Aug 10, 2016
needed it
Joe Z on Jan 24, 2016
For items that need to be disassembled
Jo C on Jul 1, 2015
Needed to install new mahogany plank and hold hand rails without drilling down into boat hull. They did not work out so well.
Richard S on May 27, 2015
Because it reminds me of my grandmother's feet.
Harris M on May 20, 2015
MY FIRM HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO ASSIST WITH REPAIRS TO RESTAURANT WOODED SEATS THAT OTHER HAVE DONE VERY POORLY.
Robert R on May 16, 2015
I need to install a chair base on another Chair seat and the holes don't line up
Dave on Apr 21, 2015
Increase inventory
Bob M on May 4, 2018
I need these
Lowell G on Feb 16, 2018
Can you use these in 3/8" wood?
Leo D on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they are too long. the barbs will come through
What size borings to install ?
ben s on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The shaft slides easily into the 5/16 hole on my drill index, and will not go into a 19/64 hole. In softwoods,and less expensive plywood that has thick plys, I'd probably use the 19/64 and drive it in for a firm fit. In hardwoods, and in plywoods with thin veneers, I'd recommend the 5/16 drill bit.
If I recess the tang side of the t-nut, will it still cinch up on it's designated size material?
Glen W on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. I had a hard time getting the end to compress back properly without recessing the head of the T-Nut. I think there would be too much of the T-Nut end protruding through the material for it to roll back or compress properly.
Do the threads come all the way to the end of the t nut, for the whole 3/4"?
John J on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The entire t nut is approximately .91 inches long and approximately .70 inches are threaded leaving about .2 inches to be flared (riveted) to 3/4 inch thick stock. This allows the t nut to transmit thrust in either direction when riveted into 3/4 inch thick stock.
Will these tee nuts fit into a 3/4" diameter counterbore? They look more square than round.
Murray S on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are just a regular T-nut, but the mouth extends proud of the top where the mouth is rolled over. If the bottom is counter-bored, the mouth end will extend out farther. It may be too far and the rollover tool may not roll it tight. Good luck.
Nominally 3/4" plywood stock is really only 23/32" thick. Will these Riveting T-nuts designed for 3/4" stock work well in 23/32"-thick plywood?
Robert S on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: everyone knows that 3/4" is not the true dimension even the parts manufacturers. If there should be any protrusion out the opposite side or if you inlay-ed the flange side then all one need do is trim the free bore side to the proper length. Having said that these can be also used for thinner stock or any custom application. most of these pieces are but basic stock material to be applied as the end user finds a personal need.
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