Video Demo BP-3V Hydraulic Riveter

June 21st, 2017

Meet the new generation of riveting tools. The BP-3V riveter is a combination of all the most useful features.

The BP-3V riveting tool has the best weight to power ratio in the industry, boasting 2100lbs of pulling force. It can set 1/8,5/32 and 3/16 rivets in all Alloys, including Monobolt and Magna-lok structural rivets, most in one stroke.The BP-3V Rivet Gun is super light weight and small, allowing the rivet gun to fit in the tightest of spaces. The rivet tool is expertly designed too. Look no further for the best in ergonomics, balance and comfort. This tool has a convenient, thumb-operated on/off vaccum control switch to control compressor air consumption while it holds the rivet in place in the nose tip. Rivet tool comes complete with nose tips for 1/8, 5/32 and 3/16,. Also included are wrenches for service and oil applicator. Recommended operating air pressure is 80-95psi. Weight 3.2 lbs.

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Video Demo-BP60 Spin-Pull-Spin Rivet Nut Tool

June 20th, 2017

The BP-60 and BP-60c offer the best overall global value when it comes to Rivet Nut tools.

The BP-60 Empowers everyone. It offers benefits that suit the distributor and the end user. Blue pneumatic has successfully developed a product that is affordable, durable and beautifully designed. Most importantly, offers the smoothest and most effortless operation

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Fastener Application Account Manager

March 24th, 2014

We are seeking  a Developer of New  Fastener Applications  who has experience working with accounts large and medium. This person’s funtion will be to help our customers and pipeline prospects identify applications where specific fasteners can be used to improve their installed cost, cosmetics or product value etc. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the fastener industry, but this is not required. This person would need to operate within our proven, turn-key process for engaging, educating and  moving the client through the process toward adoption of a special fastener product.  This applicant must have the ability to maticulously maintain the details within the provided Client Management System. The Account manager prospect does not require technical skill. Those requirements are served through our specialist.  This person would set appointments, do quotes and  maintain the correspondence with customer.

This person will collaborate with our Technical Specialists  in educating and  developing new clients.  In addition, this position is expected to have polished writing skills as well as possess strong communication skills in presentations and meetings.


  • Arrange online meetings with customer and Blue Pneumatic Technical Specialist.
  • Use Blue Pneumatic digital tools to educate customers on features and benefits of a specific proposed fastener.
  • Maintain the neccessary follow up to see the customer through the  entire cycle from introduction to adoption.





5 Really Powerful Reasons You Should Invest in a Blind Rivet Gun

November 25th, 2013

Whether you need a blind rivet gun for small, hard to reach areas or a big and powerful tool to complete a construction scale project, this tool is an indispensable part of any man’s kit. There is an extensive selection of these tools available today, ranging from small and compact hand guns to bigger, heavier weight tools with a lot of pulling power. If you don’t own one yet, here are five powerful reasons that you should.

1. Blind Rivet Guns Are Heavy Duty Tools

The pulling force of these tools can range from as little as just over 1500 lbs to over 7000 libs, depending on the size. If you need a hydraulic or air tool that packs a lot of punch, blind rivet guns are well worth investigating.

2. They Can Be Used On Any Material

Because they are heavy duty, penetrating tools, they can be used relatively easily on any type of material. If you purchase a really powerful tool, you should be able to place most rivets accurately and quickly with only one stroke of the gun.


3. They Are Hardworking and Long Lasting

Even when they are used frequently or on big jobs, blind rivet guns work hard and last for a long time. That means, if you have two tools that you can’t decide between and are tempted to buy the cheaper one just to save a bit of money, it might be more cost-effective to pay a little more and get a lifetime’s use from it.

4. Most Blind Rivet Guns Include Nose Pieces

For first-timers, nosepieces can make using the tool very easy. If you haven’t used one before, make sure you buy a pack with nosepieces that include 1/8, 5/32, 3/16 and ¼ bits. This way, even if you don’t know which size you need to complete the job, you have all the pieces you need to work it out. An oil applicator and wrenches can make services and maintenance easier at home.

5. They Have an Impressive Power To Weight Ratio

Of course, the most powerful tool is always the most desirable, but it usually means the tool is heavier and harder to use. You need to find a balance between finding the tool that makes the job quickest, without draining you completely, in terms of your budget or your physical energy. This means you need to choose a tool that allows you to insert most blind rivets in only one stroke, while being easy to handle and manage.


5 Simple Tips to Help You Find an Affordable and Effective Rivet Nut Tool

November 22nd, 2013

Whether you use a rivet nut tool occasionally or often as part of your work, investing in a high quality tool will ensure that it lasts. When you are working with structural materials and you need to work quickly, a high quality tool will take a lot of the strain out of the physical work and allow you to fly through the job. The good news is there are plenty of affordable rivet nut tools out there that do the work quickly and efficiently. Here are five simple tips to help you find them:

1. Make Sure the Tool Has One-Touch Functionality

If you only need to press one button to get the fastener to spin on, then most of the work is done for you. When you have a big project to work on, or one that requires you to spend many hours toiling over something complex, one-touch functionality will make it quicker and simpler. All you will need to do afterwards is pull the fastener and then spin the rivet nut out of the fastener when you pull the release button.

2. A Quick Setting Cycle Speeds Things Up

If you choose a fast setting cycle (of around 2 seconds) you are likely to experience less thread deformation, and require fewer rivet nuts to do the job.

3. Choose a Rivet Nut Tools That Is Fully Adjustable

A fully adjustable tool will allow for more accurate rivet nut placements. It also makes the tool ideal for people who are less experienced or skilled. Adjustability allows you to adjust the stroke quickly and easily.

4. Make Sure the Mandrels are Included

The tools you choose should have a selection of different sized mandrels so you have everything you need to get started. This is especially important if you are a beginner.


5. The Rivet Nut Tool Should Be Powerful but Light

A pulling force of around 6800 lbs is more than adequate for most home do it yourself jobs. The tool you select should also be lightweight, however, so that it is easy to use. If you have a big project to finish and you use a heavy tool, it can get extremely tiring and take a lot longer to finish. If you are using the tool for industrial or construction scale projects, it might be worthwhile looking into a tool that has a counter-weight option, which can help to overcome user fatigue.


How to Adjust the Stroke on a BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool

August 15th, 2013

In a previous blog post, we taught you how to adjust the stroke on your BP-60c Rivet Nut Tool. Today we will be showing you how to adjust the stroke on one of our most popular rivet nut tools, the BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool. It is absolutely paramount that users have the correct stroke for all their riv nut tools in order to ensure both the integrity of their tools as well as have a beautifully set rivet nut or nutsert every time. Here is a quick guide on how to do so:

How to Adjust the Stroke on you BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool

1.            Make sure the anvil is all the way down, exposing as much of the mandrel as possible.

2.            On the top of the tool is a +/- gauge that determines the amount of stroke the tool will apply.

3.            Get the tool to 0 stroke and work your way up to the desired stroke.

4.            Plug the tool in, and pull the trigger all the way back to what stroke the tool is currently set to.

5.            Turn the gauge to 0 – the tool does not move at all when it is at 0 stroke.

6.            Turn the adjustment knob toward the + direction to reach the desired stroke.

7.            Try the insert by pulling the trigger half-way and release.

Note: The BP-60 Rivet Nut Tool can pull inserts from 3mm, all the way up to 12mm. When you are working with tools that have smaller mandrels, the mandrels can break if the stroke is not set right. Furthermore, double stroking can easily break mandrels so please avoid doing so.

For further help, we have created a video tutorial in which you can get a visual understanding of the process.  If you want the Rivet Maven to answer any other questions you have, please feel free to drop us an e-mail.


How to Adjust the Power on a Spin-Spin Rivet Nut Tool

August 14th, 2013

For the ideal rivet nut placements, you should be comfortable adjusting the power on your Spin-Spin rivet nut tool. To guide those who are having difficulty in managing this, here is a quick outline of the necessary steps.

How to Adjust the Power on a Spin-Spin Rivet Nut Tool

1.            Find the air regulator that is included with your rivet nut tool.

2.            Spin it onto the bottom of the rivet nut tool.

3.            Connect the air nipple to your tool.

4.            Twist the air regulator to control the power to the tool.

Note: As with most rivet nut tools, refrain from double stroking as this may damage the tool.

That’s it—very simple. Be sure not to lose the included air regulator if you want to avoid headaches later on.

With the proper power, your riv nut tool will become your best friend for all your installation projects. As with our other tutorials found on the blog, we have shot a video tutorial on this same process so that we are 100% clear on what you need to do to have the correct tool power.

We hope this blog helped you, and are happy to answer any other riveting questions. For even more in-depth information on how to use riveting tools, be sure to check out the rest of our blog.


How to Adjust the Stroke on Your BP-60c Riv Nut Tool

July 14th, 2013

The BP-60c is one of the best riveting tools out there, and works great whether you are using a rivet nut or a nutsert. However, to increase the tool’s longevity it is important to make sure you are using the right stroke for every job. If you have your tool set to the incorrect stroke, you could double stroke your tool which might break the mandrel.

For those of you who have some questions about how to change the stroke on the BP-60c, here is an easy to follow guide.

How to Adjust the Stroke on Your BP-60c Rivet Nut Tool

  1. Ensure your anvil is set as close to the nose assembly as possible. In the low position, we have as many threads as possible showing. This is done by using your spanner wrench to loosen the lock nut, going to the lowest position, and putting the lock nut in place.
  2. Find the indicators on the top of the tool; this will tell you how many millimeters of stroke your riv nut tool is set to.
  3. Figure out what is the ideal stroke you need. (Most rivet nuts use between 1mm to 2mm of stroke.) Plug in your tool into an air source, and check the stroke.
  4. To adjust the stroke positively or negatively, place the spanner wrench on the adjustment groove and turn to your desired stroke.

That’s it. If you remember these 4 easy steps, and take the time to make sure you have the right stroke for the job, your riveting tools will last for years to come.

We have also filmed a video tutorial on how to change the stroke on your tool, for those who would like a more visual representation.

Hope you found this post useful.


3 Simple Steps to Remove Blind Rivets

July 13th, 2013

Since blind rivets are meant to be permanent fixtures, they are not made to be removed, but there might come a time when an individual would like to have this done, and when that happens, they should know how to accomplish the feat. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the right tools need to be used for the job, and careful attention needs to be paid to the difference between round headed and countersunk rivets; this is because they will be removed in slightly different ways.

  1. Grinding The Head of The Rivet

In order to begin the process of removing the blind rivets, the head of the item needs to be examined first; if the tool has a rounded head, a grinding machine can be used to slowly wear down this facet of the device. There are those who choose not to grind down the head before they start the next step of the process, but this might end up making the task a lot more difficult in the long run. In the event that the item is a countersunk device, grinding is not necessary since the head will not protrude in the same manner; in fact, this task could end up damaging the materials that are attached because the grinder will eat it these facets instead of the rivet.

  1. Drilling Into Rivets

Once the head has been removed from the rivet, individuals can then proceed onto drilling into the shank of the item. One of the most imperative facets of this step is to ensure that the drill bit is the right size; if it is too large, it could end up damaging the material from which the rivet is supposed to be removed, and this could end up forcing the previous nut to be replaced by a much larger one. Drilling directly into the center is important; if any deviation is made to this direction, the following rivet might be impossible to install.

  1. Remove Rest Manually

After the majority of the work has been done, the remaining facets of the rivet should be easier to remove with your hands, and it is imperative that each part of the device is carefully removed so that no facet remains behind. While rivets might have been designed to be permanent, it is common for individuals to make mistakes during the construction of a project, or to simply want to exchange an old, worn out nut with one that is new and sturdy; by getting to know how these items are removed, replacing them becomes a breeze.


Five Useful Ways to Buy a High Quality Riv Nut Tool

July 12th, 2013

It is always a good idea to invest in high quality tools whether you plan on using them often or not. Even if you use your tools occasionally for SIY work around the house, buying higher quality means they will last longer and be available when you run into an emergency. It also means they will be able to handle heavier duty tasks more effectively and make lighter work for you. Here are our top five tips on how to shop for the best riv nut tool:

1. Look at Pricing

Tools, especially those that are higher quality, can get quite expensive. You might only use it a few times, but those occasions could span a couple of years, so it is a good idea to get something that will last and that you will get better performance from. If you do it this way, you will be paying a little more so start by setting a budget and comparing prices first. If you are looking at ten years of use, paying a little extra is not so bad when you work out your return on an annual basis.

2. Get Opinions

Post questions on online forums if you can’t make your mind up between different brands and see if anyone has experience using the tools you are weighing up. Ask a salesperson who knows about different brands or someone who has worked with different models before.

3. Handle It and Test It

A heavier weight riv nut tool is a good indication of quality, so think about the force you will be applying and whether you can see it lasting for a decent period of time before you buy.

4. Consider Speed and Efficiency

If you are going to be using the tool for lots of jobs, or big jobs, it makes sense to invest in something that works quickly and efficiently. Tools that offer instant release are the quickest to use when there are lots of pieces of metal or there are bigger sheets that require greater reinforcement.

5. Think about Portability

If you are only going to be using your riv nut tool occasionally but will need to carry it around with you, a lighter weight option might be a better choice for you practically. This is especially true if you need to carry one in a tool box that is already heavy and full and where you will only be pulling the riv nut out every once in a while.