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From: c miller <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 00:03:20 +0000
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From: c miller <>
Date: October 26, 2022 at 07:42:41 EDT
To: Steve Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Pem Nuts ?

I repaired equipment that used them in various places.  Found the pem nuts to 
be both good and bad.  If they were installed in the correct environment where 
the knurled surface can get a bite and they are installed well they work.  
Rivet nuts are similar in behaviour.  Compressed well on the correct range of 
thickness and all is good.  Handy thing for the rivet nuts is that they are 
available in a few sizes at Home Depot with an install tool.  Good for small 
jobs or repairs.

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On Oct 26, 2022, at 04:01, Steve Thompson <> wrote:

I've never managed to make the self clinching ones work at home,
probably don't have the right sort of press capacity. I've used the PEM
AETS swaged inserts (see Memfast brand in the UK), things I generically
call 'rivnuts' which fix like blind rivets and inserts with a collar
which you splay out to fix them like these
I use a ball bearing in a vice as a press.

Steve G8GSQ

On 26/10/2022 01:21, wrote:
PEM nuts are self clinching nuts manufactured by Penn Engineering. Other
companies make similar nuts. Self clinching studs are also available. They
are a common sight at metal manufacturing companies, some companies even
have special insertion machines. The sheet metal hole size is very critical.
They work very well and I would be surprised if PEM type nuts were not in
some of the chassis inside your shack.

John KK9A

Jim VE7RF wrote:

Has anybody here ever used ..'PEM NUTS' ?? I have zero experience with
them. Rich Measures, AG6K (SK) was a big advocate of pem nuts. But I never
followed up on it.
It would seem to be an eloquent solution for some applications.

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