Installation Tools for Commercial Fasteners

Advance stocks a variety of tools and kits for installing commercial inserts, rivets, lockbolts and hose clamps. AVK Industrial, Gage Bilt and Caillau manufacture tools for secure installations of a variety of fasteners in industrial applications. Advance is an authorized repair station for AVK pneumatic installation tools.


AVK Threaded Insert Tools

AVK Installation Tools, both pneumatic and hand tools, are used to install blind threaded inserts or rivet nuts into the front side of a panel, tube or structure when the backside is inaccessible.

Pneumatic Installation Tools are used to quickly install threaded inserts or rivet nuts. They feature a Quick-Change thread adaption kit for easy access to thread size component parts. They have a dependable and comfortable ergonomic design with a rocker-style forward and reverse trigger, and provide the highest RPM for optimum installation speed.

  • Uses torque for installation
  • No adjustments for material thickness
  • Comfortable to use, lightweight
  • Knurled nose eliminated “kick”
  • Easy maintenance
  • Quick-change thread adaption kit
  • Rugged, reliable design

AVK Industrial Hand Tools that are portable and ideal for field repairs and installations of threaded inserts. Advance carries a variety of hand tools that are portable, easy to use and great for quick installations.


Gage Bilt Rivet & Lockbolt Tools

Gage Bilt Rivet & Lockbolt Installation Tools, both pneudraulic and hydraulic styles, are used to install commercial and aerospace rivets and lockbolts including Huck®, Avdel®, Cherry® and POP®. Affordable and adaptable, Gage Bilt Rivet Drivers are ideal for truck and trailer repairs, solar panel installations and other commerical and industrial applications.

Gage Bilt Rivet Tools have an ergonomic design which makes them easy to use with one hand. Equipped with a one-piece piston, Gage Bilt rivet guns jam less and have less moving parts.

  • Adaptable to a large variety of rivets
  • Longer stroke
  • Economically priced
  • Bendable deflector
  • Ergonomic design reduces hand fatique
  • Low effort trigger
  • Less jamming with one-piece piston

Gage Bilt nose assemblies, power units, service kits and components are sold separately. Nose assemblies are available in straight, right-angle and offset styles. Contact Advance for more information on customizing Gage Bilt tools and components.


Caillau Hose Clamp Pliers

Caillau Hose Clamps Pliers are used with installations of Caillau CLIC Hose Clamps. Caillau pliers are easy to use and provide a fast 1-2-3 application on CLIC, CLIC R and CLIC E hose clamps. Caillau CLIC Hose Clamps pliers and clamps provide a secure grip when used to attach fittings to hose and tubing.

CLIC series clamps provide a secure grip when attaching fittings to hoses and tubing. They assemble quickly and are ideal for extreme applications. CLIC hose clamps can withstand temperatures -40°C to +140°C.

  • High clamping force
  • Expandable grip
  • Color coding for multiple diameters
  • Efficient spring function
  • Resistant to pull-off
  • Vibration proof
  • Quick, easy application
  • Reusable

As a master distributor, Advance stocks AVK and Caillau installation tools and products so our customers can get the products fast. Contact the sales team for application solutions, quotes, tool repairs, and custom fulfillment solutions.


Installation tools for commercial fasteners are in stock at Advance. AVK Industrial installation tools are used to install AVK blind threaded inserts. Gage Bilt rivet tools are for use with a large variety of rivets and lockbolts. Caillau manufacturers hose clamps pliers for use with the CLIC series of products.

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