Short hex nut cleco fasteners. The Hex Nut (KH) series is operated with a pneumatic power tool and best suited to high-production settings requiring fast, consistent, uniform clamping force. Its 'free-wheeling' design allows it to back completely off while still remaining intact with the body. This fastener is suitable for all types of metallic and composite materials.
Clecos, or skin pins as they are sometimes called, have played an important role in automotive, racing and aircraft sheet metal repair for decades. Hand operated Cleco Fasteners consist of spring or plier operated, bar nut and wing nut styles. Power operated Clecos include hex nut, cylindrical body or round body types. For a complete list of all Cleco Fasteners available from MRO Tools, download and consult the Plier Operated Cleco Fastener section of our print catalog. If you are unable to find the size or type you require, please contact us for additional made to order sizes and types.
Drill the size hole needed for the rivet and insert the cleco fastener. Cleco Fasteners are color coded for easy identification. Unlike most metal fasteners, Cleco Fasteners cannot be installed by hand. Due to the extreme level of pressure these fasteners are meant to withstand, a special tool is required to activate them. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to use Cleco Fasteners with ease.
Before you purchase you Cleco Fasteners, you need to determine what size fasteners you need. We manufacture our fasteners in multiple size grades for different purposes, automotive, aviation and general industrial uses. You'll need to know the size of your fasteners in order to buy the correct fastening tool.
Cleco fasteners are specialty fasteners made for industrial design. These pins are made of metal, and require a great deal of compression pressure to properly fasten. Cleco fasteners are generally used to bind two sheets of metal together in a secure fashion prior to riveting or welding.