Me and Terrahawk decided to install my EVO Quarter Armor today. Yesterday I ran to Harbor Freight and picked up a nutsert install tool.
So we got 2 holes drilled and the nutserts installed. But during the 2nd one, a part of the tool bent. I was afraid that might happen since the nutsert tool came with some weak looking aluminum nutserts, and the ones that came with the armor appear to be brass. And the nutserts that came with the armor require a whole lot more effort to crimp- takes a lot of strength to get them to crimp especially compared to the one that came with the tool.
Off to Harbor Freight to return the tool and pick up a different model. We get back with the new tool, drill hole #3, insert the nutsert, and we can't get it to work at all- the handles are so far apart that you can't squeeze them at all. We fought and with it and could only get the nutsert partly crimped. It became obvious that this tool just wasn't going to cut it either.
So its a wash for the day (actually for a few weeks since I won't have free time to deal with it). I now have 3 new holes in my jeep- 2 have good nutserts, one has a loose nutsert.
So apparently I'm going to have to order a nutsert tool to handle this job. I did a search online and see so many out there. I don't want to throw any more money out the window buying another crappy one. Looking for recommendations of a tool that isn't going to cost me a fortune, but will get the job as easily as possible (there are 35 nutserts left to install)
This is the first one I bought: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=1210
and this is the 2nd one I bought: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94100
Those were the only 2 the store carries.