A force to be reckoned with 21 May 2019

Available from Star Fasteners, the Huck® Range ForceTM battery installation tool is designed to combine industry leading performance with superior reliability. This new advancement in battery powered installation tooling is the only battery tool on the market with electronically adjustable pull force for installation of pintail-less lockbolts.

The Huck® Range ForceTM battery installation tool can install the complete Huck® range of structural and non-structural rivets (up to ¼ inch/6.4mm) as well as two piece fasteners (up to ¼ inch BobTail®/Hucktainer®/Magna-Grip®/C6L®). It’s also the only battery tool with electronically adjustable pull force control (which is required for BobTail).

In addition, it boasts exceptional quality for superior reliability and durability (tested to 50,000 installations). The high pull force is adjustable and it features a long stroke length, providing considerable versatility. What’s more, there’s cross compatibility with Huck noses and Makita 18V batteries.

Workshop services
With a fully equipped workshop and experienced team, Star Fasteners’ tool workshop services are reliable and timely, so there’s minimal down time and a quick turnaround for every job. The company’s comprehensive range of spares and genuine components ensure a timely service, with large stocks of spares from leading manufacturers such as Huck, FAR® and VVG®.

Star Fasteners can arrange to pick the tool up by itself or via courier. A quote detailing all parts and costs is raised. If required, Star Fasteners can guide customers through a process to make a decision and find the most economical outcome. Each tool also gets a unique reference so Star Fasteners can view its full maintenance history.

Service and maintenance
A regular maintenance programme supports production environment. It also:

  • Helps to ensure fasteners are being installed properly.
  • Satisfies health and safety obligations.
  • Keeps production moving and ensures tools are operating correctly.

If tools are brought back into the workshop, a typical tool service will involve a complete strip down, degreasing and cleaning of all parts with a specialist hot parts washer. Once assessed, if necessary, Star Fasteners will replace seals and worn parts. Finally, the tool is reprimed, reset as required and thoroughly tested. Servicing can be arranged to fit in with shutdowns or down time to suit factory schedules.

Star Fasteners’ extensive stocks of tooling spares (including for many obsolete models) are also on hand for those who prefer to carry out their own servicing and repairs. Generally, Star Fasteners can offer next day delivery and can talk customers through some simple preventative maintenance measures to get the most out of the tool and ensure minimal downtime, as part of the service.

Hire and service hire
Should a workshop suddenly become busy, or a specialist tool is required for a specific contract, Star Fasteners can offer short or long-term hire tools. The company also offers service hire whilst a tool is in the workshop for service or repair.

Star Fasteners offers quality tools that can stand up to the rigours of a busy workshop environment and can demonstrate the latest models and provide advice on tool options best suited to the application and the environment.

The company is committed to continuously improve and expand its tooling product portfolio to ensure that it remains at the forefront of modern assembly requirements.

“As the UK’s largest Huck fastener distributor, we have become synonymous with the constant quest for innovation. We offer factory visits to tailor a tooling package that can address issues such as noise reduction and trip hazards. When standard solutions do not fit, we work together to find a resolution,” comments Star Fasteners.

And that’s not all – Star Fasteners is happy to send an expert member of the team to provide on-site training into a workplace or customers can visit the purpose-built workshop. “Our team are experienced in working in production environments and understand the complications that tool downtime brings. We can take the training back to basics, from checking optimum air pressures, to knowing what to look for when inspecting equipment. This knowledge then leads onto detecting and correcting potential problems ideally before they occur. Major downtime is then avoided,” explains Star Fasteners.

“If you partner with us, we can solve fastener installation issues, boost production output and therefore profitability. We are confident that our fast and reliable repair service will meet your requirements.”



Will Lowry Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 509


Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 12 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector - interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe.

Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the Magazine is renowned.