Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Steel, Copper, and Brass Blind Rivets from Albany County Fasteners
What is a Blind Rivet?
POP rivets, also called Blind Rivets, are used to connect two pieces of material in a quick efficient manner with a hand riveter or pneumatic rivet gun. they are tubular and comprised of a hat and mandrel; the length of the mandrel is snapped off when installed. Both the hat and mandrel may be made of the same material (ex. All Stainless Steel) or a combination of two materials (ex. Copper Hat / Brass Mandrel). Rivets are measured in installed grip range and length.
Varieties of POP Rivets include Domed Open End, Closed End, Countersunk, Large Flange Open End, Multi Grip and Structural. They are available in 304 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Alloy Steel, Copper, Brass, and several other variations of these metals.
For more information on Rivets including numbers (6-6 or 66), measurements, installation, grip range, and more please review our Rivet Guide in Fasteners 101.
How many varieties of Blind Rivets are available?
The answer is MANY! See the list of available options and descriptions below:
Open end blind rivets create a fast and tight assembly, however they are not water tight. Open End Rivets get this name because the mandrel is exposed at the bottom of the rivet prior to installation. Open end rivets are available in stainless steel, aluminum and zinc plated steel. Color options are available in Aluminum rivets of this type.
Closed End Pop Rivets differ from a standard blind pop rivet in that they feature a flat, closed end which creates a watertight seal. Also known as a waterproof rivet. A closed end blind rivet is distinguished by its flat top. The mandrel of the rivet is encased within the blind rivet itself.
A countersunk blind rivet, also known as a Flat Rivet, is used in countersunk holes and once set, finish flush to the surface. They are used in tracks where the head will not protrude into sliding tracks or rollers. The hat of the rivet is almost inverted, with a 120 degree countersink in the integrated washer.
Large flange pop rivets, also known as Oversize Rivets, have a larger washer on the hat than standard POP Rivets. Large Flange Rivets are tubular, comprised of a hat and mandrel; the length of the mandrel is snapped off when installed.
Multi Grip Rivets can substitute conventional rivets in applications where the thickness of the riveted material varies. One Multi Grip Rivet has the grip range of different rivet sizes. This grip range allows for flexibility in design and a lower rivet inventory, as one size of Multi Grip rivet can be suitable for a variety of jobs, including mismatched holes. One Multi Grip Rivet can be used as an equivalent for at least three different rivet sizes.
Structural / Interlock
Structural Rivets, also known as interlock blind rivets in stainless steel with a stainless steel mandrel. Interlock pop rivets create a stronger assembly than standard stainless steel rivets, because of the amount of force that they generate. Domed head blind rivets in this selection are commonly referred to as both Interlock and Structural Rivets.
For more information on Rivets, please visit our Rivet guide here