POP 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. The hat and mandrel can also be made by the same material or a combination of two materials. Rivets are measured in installed grip range and length.
Trade Names: Blind, Domed Open End, Closed End, Countersunk, Large Flange Open End, Multi Grip and Structural Rivets
How many varieties of Blind Rivets are available?
The answer is MANY! See the list of available options and descriptions below:
Open end 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 for this type.
Closed End Pop Rivets differ from a standard pop rivet in that they feature a flat, closed end which creates a watertight seal. Also known as a waterproof rivet, they are distinguished by their flat top. The mandrel 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, also known as Oversize Rivets, have a larger washer on the hat than standard. 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 in applications where the thickness of the riveted material varies. One Multi Grip Rivet has the grip range of different 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, or, interlock blind rivets in stainless steel. 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.
Need more rivet information?
For more information on rivets including numbers (6-6 or 66), measurements, how to install rivets, grip range and more, please review our Rivet Guide in Fasteners 101.
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