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Pop Rivets, also known as blind rivets, play a crucial role in achieving quick and efficient material connections, whether you're using a hand riveter or a pneumatic rivet gun. These tubular fasteners consist of two primary components: a hat and a mandrel. During installation, the mandrel's length is snapped off, securely fastening the rivet in place. Pop rivets can be made from the same material or a combination of materials, allowing for versatile applications. These fasteners are measured based on their installed grip range and length, making them a go-to choice for a wide range of fastening needs. Discover how pop rivets optimize your assembly processes.
Multi Grip Rivets are a game-changer, especially in applications where material thickness varies. These versatile rivets can seamlessly replace conventional ones, thanks to their remarkable grip range. A single Multi Grip Rivet encompasses the grip range of multiple rivet sizes, offering unparalleled design flexibility and reducing the need for a vast rivet inventory. Whether you're dealing with mismatched holes or diverse projects, these rivets can function as equivalents for at least three different rivet sizes.
Multi-Grip Pop Rivets, available in Aluminum alloy, provide a cost-effective solution. While Aluminum is commonly chosen for its affordability, it's essential to note that it may not match the durability of stainless steel.
These exceptional rivets come in 1/8" and 3/16" diameters, covering fastener callout sizes from #4-1 through #6-12.
If you're uncertain about the material best suited for your needs, don't hesitate to consult our Material Guide for expert guidance!
Closed End Rivets stand apart from standard blind pop rivets thanks to their unique closed end design, which ensures a watertight seal upon installation. These rivets excel in swiftly and effectively attaching materials, offering a level of tensile strength that surpasses regular pop rivets.
Often referred to as sealed blind rivets or sealing rivets, Closed End Pop Rivets are favored for their ability to create a reliable watertight seal when properly installed. This makes them highly sought after in the boating and automotive industries, where water ingress is a concern. Furthermore, closed end pop rivets provide complete mandrel retention, enhancing the rivet's tensile strength and making them invaluable in electronic and electrical applications.
Flat Rivets are your go-to choice when it comes to efficiently and securely joining two pieces of material. These rivets feature an almost inverted hat design, complete with a 120-degree countersink integrated into the washer. As a result, countersunk rivets are perfect for use in countersunk holes and, once set, sit flush with the surface. They are particularly valuable in applications such as tracks where the rivet head must not protrude into sliding tracks or rollers.
These rivets sport standard open ends and consist of a tubular structure comprising a hat and mandrel. During installation, the mandrel's length is snapped off, leaving behind a clean and tidy connection. Both the hat and mandrel are crafted from the same material, ensuring uniformity and reliability.
Dome Head Blind Rivets are a versatile choice, particularly in scenarios where access to the rear (blind side) of a joint is restricted. These rivets are the most prevalent type of rivets due to their widespread utility. With a straightforward two-piece construction, they consist of a rivet hat and mandrel, both of which are pre-assembled and ready for immediate use. The installation process involves utilizing a riveting tool to draw the mandrel, prompting the body to deform and securely clamp down on the joint. Once the designated clamping force is achieved, the mandrel snaps off and is discarded. This leaves the domed head exposed on one side of the joint, ensuring a robust and enduring connection.
It's worth noting that rivet size and grip range are measured based on the installed length, conforming to IFI 114 compliance standards. For dependable and compliant fastening solutions in limited access situations, Dome Head Blind Rivets are the go-to choice.
Water-Tight Shaveable Rivets are engineered for exceptional sealing performance, featuring an integrated rubber (EDPM) washer positioned at the base of the rivet's hat. During installation, as the rivet is set, the rubber washer undergoes compression, creating a watertight seal as it pushes against the hole it's inserted into. This innovative design ensures that any gaps are promptly filled, preventing the infiltration of moisture.
These rivets have become a popular choice for RVs and trailers, serving as reliable replacements for factory rivets that may become loose due to natural wear and tear. When it comes to safeguarding against water ingress and maintaining a dependable seal, Water-Tight Shaveable Rivets are a trusted solution.
Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets, also known as Tri Bulb Rivets or Olympic Rivets, are a specialized type of rivet renowned for their unique expansion mechanism. These rivets are often referred to as "exploding rivets" due to their expansive nature. They feature three notches cut into the body of the rivet, setting them apart from traditional rivets.
Installation of Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets closely resembles that of a pop rivet, employing a riveting tool to draw the mandrel towards the hat. As the mandrel is drawn inwards, the three sections of the rivet body bend, forming three robust legs that tightly grip the installation surface. This design ensures a secure and enduring connection, making these rivets ideal for heavy-duty applications.
Notably, Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets offer exceptional versatility. They excel in distributing pressure over a surface area, allowing for increased pressure application without causing damage to the material. Furthermore, these rivets retain a larger portion of the mandrel within the body, enhancing their shear strength compared to typical blind rivets.
Tri-Fold fasteners are prized for their substantial multi-grip capabilities, enabling them to securely fasten materials of varying thicknesses. Their unique leg formation during installation grants them an extended grip range, making them more versatile than traditional blind rivets. Additionally, they are well-suited for applications where the installation material's back surface is not flat, as the rivet's legs readily conform to irregular edges.
These rivets find widespread use in numerous heavy-duty applications, with a prevalent presence in trailer and RV repair projects. When strength, versatility, and watertight sealing are paramount, Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets deliver outstanding performance.
Low Profile Flat Head Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets offer a sleek and clean appearance with their flat head design that nearly aligns flush with the installation surface. This unique feature ensures a polished and finished look to the final assembly.
Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets are in high demand across various industries, including automotive, trucking, trailer manufacturing, sporting goods, RVs, appliances, and plastic component fabrication. Their versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of applications. These rivets are especially favored for their ability to create three anchor points on the blind side of the rivet installation, effectively spreading the load over a broader area. This characteristic makes them particularly well-suited for use with thin metals, where maintaining material integrity is crucial.
Additionally, the Recessed Crown Dome Head design of these rivets ensures that the stem of the mandrel remains securely in place, providing a robust and vibration-resistant joint. Whether you're working on automotive projects, assembling trucks and trailers, or creating sporting goods, Low Profile Flat Head Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets offer a combination of aesthetic appeal and structural integrity that's hard to beat.
Recessed Crown Tri-Fold Rivets offer a sophisticated twist on the standard Dome Head Rivets. These rivets stand out for their unique feature—a subtle indentation around the mandrel of the rivet, resulting in a clean and aesthetically pleasing finish upon installation. This design not only enhances the visual appeal but also yields a lower-profile head for a sleek appearance.
Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets, including the Recessed Crown Dome Head variation, find extensive application in industries such as automotive, trucking, trailer manufacturing, sporting goods, RVs, appliances, and plastic component production. Their ability to create three anchor points on the blind side of the rivet installation is a standout feature. This characteristic effectively distributes the load over a wider area, making Tri-Fold Rivets an excellent choice for securely fastening thin metals and materials without compromising structural integrity.
Moreover, the Recessed Crown Dome Head Rivets excel in retaining the stem of the mandrel, resulting in a sturdy and vibration-resistant joint. Whether you're working on automotive projects, assembling trucks and trailers, or manufacturing various consumer goods, Recessed Crown Dome Head Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets offer an ideal blend of aesthetic excellence and structural robustness.
Dome Head Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets, distinguished by their dome-shaped heads, are the epitome of performance excellence in diverse applications. Upon installation, these rivets rise proudly above the surface, and their rounded dome section adds a touch of elegance to the finish after the mandrel is expertly detached. What truly sets these rivets apart is their ingenious expansion mechanism—tri-fold rivets expand in three directions as the mandrel is skillfully drawn into the rivet's hat. This expansion results in a firm and secure grip, ensuring materials remain steadfastly joined.
Furthermore, dome head tri-fold rivets come equipped with an EPDM washer, strategically compressed against the hole during rivet setting. This innovative design produces a watertight seal that adeptly fills any voids between the rivet's hat and the hole. Consequently, these rivets have become highly sought-after in a wide array of applications, including the automotive industry, RV manufacturing, kayaking, and more. When the need for exceptional strength and unwavering watertight security arises, Dome Head Tri-Fold Exploding Rivets emerge as the unequivocal choice.
Discover Our Comprehensive Range of Stainless Steel Rivets.
Stainless steel blind rivets offer a swift and efficient means of uniting two materials, seamlessly accomplished with a hand riveter or pneumatic rivet gun. These rivets take on a tubular form, featuring a hat and mandrel, with the mandrel's excess length snapping off upon installation. What sets stainless steel pop rivets apart is their double stainless steel construction, encompassing both the hat and mandrel.
Commonly recognized as Blind Rivets, Pop Rivets are categorized based on their rivet diameter and installed grip range. As a result, these rivets have precise measurement sizes alongside nominal sizes represented by two numbers. For instance, a rivet with a 1/8-inch diameter is colloquially known as a "4" for the first number, while a rivet boasting a 1/8-inch grip range is designated with a "2" as the second number. This straightforward system means that a 1/8-inch diameter rivet with a 1/8-inch grip range is denoted as a "4-2" or simply "42."
Elevate your connection solutions with the enduring strength and reliability of Stainless Steel Blind Rivets. Explore our comprehensive selection today.
Steel Pop Rivets, also known as blind rivets or pull rivets, are prized for their remarkable efficiency and user-friendly nature. These rivets have become a staple in fastening solutions due to their quick and hassle-free approach to joining two materials. What sets rivets apart is their simplicity; they offer a rapid and straightforward method for connecting materials without the need for threading, making them especially ideal for thin metals and other delicate surfaces. One of the standout features of blind rivets is their accessibility requirement, necessitating access to the installation surface from just one side. This attribute simplifies the installation process, whether you're employing a rivet gun or hand riveter.
Steel Pop Rivets are specially treated with Zinc Plating, enhancing their resistance to weather and various environmental elements. This added layer of protection ensures their durability and reliability, making them an excellent choice for a wide range of applications. Explore the efficiency and resilience of Steel Pop Rivets in your next project.
Explore Our Extensive Range of Aluminum Rivets
Aluminum pop rivets, also referred to as blind or pull rivets, are celebrated for their efficiency and ease of use, offering a swift solution for joining two materials without the need for threading. Their versatility makes them particularly well-suited for connecting thin metals and various other lightweight surfaces. A key advantage of blind rivets lies in their accessibility, requiring access to only one side of the installation surface, simplifying installation through the use of a rivet gun or hand riveter.
Widely embraced across automotive, aerospace, boating, and metal fabrication industries, aluminum blind rivets stand out due to the exceptional strength-to-weight ratio of the metal. Our selection of aluminum rivets showcases an all-aluminum design, signifying that both the hat and mandrel of the rivet are exclusively crafted from aluminum, unless otherwise specified.
Aluminum rivets offer a multitude of advantages beyond their lightweight properties. The natural formation of a protective coating on aluminum makes it resistant to atmospheric corrosion. Moreover, aluminum rivets tend to be more cost-effective than their stainless steel counterparts of the same category. Aluminum's non-magnetic properties, excellent paint adhesion, stain resistance, and high conductivity levels further broaden their range of applications. To mitigate the risk of galvanic corrosion, we recommend pairing aluminum rivets with aluminum materials.
For a versatile, durable, lightweight, and budget-friendly fastening solution, turn to the comprehensive selection of all aluminum blind rivets.
Unleash a World of Color with Painted Colored Dome Head Open End Rivets
Transform your projects with a burst of color by exploring our range of painted dome blind rivets, available in a stunning array of options:
Each color option offers a striking paint finish on our top-quality POP Rivets, ensuring not only a visually appealing but also a functionally reliable fastening solution.
Our open-end blind rivets are meticulously crafted from fine-grade materials to guarantee consistent and error-free applications from rivet to rivet. Through a specialized treatment process, we ensure that the mandrel remains securely encased by the rivet during application. These rivets streamline the process of joining two materials, leaving a clean and professional finish in their wake.
Choose from corrosion-resistant 304 Stainless Steel or lightweight Aluminum painted pop rivets, depending on your project's specific requirements.
Please note that Aluminum rivets should not be used with stainless steel to prevent potential corrosion issues.
Explore Our Range of Dome Head Painted Aluminum Rivets
Elevate your projects with the vibrant choices of Brown, Black, and White in our painted aluminum dome rivet selection. These colors adorn all-aluminum POP rivets, combining both aesthetics and functionality. Crafted from high-quality materials, our open-end blind rivets guarantee consistent, error-free applications, ensuring reliability from rivet to rivet. An exclusive treatment process applied to the rivet guarantees that the mandrel remains securely encased during application.
These dome head rivets are the ideal choice for swiftly joining two materials, leaving a pristine, professional finish in their wake. Whether you're seeking to enhance the visual appeal of your project or require color-coded fasteners for specific applications, our painted aluminum dome rivets offer a versatile and reliable solution.
Unleash Versatility with Our Aluminum Assortment Kits.
Streamline your projects with ease using our Aluminum POP Rivets Kit, designed to offer an array of POP rivets in both closed and open-end varieties, spanning a range of sizes. Aluminum rivets are the perfect choice for securely fastening aluminum materials together. To minimize the risk of galvanic corrosion it's advisable to pair aluminum materials with fasteners of the same material.
Our assortment kits come in two comprehensive options, each offering six popular sizes, ranging from #4-2 to #6-8. Packaged in clear, durable assortment containers, these kits provide a safe and organized storage solution, allowing you to quickly and effortlessly identify the exact size you need at a single glance. Elevate your riveting experience with our Aluminum POP Rivets Kit.
Explore a World of Riveting Possibilities with Our Rivet Assortment Kits.
Experience the ultimate convenience with our Assorted Size Runs of Blind Rivets, meticulously designed to cater to all your fastening needs. These comprehensive assortment kits feature popular size runs of pop rivets, available in various styles, including domed head, countersunk, closed-end, and large flange varieties.
Choose from two exceptional materials, 304 stainless steel, and lightweight aluminum, depending on your project's requirements. Our rivet kits are carefully labeled to specify the material type, ensuring you always select the right fit for your application.
Achieve unparalleled efficiency and versatility with these riveting assortment kits, designed to streamline your projects and provide a wide range of options to tackle any task. Whether it's corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel or lightweight Aluminum, our Assorted Size Runs of Blind Rivets have you covered.
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Introducing the ultimate solution for hassle-free rivet installation - our comprehensive range of riveting tools, available in manual, battery-operated, and air-powered varieties. These versatile devices are designed to simplify the riveting process, ensuring efficiency and precision in every application.
Whether you're tackling a DIY project or a professional task, our riveters are engineered to meet your specific needs. Choose from our extensive selection of Stainless Steel Pop Rivets featuring Domed Head, Large Flange, and Countersunk varieties, to achieve optimal results with ease.
Experience the perfect synergy between our high-quality riveters and premium rivets, making installation a breeze. Whether you opt for manual, battery, or air-powered options, our riveting tools ensure your projects are completed effortlessly and to the highest standards.
Cordless rivet guns are gaining popularity for their exceptional portability and user-friendly operation. These battery-powered riveters offer a practical solution for applications demanding more than what a traditional hand riveter can provide, all without the need for a space-consuming air compressor required by pneumatic tools.
Cordless rivet guns incorporate internal mechanisms designed to securely grip the mandrel, pulling it back until the rivet effectively fastens the materials together. Some models even come equipped with mandrel collectors to manage the used mandrels, while others efficiently expel the mandrel after installation.
Opt for cordless rivet guns when your application demands the speed and power of a pneumatic rivet gun but necessitates the convenience and mobility that cordless technology offers. Battery-powered riveters deliver professional-grade performance without the need for an air compressor or the hassle of dealing with hoses.
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Types of Rivet Tools
Types of Pop Riveting Tools Transcript
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Bob: Welcome back to Albany County Fasteners - Fasteners 101. Today we're going to teach you about the different types of rivet tools. So let's get started.
So we're going to review rivet tools. This is your standard hand rivet tool. This is good for most installations of rivets all the way up to a #6. Nothing special about it. It's a hand tool. It's made for the DIY guy or the contractor that just puts in a couple of rivets every now and then or he's putting in a soffit and needs to install some rivets. Its mainly used for simple, easy installations.
This is a pneumatic rivet tool. You need to have an air source to supply air to it. You need about 80 pounds of air, 60 to 80 pounds. This is a great tool. It's fast. Great for production.
And then we have the big bolt cutter type. This is made for structural type rivets, 1/4 inch rivets or larger. You put your rivet in there and you snap that baby. This is for large rivets. Stainless or Aluminum, this will handle large rivets.
And that's it.
How to use a Rivet Pneumatic Air Gun
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Bob: This is a pneumatic rivet tool and obviously you need to have an air source to supply air to it. You need about 80 pounds of air. 60 to 80 pounds. This is a great tool. Fast. Great for production.
So now i'm going to demonstrate to you the installation of the pneumatic rivet gun. This is a a really cool tool. It's quick it's fast so if you're in a production line that you want to produce quick action riveting, this is the tool for that.
So I'm just going to install the mandrel into the rivet tool. This is a large flange rivet I'm installing. So I'm just going to install it. Watch this.
Fast action. Quick. Material doesn't matter. It can be stainless, it can be aluminum, could be steel, it doesn't really matter what you put in. This tool will get the job done fast.
POP Rivet Types and Materials | Fasteners 101
POP Rivet Types and Materials Transcript
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Bob: Welcome back to Albany County Fasteners - Fasteners 101. I'm Bob and today we're going to talk about the different types of rivets available and the materials they come in. So, let's get started.
So, let's review the different materials available and types of rivets. This is a structural rivet. This particular rivet is steel and steel. The mandrel is steel, and the hat is steel. This is what they call a blind rivet.
These three are aluminum rivets. These are just typical pop or blind rivets, in aluminum. We also have what we call a white hat rivet with an aluminum mandrel. So, here's the mandrel and that's the white hat, so when you put the rivet in and complete it all you're gonna see is a white finish like for a white soffit or a brown soffit. They come in different colors depending upon the finish that you're installing them in.
These are zinc plated rivets. These are large flange. You can see here, the large dome flange on this hat. So it covers more surface when you're installing. These are copper/brass rivets. The mandrel is brass and the hat is copper.
These are copper rivets (with a copper hat and copper plated mandrel. A lot of roofers use these rivets for flashing and many other applications, soffits, downspouts. So many different applications for the brass.
These are stainless blind pop rivets. I have several different types and this is what we call a closed end pop rivet. You can see here the back is square and solid. These are waterproof, so if you install these in a water application, these will not leak or build water up inside the tubular part of the rivet.
These are also stainless countersunk pop rivets. You'll see that there's a, I believe it's a 33 degree hat, on here. So when you install this rivet it will be flush with the material. So, these are installed in a lot of things like tracks, that you're, putting a rail in or something along that that you just don't want any type of head sticking up.
Then we have what we call multi-grip rivets. With multi-grip, they're based upon increments of 2. So a multi-grip will go from: 4-2, 4-4 and 4-6. So it will cover three different lengths. That's why they call them multi-grip rivets.
And that's basically the materials that blind pop rivets come in and the different types of rivets.
Tri-folding Shave Rivets
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Bob: Welcome back to Albany County Fasteners - Fasteners 101. Today I'm going to demonstrate the installation and shaving of a shave rivet. Let's get started.
So I have here a piece of pre-drilled steel. I have a couple of shaved rivets. These are tri-fold exploding rivets. This particular rivet has a washer on it so, if you need waterproofing for a trailer, you can get them with the neoprene washer against the backside to prevent any leaking into the trailer.
I'm going to insert the rivet. I have my rivet tool and you don't install these like a normal rivet. You don't keep cranking the rivet tool until it snaps, but you do want to snug it up to the backside and I'm going to show you.
As you can see here, that's correctly installed. That is incorrectly installed. You can see that it's not totally up against the backside. So you want to make sure that you install the rivet properly so you have a nice tight fit.
Then I'm going to take my snips and then leave about a 1/2 inch and I'm going to snip these off. That's a little bit more than a half an inch.
I'm going to take my shaver, these shavers you have to select the correct bit along with the correct crown to shave off this mandrel properly. It's a little tricky so you have to learn as you go.
You just gotta go a little bit at a time. Can't just push down on it hard. That's it right there. Look at that! Very nicely finished. Nice-looking product.
That's your backside. That's your tri-fold, also collapsing as they say, because the rivet collapses on the backside and on the outside of your trailer or whatever your riveting for a finished look. That's the key there.
These tools are they range in price anywhere from, you know, two hundred and some odd dollars. Maybe $299 and they can go up to seven or even $1,000. I bought the cheapest one to be frank with you. This is $299. It does the trick, it's a good product.
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