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What are Rivets?

What Are Rivets

Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Steel, Copper, and Brass Pop (Blind) Rivets from Albany County Fasteners

What Are Rivets?

Pop Rivets

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. POP Rivets are tubular, composed 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 (Blind 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 Rivets are available?

The answer is MANY! See the list of available options and descriptions below:

Domed Open End POP Rivets / Blind Rivets

POP Rivets, also known as blind rivets, are used to connect two pieces of material in quick, efficient way. Domed POP Open End Rivets are tubular, composed of a hat and mandrel; the length of the mandrel is snapped off when installed. Domed POP Rivets are available with white, black or brown colored mandrel in Aluminum.

Blind Rivets
 

Closed End POP Rivets / Blind Rivets

Closed End 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.

Closed End Pop Rivets

Countersunk POP Rivets / Blind Rivets

A countersunk 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. Countersunk POP Rivets are tubular, composed of a hat and mandrel; the length of the mandrel is snapped off when installed.

Countersunk POP Rivets

Large Flange POP Rivets / Blind Rivets

Large flange pop rivets, also known as Oversize Rivets, have a larger washer on the hat than standard POP Rivets. Large Flange POP Rivets are tubular, composed of a hat and mandrel; the length of the mandrel is snapped off when installed.

Large Flange Rivets

Multi Grip Rivets

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.

Multi-Grip Rivets

Structural Rivets

Structural Rivets, also known as interlock rivets in stainless steel with a stainless steel mandrel. Interlock pop rivets create a stronger assembly than standard stainless steel pop 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.

Structural Rivets




For more information on Rivets, please visit our Rivet guide here

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Here at Albany County Fasteners our commitment is to providing the best possible fastener shopping experience to our great customers. Part of that experience of course, is convenience. As you may know our product catalog grows almost daily, and we are proud to launch new lines that help make Albany County Fasteners your one-stop-shop for all things fastener.


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Forged Industrial Hardware

Eyebolts, Turnbuckles, Pad Eyes and more all forged in the USA for top quality industrial and lifting hardware.


Tri Groove Security Nuts

Shop Tri Groove Security Nuts

Tri Groove security nuts feature a tapered diameter, making the nuts resistant to gripping devices.
Security nuts are installed using a special Tri Groove socket, which grips the indentations along the outside of the fastener to turn the nut along a thread. Tri Groove nuts are also referred to as T Groove, Trident Drive and Coned Trident Drive Nuts. Tri Groove Security Nuts are available in Zamak 5 Zinc Alloy and corrosion resistant 316 Stainless Steel. UNC Coarse thread sizes available in diameters up to 5/8 inch.


New Rivet Assortment Kits

Shop Rivet Kits

304 Stainless Steel and Aluminum Rivet Kits in a durable plastic compartment box. These fastener assortment kits include popular size runs of pop rivets in domed head, countersunk, closed end and large flange varieties. Pop Rivets included in Rivet Kits are either corrosion resistant Stainless Steel, or lightweight Aluminum as described in each kit title. New kits include Aluminum Rivets, Closed End (Sealed) Rivets and more!


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New Product Lines

We have been very busy here at Albany County Fasteners expanding our ever-growing products line in order to better outfit our great customers! A big part of the line expansions include hand tools, Taps and Dies, Specialty Rivets and more to help make AlbanyCountyFasteners.com your one stop online shop for all things fasteners! See below for just a few of our new product highlights:

Torx Screwdrivers – Now available in a variety of different styles including Standard, Flag Handle and T Handle in both standard 6 lobe and tamper proof.

 


Strut Parts & Fittings

Strut parts and strut fittings in a variety of styles and finishes including 304 and 316 Stainless Steel.

Pipe Clamps, Post Bases, Channel Nuts, Spring nuts, U Bolts & more, all available in durable stainless steel. Fasteners in this selection are used to secure and create a strut assembly.


Massive Rivet Expansion

We are proud to announce our complete launch of Blind Pop Rivets in a variety of materials. New Additions include Colored Rivets, Closed End Rivets, Structural Rivets, Multi Grip Rivets, and a material expansion of Standard, Countersunk and Large Flange to include Aluminum and All Steel.

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Spanner Screws

Our Tamper Proof line has expanded to include Spanner, or “Snake Eye” screws. Tamper Proof Spanner or “Snake Eye” security screws are installed using a spanner bit. Spanner Screws are commonly referred to as “Snake Eye” because of the two dot drive system. Spanner security screws are used for securing materials from being tampered with, such as gutters, license plates, grills in jails, schools, boats and cars. They are also used in food prep and processing areas. You will often see security screws used in bathroom stalls and other public locations. Spanner screws can only be installed or removed with a spanner bit, which fits a pin into each of the screw’s two drive holes. Since Spanner screws can only be installed or removed through spanner bits, they are very resistant to tampering.
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Taps & Dies

Taps and dies are metal threading tools, tap and die sets are used to cut and restore internal and external threads precisely. A tap is used to form the female component of the assembly, as in the case of a nut or socket, a die is used on the male component, as in a screw or bolt. In other words, a Tap is used to create the internal threads in a hole and a die is used to make or repair external threading on a round rod, screw, or bolt. T handle wrenches are used with a tap to create or repair an internal thread. T Handles hold the end of a tap to provide extra leverage for hand tapping.
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Fasteners 101

Looking for more information on Fastener Nomenclature, Standards, Finishes and more?

We are proud to announce the launch of Fasteners 101 – The Official Fastener Information Page of Albany County Fasteners.

Check it out today for information on fastener varieties, drives and materials with more content added regularly.

Fasteners 101

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Black Oxide Fasteners

Albany County Fasteners is proud to announce our expanding black oxide fasteners line, as well as offering custom black oxide fastener orders. With this announcement, we would also like to share some information with our customers and subscribers about the process, and what exactly makes a black oxide fastener.

On stainless steel (particularly for us in stainless steel fasteners), black oxide fasteners are 18-8 or
Black Oxide Socket Cap Screws

304 grade stainless steel fasteners that have undergone a conversion coating process to alter certain qualities of the material, most notably the color. The chemical treatment process has a greater effect than this coloring however, in that it also adds a mild corrosion and abrasion resistance to the fastener.

The Black oxidation process for stainless steel consists of a series of chemical baths in a mixture of caustic, oxidizing and sulfur salts. Before the part is dipped into a hot bath of a solution of these materials, it is first dipped in an alkaline cleaner, and then water to ensure a surface free of debris. After the piece is treated in this manner, the fastener has porous qualities. This is then finished by infusing the material with oil or wax to add the corrosion and abrasion resistant qualities.
To achieve maximum corrosion and abrasion resistance, the black oxide is infused with wax during the process and complies with military specifications as a Class 4 finish. The enhanced protection, as well as the sleek black finish are why these fasteners are used. Our Stainless Steel Black Oxide Fasteners undergo this chemical process in order to achieve the black oxide properties.
Black Oxide Lock Washers
The benefits of this process are that the fastener becomes more durable, with an insignificant altering of the fastener’s dimensions.

 

Black Oxide fasteners are used commonly in the jewelry industry, the automotive industry on both cars and motorcycles, as well as in knife builds, firearm builds and in small machines. This process can be applied to any stainless steel fastener available on our website making the possibilities virtually endless.
Black Oxide Machine Screw Nuts

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