What are the sizes of blind rivets?
Available Blind Rivet Sizes
- The diameter sizes available for blind rivets are:
- Metric series – 2.4, 3, 3.2, 4, 4.8, 5, 6.4 and 7.4mm.
- Inch series – 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4 and 19/64″.
How are blind rivets measured?
The length of a rivet is measured from the underside of the head to the tip of the stem. The head itself is not included in this measurement. The length of the rivet should be equal to the thickness of both objects you are fastening, plus 1.5 times the diameter of the rivet’s stem.
What is the difference between open and blind rivets?
Open-end rivets are hollow blind rivets that are pre-assembled onto a headed pin or mandrel. After installation, these rivets resemble tubular rivets, but in contrast to tubular rivets, the mandrel head stays inside the body of the rivet.
Can a rivet be too long?
Match Rivets to Material Thickness Actual rivet length is longer that the grip range. If the rivet’s grip is too short, it creates a weak joint. If the grip is too long, the cost of the rivet will be unnecessarily high and the rivet may interfere with blind-side clearance.
What’s the biggest rivet size?
Flat Head Solid Rivets
How do I choose the right rivet size?
The length of the rivet should be equal to the thickness of both objects you are fastening, plus 1.5 times the diameter of the rivet’s stem. For example, a 1/2-inch diameter rivet being used to fasten two one-inch thick plates will have to be 2 3/4 inches long.
How do you know what size rivet to use?
The first number in the trade size refers to the diameter of the rivet in 32nds of an inch. The second number(s) refers to the maximum grip length in 16ths of an inch. So, a trade size 45 rivet dimensions are 4/32” (1/8”) diameter with a 5/16” maximum grip range.
What is a blind riveter?
Blind rivets and blind riveting pliers are also called pop rivets and pop riveters. They are used to fix together hard materials such as sheet metal and metal objects when you have access to only one side of the material – for example, when you fit mudguards on your car or gutters on your house.
What is a riveter tool?
A riveter is a manual tool that is used to install blind rivets, usually to fasten two or more pieces of material together. A blind rivet is a permanent fastener that consists of a head, a cylindrical body and a mandrel – a long pin that goes through the hollow body.