Rivets

Rivets are mechanical fasteners that consist of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end and tail at the opposite end to the head. On the installation, a riveter places a rivet in a pre-drilled hole, and the tail is set, or bucked (i.e., deformed) with a rivet gun, rivet tool or pneumatic hammer so that it expands to about 1.5 - 2 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. They are used to permanently join two steel, aluminium or copper plates usually in mechanical applications where it is imperative that joints do not become loose and cause failure.

Types of rivets:

There are many types of rivets available:

  • Blind Rivets also known as drive rivets have a mandrel through their centre that once inserted into pre-drilled holes of the parts they are joining, the blind end expands and the mandrel snaps off. They can be installed from only one side making them ideal for areas where access is limited.
  • Tubular Rivets have a shank hole within the shaft of the rivet and are available with different head styles such as the oval, button, flat and countersunk.
  • Snap Rivets are supplied pre-assembled and simply push into the required holes providing a fast and neat solution.
  • Solid rivets, or the original rivet. These solid fasteners resist water, vibration, tampering, and other severe conditions.
  • Threaded insert and rivet nuts which are applied like a classic rivet integrate seamless, strong, and permanent threading in fragile sheet materials

Where can be Rivets used?:

Rivets are intended to offer awesome flexibility, enabling them to fasten wood, metal, plastic and substantially more. They are especially suited for restricting delicate, thin materials and generally fragile connections. Most common, everyday rivet applications include:

  • Building and construction
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • Woodworking and decorative finishing
  • Fine metalwork
  • Aviation, aerospace, and automotive

Rivet material selection:

  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel Rivets
  • Nickel Copper Alloy Rivets
  • Copper Rivets

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Description Price Rivet Type Rivet Diameter Thread Size Rivet Length Fixing Hole Diameter Rivet Body Material Mandrel Material Thickness of Material Minimum Thickness of Material Maximum Colour Finish
RS Stock No. 288-9552
BrandRS PRO
£6.57
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.9mm 7.5mm Natural Plain
RS Stock No. 288-9524
BrandRS PRO
£7.64
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Snap 5mm - - 5mm Nylon None 3mm 3.7mm Black Plain
RS Stock No. 288-9596
BrandRS PRO
£5.62
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.7mm 8.7mm Natural Plain
RS Stock No. 288-9546
BrandRS PRO
£6.05
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 8.8mm 12.7mm Natural Plain
RS Stock No. 288-9580
BrandRS PRO
£5.21
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Snap 7mm - - 7mm Nylon None 5.7mm 8.7mm Black Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3408
Mfr. Part No.SSD54SSBS
BrandPOP
£11.73
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4mm - 10.2mm 4.2mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 3.2mm 6.4mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 768-9978
Mfr. Part No.PSZFON-0430
BrandPOP
£8.43
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Tubular 5.9mm M4 10.3mm 6mm Steel None 0.3mm 3mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3212
Mfr. Part No.TAPD46BS
BrandPOP
£3.18
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Blind 3.2mm - 8mm 3.4mm Aluminium Alloy Carbon Steel 3.2mm 4.8mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 512-4088
Mfr. Part No.TD406GT
BrandPop Rivets
£13.98
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 3.2mm - 9.7mm 3.3mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 3.2mm 4.8mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3385
Mfr. Part No.SSD42SSBS
BrandPOP
£7.97
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Blind 3.2mm - 6.4mm 3.4mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 1.6mm 3.2mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3622
Mfr. Part No.TAPD68BSLF14
BrandPOP
£7.48
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Blind 4.8mm - 11mm 5mm Aluminium Alloy Carbon Steel 4.8mm 6.4mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 768-9981
Mfr. Part No.PSZFON-0630
BrandPOP
£9.98
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Tubular 8.9mm M6 14.8mm 9mm Steel None 0.5mm 3mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 280-919
Mfr. Part No.SR-3065W
BrandRichco
£10.21
1 Bag of 200
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Snap 3mm - 7.1mm 3.2mm Nylon None 4mm 5mm White Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3442
Mfr. Part No.SSD66SSBS
BrandPOP
£17.74
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Blind 4.8mm - 14mm 5mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 6.4mm 9.5mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3240
Mfr. Part No.TAPD512BS
BrandPOP
£4.24
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Blind 4mm - 14mm 4.2mm Aluminium Alloy Carbon Steel 7.9mm 9.5mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3391
Mfr. Part No.SSD43SSBS
BrandPOP
£8.38
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Blind 3.2mm - 8mm 3.4mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 3.2mm 4.8mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3228
Mfr. Part No.TAPD410BS
BrandPOP
£3.07
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Blind 3.2mm - 11.5mm 3.4mm Aluminium Alloy Carbon Steel 6.4mm 7.9mm Silver Plain
RS Stock No. 280-903
Mfr. Part No.SR3055W
BrandRichco
£9.81
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Snap 3mm - 6.1mm 3.2mm Nylon None 3mm 4mm White Plain
RS Stock No. 280-852
Mfr. Part No.SR4060B
BrandRichco
£6.62
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Snap 4mm - 7.1mm 4.2mm Nylon None 3.5mm 4.5mm Black Plain
RS Stock No. 351-3436
Mfr. Part No.SSD64SSBS
BrandPOP
£15.83
1 Bag of 100
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Blind 4.8mm - 10.8mm 5mm Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 3.2mm 6.4mm Silver Plain
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