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From small to large with all types of rivet head styles

Small Solid Rivets 1/16-7/16 diameter

Small Solid Rivets 1/16-7/16 diameter

Large Solid Rivets 1/2 - 1-3/4 diameter

Large Solid Rivets 1/2 - 1-3/4 diameter

Tinner Rivets - Flat Head Tinner Rivets

Tinner Rivets - Flat Head Tinner Rivets

Head Styles of Solid Aluminum Rivets

Head Styles of Solid Aluminum Rivets

Copper Belt Rivets & Burrs

Copper Belt Rivets & Burrs

Section Rivets

Section Rivets

Semi-Tubular Rivets

Semi-Tubular Rivets

Brake & Clutch Rivets

Brake & Clutch Rivets

Copper Brake Band Rivets

Copper Brake Band Rivets

Split Rivets

Split Rivets

SAE Clevis Pins

SAE Clevis Pins

Standard Riveting Burrs/Washers

Standard Riveting Burrs/Washers

Brass Escutcheon Pins

Brass Escutcheon Pins

Blind Rivets

Blind Rivets

Basic Structural Blind Rivets

Basic Structural Blind Rivets

Bulb Tite Blind Rivets

Bulb Tite Blind Rivets

Dome Peel Blind Rivets

Dome Peel Blind Rivets

Avinox II Blind Rivets

Avinox II Blind Rivets

Riveting Tools

Riveting Tools

Rivet Nuts and Threaded Inserts

Rivet Nuts and Threaded Inserts

Aluminum Drive Rivets

Aluminum Drive Rivets

Steel Drive Rivets

Steel Drive Rivets

Compression / Speed Rivets

Compression / Speed Rivets

Cleco/Temporary Rivets

Rivet Information

A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck-tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail.

Because there is effectively a head on each end of an installed rivet, it can support tension loads (loads parallel to the axis of the shaft); however, it is much more capable of supporting shear loads (loads perpendicular to the axis of the shaft). Bolts and screws are better suited for tension applications.

Fastenings used in traditional wooden boat building, like copper nails and clinch bolts, work on the same principle as the rivet but were in use long before the term rivet came about and, where they are remembered, are usually classified among the nails and bolts respectively.