How rivets work: The material to be fastened together has a hole drilled (see recommended holes sizes in our downloadable catalog) through all the materials. With conventional rivets is strongly suggested the back-side or blind side material has the recommended hole size. The rivet is either fully inserted into the hole, OR fully inserted into the nose piece of the rivet tool, and then fully inserted into the application hole. In either case, it is important the rivet is fully inserted into the application hole and the rivet tool is fully against the head of the rivet BEFORE activation the rivet tool’s setting trigger. The rivet is “set” by the tools “jaws” gripping into the “nail” and pulling it into the tool, thus causing the “nail” head to bulge the rivet body blindside and clasp the materials together. The “nail” then breaks at a predetermined location once the strength required to “set” the rivet are reached. The tool with the broken or spent nail is now free from the “set” rivet and the nail is discarded. Our how to use blind rivets guide with our Cordless Rivet Tools. A blind rivet is a two piece assembly containing a “rivet body” and the setting “nail” (also referred to as “mandrel”). High speed wire forming machines, (headers), form solid wire into both the “rivet body” and/or “nail”.
The success of any fastener also depends on how well it’s applied. All brands of blind rivets, which are made to the IFI-114 guidelines are included. Blind Rivets are multi-piece rivet assemblies, capable of being installed from one side of the work piece. They are referred to as, “blind rivets” because you don’t have to see or have access to the back side of the application. Blind rivet application opportunities are countless as they offer lower cost per unit, and lower labor and installation costs. Blind rivets are easy to use and eliminate many ergonomic and technical concerns other fasteners present. Once a blind rivet is “set”, it won’t torque loose as many threaded fasteners do.This how to use blind rivets guide and comparison may enhance you riveting knowledge and help you select the best rivet for your specific application. This how to use blind rivets guide provides application descriptions and considerations depending on the type of rivet selected. A comparison of each rivet type is ranked within the how to use blind rivets guide. Specifically, this how to use blind rivets guide will itemize application materials, and condition, soft or hard? It makes a difference, and each type of rivet may perform different in soft or hard materials. What is the total thickness of what you will be riveting? This how to use blind rivets guide will rank each type of rivet and how sensitive they are to application thickness. Another important application condition is the hole size the rivet will be inserted into? The how to use blind rivets guide will offer the pros and cons of each type of rivet and how they may perform depending on the hole size. User friendly rivets is an important feature and this how to use blind rivets guide will point out which type of rivet is better than the others. This how to use blind rivets guide ranks each type of rivet for each of the application conditions. Safety is also an important characteristic and this how to use blind rivets guide rates each rivet type. Looking for durability, this how to use blind rivets guide will note which type of rivet will offer the best durability. The best rivet installation should be simple and this how to use blind rivets guide will rate each rivets function and rank aDP Rivet’s exclusive “one size rivets all” as the best for it’s simplicity. The back or blind side of the application is also a worth mentioning topic and this how to use blind rivets guide offers the details. How new or old is the each type of rivets Technology? Take advantage of the latest technology improvements as they will provide superior performance. Please note how to use blind rivets guide provides the technology ratings for each rivet type. If you’re wondering how rivets work, this how to use blind rivets guide provides lots of useful and helpful information. The action videos brings real life situations to your screen and makes the how to use blind rivets guide more appealing. This may be the most informative how to use blind rivets guide on the net. We believe it’s important to provide customers with helpful information and this how to use blind rivets guide provides all the information you need to choose what type or types of rivets work best for you. Please utilize the following how to use blind rivets guide and comparison when choosing what type of rivet works best for you. This how to use blind rivets guide is our epicenter for informing customers what to expect for the rivet type you currently use or what may work better for you. For applications where tamper resistance is needed, Watch our “how to” video for Rivet Mates, two-piece compression rivets for material thickness up to 2″.