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Fastener SuperStore Carries Four Unique Styles of Blind Rivets!
September 14, 2023
Dome Head Blind Rivets are the most commonly used & are often referred to as standard blind rivets. The head of the rivet is slightly rounded creating a small bump where it sits on the outer material that it is being used to join.
We carry dome head blind rivets in aluminum, stainless steel, steel & copper. The mandrel, which is the pin that is pulled from the rivet when it is installed, generally come in the same material, but we offer some aluminum and stainless options with a steel mandrel.
Large Flange Blind Rivets feature wider head flanges, and are the preferred choice when rivetting soft or brittle materials to rigid surfaces. They can also be used when the holes in the materials are not perfectly centered or round.
We carry large flange blind rivets in aluminum, stainless steel & steel. Steel rivets use steel mandrels, while aluminum & stainless options are offered with matching mandrel materials as well as steel mandrels.
Countersunk Head Blind Rivets feature a head in the opposite shape of a standard dome head blind rivet. The shape allows the head to rest flush with the surface of the top piece it is being used to rivet together, much like a flat head screw.
We carry countersunk blind rivets in aluminum, stainless steel & steel. Stanless and steel rivets both use steel mandrels, while aluminum versions are offered with aluminum or steel mandrels.
Closed End Blind Rivets are the choice when the back of the two materials being rivetted together is not accessible & must be kept weatherproof. Once installed, the rivet prevents seepage of liquid or gas through the rivet.
Some closed end blind rivets are offered with a countersunk head. We carry closed end blind rivets in aluminum, stainless steel & steel. Stanless and steel rivets both use matching stainless or steel mandrels, while aluminum versions are offered with aluminum or steel mandrels.