Plastic Rivet

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 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. In other words, pounding creates a new "head" on the other end by smashing the "tail" material flatter,

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When riveting the round head require 1-1/2 diameters of stock to form the head. It also works with the rose head as follows.

The first step is to heat the rivet in the forge or with a torch. Most of us heat the shank of the rivet with a torch. Then upset the rivet with one hard sharp blow.

Types of Rivets:

1. Button Head or plain round head
2. High Button, I've never seen these
3. Cone Head
4. Pan Head

 Flat Top Countersunk Head Rivet
6. Round Top Countersunk Head
7. Truss or Wagon Box Head
8. Tinners Rivet



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