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Tinner rivets, tinner’s rivets, or tinman’s rivets get their names from being most often used to join together pieces of thin sheet metal. These solid, flat-headed rivets with relatively short lengths, can be found frequently used in HVAC applications.

How tinner rivets work: For installation, a tinner rivet is inserted from the underside of the workpiece through a pre-drilled hole.

The flathead should be placed on top of an anvil or similarly large, flat, sturdy surface. From there, a rivet set is placed on the shaft or shank end of the rivet.

The rivet set is then struck with a hammer to flatten the shaft, creating a second, round head that holds the joined materials in place.

Common Materials Used For Tinner Rivets

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Monel

How To Measure Tinner Rivets

Wire Range: .084 to .242

Tinner Rivet Charts

Nominal Size Number Shank Diameter Head Diameter Head Height
8oz 0.091 - 0.085 0.225 - 0.205 0.036 - 0.024
10oz 0.097 - 0.91 0.25 - 0.23 0.037 - 0.025
14oz 0.111 - 0.105 0.276 - 0.255 0.038 - 0.026
1.25 # 0.122 - 0.116 0.295 - 0.275 0.045 - 0.033
2 # 0.146 - 0.14 0.341 - 0.319 0.05 - 0.036
2.5 # 0.15 - 0.144 0.311 - 0.289 0.069 - 0.055
3 # 0.163 - 0.154 0.329 - 0.303 0.073 - 0.059

As A Full-Service Rivet Company

We offer rivets in a range of sizes and materials to meet the needs of your fastener application.
  • Tinners Rivets
  • Blind Rivets
  • Mil-Spec
  • Shoulder Rivets
  • Self Piercing Rivets
  • Countersunk Head Rivets
  • Custom Rivets

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