Tinner Rivets

Tinner Rivet Plain Steel

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.

Tinner rivet head styles

Prairie Rivet manufactures tinner rivets with a variety of head styles: 

  • Oval Head Rivets
  • Truss Head Rivets
  • Flat Head Rivets

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 chart

Tinner Rivet Technical Drawing
Nominal Size Number

Shank Diameter


Head Diameter


Head Height


8oz0.091 - 0.0850.225 - 0.2050.036 - 0.024
10oz0.097 - 0.910.25 - 0.230.037 - 0.025
14oz0.111 - 0.1050.276 - 0.2550.038 - 0.026
1.25 #0.122 - 0.1160.295 - 0.2750.045 - 0.033
2 #0.146 - 0.140.341 - 0.3190.05 - 0.036
2.5 #0.15 - 0.1440.311 - 0.2890.069 - 0.055
3 #0.163 - 0.1540.329 - 0.3030.073 - 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. 

Ready to start your next rivet order?  Order the solid rivets you need, request a quote, or contact us to talk with a member of our Prairie Rivet team to learn more.  We will be happy to assist you.

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