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:
- Stainless Steel
How to measure tinner rivets
Wire Range: .084 to .242
Tinner rivet chart
|Nominal Size Number|
|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.