How big should the hole be for a rivet?

How big should the hole be for a rivet?

4-6 thousandths of an inch
Ideally, a rivet should be placed in a hole which is 4-6 thousandths of an inch larger in diameter. This allows the rivet to be easily and fully inserted, then make the rivet expand, tightly fill the gap and maximize strength.

What drill would you use to install a 1/8 rivet?

Rivet Application Tables and Installation Practice per. MIL-R-47196

Rivet Diameter (inches) Recommended Drill Sizes Hole Diameter Limits
3/32 #40 (0.098) 0.093
1/8 #30 (0.128) 0.125
5/32 #21 (0.159) #20 (0.161) 0.156

What size pop rivet do I need for a 6MM hole?

The length of the rivet should be equal to the thickness of both objects you are fastening, plus 1.5 times the diameter of the rivet’s stem. 3/32” (2MM) FOR UP TO 3/32” (2MM) THICKNESS. 1/8” (3MM) FOR UP TO 1/8” (3MM) THICKNESS. 1/4” (6MM) FOR UP TO 1/4” (6MM) THICKNESS.

What is a 1/8 rivet?

1/8″ diameter, 0.251″ – 0.312″ This is a rivet with a 1/8 inch diameter body and a grip range of 0.251 inches to 0.312 inches. The same rivet would be notated in fractions as: 1/8″ diameter, 1/4″ – 5/16″ Occasionally you may see rivets referred to by only the diameter and maximum grip.

What size hole do I need for a 1/8 rivet?

Table 1.

Nom. Rivet Dia. Hole Size Drill No.
1/8 0.129 – 0.133 #30
5/32 0.160 – 0.164 #20
3/16 0.192 – 0.196 #11
1/4 0.257 – 0.261 F

How much weight can a 1/8 rivet hold?

600 – 800 lbs.
Steel Rivet/Steel Body– 1/8: 600 – 800 lbs.; 5/32: 750 – 1000 lbs.; 3/16: 1150 – 1450 lbs.

Why are rivets no longer used?

Indeed, the latest steel construction specifications published by AISC (the 14th Edition) no longer covers their installation. The reason for the change is primarily due to the expense of skilled workers required to install high strength structural steel rivets.

What size rivets to use?

A general rule is that the rivet should have a diameter of at least three times the thickness of the thickest sheet that is being joined. According to the military standard, so the bucked counter head diameter of the rivet joint must be larger than 1.4 times the diameter of the shank.

What are solid rivet sizes available?

Solid Rivet Options Standard body diameter: 1/16″ to 9/32″ Large body diameter: 1/2″ to 1-3/4″ Length: 3/32″ to 8-1/2″ 11 head styles available

How are rivets measured?

Rivet diameters are commonly measured in ​1⁄32-inch increments and their lengths in ​1⁄16-inch increments, expressed as “dash numbers” at the end of the rivet identification number. A “dash 3 dash 4” (XXXXXX-3-4) designation indicates a ​3⁄32-inch diameter and ​4⁄16-inch (or ​1⁄4-inch) length.