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Long Rivets


Rivets are great for fastening and decorating many craft projects, especially those using smooth or suede leather, denim, canvas or any material that is too heavy for sewing.
  • Nickel finish
  • 144 per package
  • Double capped
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Rivets are ideal for supporting shear and tensile loads, as well as watertight applications. Just what is a rivet? A rivet is a mechanical fastener consisting of a smooth, cylindrical shaft with a head. Upon installation, the end of the shaft expands, creating a “shop head” and fastening objects in place.

When installed the rivet is either drilled, placed or punched into a hole, afterwards the tail is then deformed, holding the rivet in place.

The rivet is deformed by pounding or smashing of the tail, which makes the material flatter and usually causes the tail to be expanded by about one and a half times the size of the stem’s original diameter.

When finished the tail has the appearance of a dumbbell shape completing the riveted joint.

Riveting can create either lap or butt joints with a variety of different rivet configurations, including single, double and zig-zag formations.