- RIVET/PUNKRivet BeltA rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed, a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite to the head is called the tail. On installation, the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. In other words, pounding creates a new "head" on the other end by smashing the "tail" material flatter, resulting in a rivet that is roughly a dumbbell shape. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tailFastenings used in traditional wooden boat building, such as copper nails and clinch bolts, work on the same principle as the rivet but were in use long before the term rivet was introduced and, where they are remembered, are usually classified among nails and bolts respectively.There are a number of types of rivets·Solid/round head rivets·Semi-tubular rivets·Blind rivets·Flush rivet·Rivet alloysThere are several methods for installing solid rivets·Manual with hammer and handset or bucking bar·Pneumatic hammers·Hand held squeezers·Riveting machines·Pin hammer, rivet setRivet Belt are made with most advanced machines maintaining quality, Our rivets / eyelets are electroplated and guaranteed to be lead & nickel free. Customers have option to choose from variety of designs.
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