SOLID RIVETS DIMENSIONS - FLAT, COUNTERSUNK, BUTTON, PAN, TRUSS, TINNERS, COOPERS AND BELT RIVETS

Dimensions of flat head, flat countersunk head, button head, pan head, truss head tinners, coopers and belt rivets are given in the following solid rivet dimensions chart according to ANSI B18.1.1-1972 "Small Solid Rivets (7/16 Inch Nominal Diameter and Smaller)" standard. Small solid rivets are rivets with 7/16 inch nominal diameter and smaller.

Some important notes from the ANSI B18.1.1:

- Head dimensions given in this page are applicable to rivets produced by cold heading process.

- Rivets except countersunk head type shall be furnished with a definite fillet under the head. The radius of fillet shall not be larger than 10 % of max shank dia. or 0.03 inch, which is the smaller.

- Suitable Materials of solid rivets: Steel - ASTM Standard A31, Grade A, SAE J430, Grade 0, other materials - may also be made from stainless steel, brass, aluminum.

- Finish: Unless specified, rivets shall be supplied unplated or uncoated.

- Unless otherwise specified, rivets shall have plain sheared ends. Where requested by user, rivets with standard header points shall be provided.

- Designation: Nominal Size - Length - Type of Rivet - Material - Finish (if required). Ex: 1/4 x 1 1/4 Flat Head Small Solid Rivet; Zinc Plated, .125 x .500 Button Head Small Solid Rivet; Pointed, Aluminum.


Calculator:

INPUT PARAMETERS
Nominal size or basic shank diameter
(For the selection of Flat Head, Flat Countersunk Head, Button Head, Pan Head and Truss Head Rivets
Rivet Size Number (For the selection of Tinners and Coopers Rivets) Note 6
Rivet Size Number (For the selection of Belt Rivets) Note 7

 


FLAT HEAD RIVETS
Dimensions of Flat Head Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Max Min Max Min Max Min
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FLAT COUNTERSUNK HEAD RIVETS
Dimensions of Flat Countersunk Head Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Max Min MaxNote 2 MinNote 3 RefNote 4
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BUTTON HEAD RIVETS
Dimensions of Button Head Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Head
Radius (R)
Max Min Max Min Max Min Approx.
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PAN HEAD RIVETS
Dimensions of Pan Head Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Head
Corner
Radius
(R1)
Head
Side
Radius
(R2)
Head
Crown
Radius
(R3)
Max Min Max Min Max  Min Approx. Approx. Approx.
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TRUSS HEAD RIVETS Note 5
Dimensions of Truss Head Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Head
Radius (R)
Max Min Max Min Max Min Approx.
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TINNERS RIVETS
Dimensions of Tinners Rivets
RESULTS
Rivet Size Number Note 6 Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Rivet
Length (L)
Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min
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COOPERS RIVETS
Dimensions of Coopers Rivets
RESULTS
Rivet Size Number Note 6 Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Point
Diameter
(P)
Point
Length
(Q)
Rivet
Length (L)
Max Min Max Min Max Min Nom Nom Max Min
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BELT RIVETS
Dimensions of Belt Rivets
RESULTS
Rivet Size Number Note 7 Shank
Diameter (E)
Head
Diameter (A)
Head
Height (H)
Point
Diameter
(P)
Point
Length
(Q)
Max Min Max Min Max Min Nom Nom
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STANDARD HEADER POINTS FOR SMALL SOLID RIVETS
Dimensions of Standard Header Points for Small Solid Rivets
RESULTS
Nominal Size or
Basic Shank Diameter
Point Diameter (P) Point Length (Q) Nominal Shank Length
ApproxNote 8 ApproxNote 8 Max Note 9
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Note 1: Dimensions are in inches.
Note 2: Sharp edged head. Maximum value is calculated on basic diameter of rivet and 92° angle extended to a sharp edge.
Note 3: Rounded or flat edged irregular shaped head.
Note 4: Head height is given for reference purposes only. Variations in head height are controlled by the head and shank diameters and angle of the head.
Note 5: Previously designated as a wagon box rivet.
Note 6: Size numbers in ounces and pounds refer to the approximate weight of 1000 rivets.
Note 7: Size number refers to the Stubs iron wire gage number of the stock used in the shank of the rivet.
Note 8: No standard tolerances for point dimensions are identified.
Note 9: Header points normally apply to these nominal shank lengths or shorter. The pointing of longer shank lengths may require machining to the dimensions specified.

Reference:
  • ANSI B18.1.1-1972, Small Solid Rivets (7/16 Inch Nominal Diameter and Smaller)