Blind rivets are mainly used when access to the joint is only available from one side. Blind rivets (pop rivet) are tubular and are supplied with a mandrel (nail) through the center. The rivet is placed in a predrilled hole parts which needs to be joined and a specially designed tool is used to draw the mandrel into the rivet. This expands the blind end of the rivet and the mandrel snaps. A tight joint formed by the rivet body remains.

Advantage of Blind Rivets :

Blind rivets are used without the need for access at the back of the work. However there are many additional advantages that make blind rivets the most logical choice in numerous applications as compared with other fasteners.

  • » Costs are often lower than those of other fasteners because of their speed and ease of application.
  • » Fast assembly, because blind rivets can be set in seconds. Low cost, lightweight, easily portable tools manual or power tools are easy to take to the work place, reduce operator fatigue, and minimize capital expenditure.
  • » Strong, reliable fastenings, independent of operator skill.
  • » Vibration-proof assembly, blind rivets won't back out or vibrate loose and fallout like threaded fasteners.
  • » No dents, dimpling or wrench marks on the surface of usage.
  • » Blind rivets hold securely in thin or thick, soft or hard materials, ideal for dissimilar materials. They are first choice for plastics and other easily damaged components.