|Head Type:||Large Flange Head|
|Length Under Head:||8mm|
A Large Flange Rivet is also sometimes called an Oversize Rivet, Large Flange Pop Rivets, or simply Flange Rivets. This type of rivet has a larger head, allowing the load to be spread over a larger load-bearing area, making Large Flange Rivets a good choice for use with softer materials. Large Flange Pop Rivets come in a choice of steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
Blind Rivets are so-called because they can be used to fasten two items together without the operator needing to have access to the rear surface (the blind side) of the items being joined.
The rivet has a stem called a mandrel. The mandrel is inserted into a rivet gun and the protruding body of the rivet is then pushed into the hole and through the materials that are being fastened. The mandrel is then pulled back, forcing the sides of the rivet to expand outwards. When the rivet can expand no further the mandrel snaps off, leaving a neat and tidy finish on both surfaces.