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Understanding Rivet Codes

Standard Rivet codes look like this:

72AS-0402

Understanding these codes will help you to find the correct rivet quickly, either by navigating through categories, or by using the search box.


Rivet Head

72AS-0402

The first two numbers denote the rivet head, as follows:

NumberRivet Head
72 Countersunk (CSK)
73 Dome

Composition / Modification

72AS-0402

These letters denote the composition of the rivet and any modifications, as follows:

CodeHeadMandrelHead
AA Aluminium Aluminium  
AS Aluminium Carbon Steel  
ASL Aluminium Carbon Steel Large Flange
SS Carbon Steel Carbon Steel  
SSL Carbon Steel Carbon Steel Large Flange
STST Stainless Steel Stainless Steel  
STSTL Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Large Flange
TST Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Sealed End

Diameter / Grip Range

72AS-0402

These numbers represent the diameter and grip range of the rivet.

 

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Diameter

72AS-0402

The first 2 digits represent the diameter of the rivet head in 1/32"

for example, 04 = 4/32" or 1/8" (= 3.2mm)

 

Grip

72AS-0402

The second 2 digits represent the maximum grip length in 1/16"

for example, 02 = 2/16" or 1/8" (= 3.2mm)

 

DiameterGripDiameter (mm)Grip Min (mm)Grip Max (mm)
03 02 2.40 1.60 3.20
03 03 2.40 3.20 4.80
03 04 2.40 4.80 6.40
04 02 3.20 1.60 3.20
04 03 3.20 3.20 4.80
04 04 3.20 4.80 6.40
04 05 3.20 6.40 7.90
04 06 3.20 7.90 9.50
04 08 3.20 9.50 12.70
04 01 3.20 - 1.60
04 10 3.20 12.70 15.90
04 12 3.20 15.90 19.00
05 02 3.20 1.60 3.20
05 04 4.00 1.60 3.20
05 03 4.00 3.20 4.80
05 05 4.00 6.40 7.90
05 06 4.00 7.90 9.50
05 08 4.00 9.50 12.70
05 01 4.00 - 1.60
05 10 4.00 12.70 15.90
05 12 4.00 15.90 19.00
05 16 4.00 21.50 26.50
06 02 4.80 1.60 3.20
06 03 4.80 3.20 4.80
06 04 4.80 4.80 6.40
06 06 4.80 7.90 9.50
06 08 4.80 9.50 12.70
06 10 4.80 12.70 15.90
06 12 4.80 15.90 19.00
06 05 4.80 6.40 7.90
06 14 4.80 19.00 22.20
06 16 4.80 22.20 25.40
06 18 4.80 24.00 29.00
06 20 4.80 25.40 34.90
06 22 4.80 29.00 34.00
06 26 4.80 34.00 39.00
06 29 4.80 39.00 44.00
08 04 6.40 4.80 6.40
08 06 6.40 6.40 9.50
08 08 6.40 9.50 12.70
08 10 6.40 13.00 15.90
08 12 6.40 16.00 19.00
08 16 6.40 19.00 25.00
08 19 6.40 25.40 29.50
08 22 6.40 29.50 35.00
08 02 6.40 1.60 3.20
10 06 7.80 4.00 9.50
10 08 7.80 9.50 12.50
10 10 7.80 12.50 16.50
10 12 7.80 16.50 20.50
10 16 7.80 20.50 24.50
10 18 7.80 24.50 29.50
10 21 7.80 29.50 34.50