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Semi-Tubular Rivets

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Semi-tubular rivets (also known as tubular rivets) are essentially the same as solid rivets, but with a shallow hole at the tip, opposite the head. This hole causes the tubular portion of the rivet (around the hole) to roll outward when force is applied. This reduces the amount of force needed for installation—tubular rivets require roughly ¼ the force of solid rivets.

Semi-tubular rivets are often the preferred rivet style for joints where movement is required (pivot points), because the rivet material only swells at the tail. Common applications for tubular rivets include light fixtures, HVAC ducts, electronics, ladders, and brakes, among many others.

Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet carries a huge inventory of semi-tubular rivets, in a variety of sizes, materials, and head styles. Follow the links below to find tubular rivets for your project, request a quote, or contact us to learn more.

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Semi-Tubular Rivets for All Applications

Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet is your #1 source for tubular rivets. Our inventory includes a range of materials, head styles, diameters, and standard lengths (from 1/16” to 2-15/16”). If we don’t have the semi-tubular rivets you need, they probably don’t exist! 

See individual product listings for additional information and specifications.

Semi-Tubular Rivet Options

  • Lengths: 1/16” to 2-15/16”
  • Body diameters: 1/16” to 3/8”; 0.085”/0.089” and 0.095”/0.099”
  • Head diameters: 5/64” to 23/32”
  • Head styles: Flat, oval, pan, truss

Semi-Tubular Rivet Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Nickel-plated brass
  • Copper
  • Steel (plain finish)
  • Zinc-plated steel
  • 18-8 stainless steel
  • 430 stainless steel

Semi Tubular Rivet Specifications

DIMENSION "L" DETERMINED BY APPLICATION

Nom.
Shank
Diameter
Shank Diameter
D
Head
Style
Head Diameter
A
Head Thickness
H
Hole
Diameter
B
Hole
Depth
C
Suggested
Clinch
Allowance
Hole Dia.
in
Assembly
Min. Max. Basic Tol. Basic Tol. Min. Max
1/16 0.058 0.061 Oval 0.109 ± .005 0.017 ± .002 0.039 0.044 0.046 0.040 0.067
1/16 0.058 0.061 Truss 0.125 ± .005 0.017 ± .002 0.039 0.044 0.046 0.040 0.067
3/32 0.085 0.089 Oval 0.147 ± .005 0.023 ± .003 0.062 0.068 0.064 0.045 0.093
3/32 0.085 0.089 Truss 0.187 + .005 0.023 ± .003 0.062 0.068 0.064 0.045 0.093
3/32 0.095 0.099 Oval 0.156 ± .005 0.023 ± .003 0.070 0.076 0.077 0.050 0.100
3/32 0.095 0.099 Truss 0.187 ± .005 0.029 ± .003 0.070 0.076 0.077 0.050 0.100
1/8 0.118 0.123 Oval 0.218 ± .005 0.034 ± .004 0.084 0.090 0.094 0.075 0.128
1/8 0.118 0.123 Truss 0.281 ± .005 0.034 ± .004 0.084 0.090 0.094 0.075 0.128
9/64 0.141 0.146 Oval 0.234 ± .005 0.040 ± .005 0.100 0.107 0.126 0.092 0.152
9/64 0.141 0.146 Truss 0.312 ± .006 0.040 ± .005 0.100 0.107 0.126 0.092 0.152
5/32 0.151 0.156 Oval 0.312 ±..006 0.046 ±..005 0.110 0.117 0.155 0.096 0.165
5/32 0.151 0.156 Truss 0.328 ± .006 0.046 ± .005 0.110 0.117 0.155 0.096 0.165
3/16 0.182 0.188 Oval 0.312 ±..006 0.060 ±..005 0.134 0.141 0.155 0.120 0.196
3/16 0.182 0.188 Truss 0.375 ±..006 0.060 ±..005 0.134 0.141 0.155 0.120 0.196
1/4 0.244 0.252 Oval 0.437 ± .007 0.068 ± .007 0.176 0.184 0.219 0.157 0.265
1/4 0.244 0.252 Truss 0.500 ± .007 0.078 ± .007 0.176 0.184 0.219 0.157 0.265
5/16 0.302 0.310 Oval 0.500 ± .008 0.093 ± .007 0.211 0.219 0.243 0.188 0.328
5/16 0.302 0.310 Truss 0.562 ± .008 0.093 ± .007 0.211 0.219 0.243 0.188 0.328
3/8 0.370 0.380 Oval 0.500 ± .008 0.125 ± .007 0.276 0.286 0.281 0.219 0.390
3/8 0.370 0.380 Truss 0.750 ± .010 0.156 ± .007 0.276 0.286 0.281 0.219 0.390

Note: Special Sizes or Tolerances Quoted upon request.

Note: Not responsible for errors in data tables. Please check with our sales department to confirm specs.

Length (“L” dimension) determined by application. See below for more.

What Length of Tubular Rivet Do I Need?

  1. View the diagram below
  2. Find the required body diameter (“D” dimension)
  3. Add the “Suggested Clinch Allowance” value to the total thickness of the material(s) you're working with. This will give you the approximate length you need.

Example: If you’re using a ¼” body diameter, add 0.157” to the your total thickness to find the approximate required length.

Note: Please check with our sales department to confirm your specifications. We are not responsible for errors in the data table above.

Contact Us for the Semi-Tubular Rivets You Need

With our extensive selection, competitive prices, and fast deliveries, we are your #1 source for semi-tubular rivets. Order tubular rivets for your application, request a quote, or contact Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet for more information.