Rivet Diameter (inches) |
Recommended Drill Sizes |
Hole Diameter Limits |
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Maximum | ||

1/8 | #30 (0.128) | 0.135 |

5/32 | #21 (0.159) #20 (0.161) | 0.171 |

3/16 |
#11 (0.191) #10 (0.194) | 0.202 |

Similarly, you may ask, how do I know what size rivet to use?

The length of the **rivet** should be equal to the thickness of both objects you are fastening, plus 1.5 times the diameter of the **rivet’s** stem. For example, a 1/2-inch diameter **rivet** being used to fasten two one-inch thick plates will have to be 2 3/4 inches long.

Also Know, what size is a #11 drill bit? Drill sizes to 1″ diameter

Drill sizes to 1″ diameter Legend Fractional Inch Letter Drill Millimeters Number Drill | ||
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Millimeters | Inches | Designation |

5.1054mm | .201″ | # 7 |

5.1594mm | .203125″ | 13/64″ |

5.1816mm | .204″ | # 6 |

Thereof, what size is a rivet?

The first number refers to the diameter of the **rivet** in 32nds of an inch. The second number refers to the maximum grip length in 16ths of an inch. Therefore a **size** 45 **rivet** is 4/32″ (1/8″) diameter with a 5/16″ maximum grip range. The same as our previous examples.

Are rivets stronger than screws?

**Screws** (wood and sheet metal) are **stronger than rivets** of the same diameter because they have more cross section, but they have little backing area.