What size drill bit do I use for a 3/16 Rivet?

Rivet Diameter (inches) Recommended Drill Sizes Hole Diameter Limits
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
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.

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