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Zenair Blind Rivets

From $0.14 to $0.42
Description Part Number Price Buy
ZENAIR BLIND RIVET 1/8"
12-05538
$0.14
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ZENAIR BLIND RIVET 5/32"
12-05539
$0.20
Quantity
3/16" DOMED HEAD BLIND RIVETS
12-05540
$0.42
Quantity
3/32" BLIND RIVETS DOMED HEAD RIVET
12-05541
$0.20
Quantity
5/32" 0512 STAINLESS STEEL RIVET 3-5mm GRIP
12-05542
$0.39
Quantity
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Overview

The Zenith blind rivets are made from quality alloys, and are batch tested by Zenith Aircraft Company for shear strength before being shipped.

These rivets are corrosion resistant, and the stem becomes locked in after being set. Also, not many different lengths are required for different diameters or thicknesses. In the Assembly Instructions, they are designated as A4 (1/8) and A5 (5/32).

They have a design shear strength of 130 lbs. and 220 lbs. respectively. Use only Zenith rivets supplied with the kit.

Zenith Aircraft Company has developed a unique process for setting blind rivets, which requires custom rivet heads. The process uses flush-type rivets, where the flush rivet head is formed into a domed-head by the riveting process. This provides an permanent tight finish to all set rivets. To accomplish this, the riveter heads must be ground (machined) with a concave dome (see diagram). Only 1/8" (A4) and 5/32" (A5) rivets are required to assemble the kit.

Zenair blind rivets for the ZENAIR Riveting System
ZENAIR blind (or pulled) rivets have been used to construct the all-metal Chris Heintz designs since the 1970s, and make riveting a quick and easy process! The ZENAIR riveting system forms the rivet head as the blind rivet is pulled, providing a low profile dome finish and high shear strength. Fast installation, simple tools and low cost make this a popular riveting system with homebuilders!
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Reviews

A good product.

Boyd E Verified Purchase

5/32" 0512 STAINLESS STEEL RIVET 3-5mm GRIP

July 19, 2022

Michael B Verified Purchase

ZENAIR BLIND RIVET 1/8"

November 23, 2021

I was glad to find the Zenair rivets in the USA and not have to get them from the factory in Canada. Unfortunately the A4 and A5 rivets dont show up when you search Zenair. Three other rivets came up in that search, but not these two, which are the most common Zenair rivets.

Phillip N Verified Purchase

ZENAIR BLIND RIVET 1/8"

October 16, 2021

Super

Besnik L Verified Purchase

5/32" 0512 STAINLESS STEEL RIVET 3-5mm GRIP

September 12, 2021

Good product.

Boyd E Verified Purchase

ZENAIR BLIND RIVET 5/32"

June 17, 2021

Good product.

Boyd E Verified Purchase

3/16" DOMED HEAD BLIND RIVETS

June 17, 2021

Glad these are made available, Paypal, Canada Post fast easy and good shipping price from Spruce!

Mark S
August 31, 2020

Rivets are great. used them in a zenith as per the plans and are perfect. A&S service was awesome.

Leo
July 6, 2020

good quality

Darrin T
April 23, 2020

Exactly what I needed. Gets the job done with the specially machined rivet heads fo Zenith aircraft.

Ray W
March 31, 2019

Q&A

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Q: Are these Zenair blind rivets made of aluminum alloy or stainless steel?

These are made of 6061T6 aluminum.

Q: Are these the same rivets as avex?

Yes. Per they vendor they are Avex rivets. Avex is a large rivet manufacturer, and these Avex rivets were specifically selected by Zenith. I'm not sure what Avex model/part number they use.

Q: Do they have countersunk heads?

Yes these are countersunk.

Q: which ones are the 1/8 ....#30 rivets ?

12-05538 would be the 1/8 inch rivet.

Q: What is the angle of the counter sink heads?

Per Vendor: We just use a flat head to pull the A3 rivets and not a countersunk head. The A3s are used for the nutplates and will be a flush rivet.

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