Huck Rivets

Huck Rivet. Magna-Lok is Australia's #1 structural rivet. 

Huck rivet Magna-lok is an adaptable fastener that is ideal for multiple material depths. A fast & easy to use heavy duty rivet with an internal locking system for vibration & moisture resistance. Huck rivet is available in steel, aluminium and stainless-steel; size 4.8 mm (3/16), 6.4 mm (1/4) & 9.5 mm (3/8). Check out the Huck structural rivet blog.  More info about Huck rivet range? Go to the article; Huck rivets & the 5 types. 

Huck Rivet FAQ.

What are Huck Rivet Magnalok?

Magna Lok® is Australia’s favourite Huck rivet due to flexibility with material depth. Magna-Lok rivet is a high performing high strength rivet with extended material grip range, along with Huck's unique 360 degrees internal locking mechanism ensuring great resistance to vibration and moisture without damaging the surface. A high performing structural blind rivet that will reduce inventory, cost, and labour.

Why use a Huck Rivet?

In challenging applications where vibration is an issue you will need a Huck® fasteners to provide a strong, reliable vibration-resistant solution. Huck® rivets are ideal in this application as they lower production costs with reduced assembly times that compare favourably to welding or a bolt and nut combo. So in critical load bearing applications with proven results your first choice should always be Huck® rivets.

Where are Huck rivets used?

Huck Rivets are great in heavy duty industrial applications where a strong secure vibration resistant solution is required for the fabrication of utility vehicles, utes, trucks, trains, truck trailers, and so much more. Including popular brands you know and trust such as Kenworth® trucks, Boeing®, Tesla®, and the Bushranger® defence vehicles. Magna-Lok® is the great all-rounder in the structural rivet category due to its versatility with material depth. This means one rivet can be very flexible with materials of varying depths. Huck rivets have been engineered to be a fast and easy fastener to install with an internal locking system that mechanically locks the pin into the sleeve, whilst embracing the material at the same time. 

How do Huck rivets work?

Huck® rivets work differently to general rivets, as there is an internal  mechanism that locks a portion of the pin (mandrel) inside the rivet's body. This creates an additional layer of material that assists in increasing the rivet's strength. 

How do you install a Huck rivet?

Installation of a structural rivet is similar to the standard rivet, the difference being the tool, as a structural rivet requires a Huck gun or a structural rivet gun, this is due to a standard rivet gun not having the power or the correct jaws to install structural rivets on a continual basis.

Installing a structural rivet; pre-drilling is required. Load rivet’s pin tail section into rivet gun. Insert rivets body into hole and activate gun. Upon activation the head of the rivet is pushed against the nose of the tool, whilst the tool pulls up the central pin. As a result, the body compresses, and expands on the blind side until it maxes out to approximately one and a half times the size of the original diameter. Resulting in a larger surface in which the two materials are effectively fastened together.

How do you remove a Huck® rivet?

Huck® rivet removal is straight forward with the right tools. This requires the destruction of the rivet, and the best method is to drill it. You will need, a drill, drill bit, long nose pliers, & safety accessories such as glasses and gloves.

Steps: Use your safety glass & gloves before starting the drilling process. Place the drill bit against the rivets’ center pin and drill through the body at a low but steady speed. Once drilling is completed, pull the rivet off with your long nose pliers. 

What's the difference between a Huck bolt and a Huck rivet?  

Essentially a Huck Bolt and a Huck rivet are both fasteners that are used to join two or more materials together. A Huck bolt is a two-piece fastener whilst a Huck rivet is a one-piece fastener. 

A Huck bolt is a two-part pin & collar assembly that becomes a single entity through a mechanical process. This occurs when a tool applies pressure to the collar and forces it into the grooves of the Huck bolt pin. See how Huck Bolts work here. 

A Huck rivet is a single fastener that is installed with a Huck tool or a special rivet gun. A structural rivet is composed of two components, a metal tube (body) & pin (mandrel). The pin is normally longer than the tube and designed to be pulled up through the tube whilst enlarging it in the process. This results in the rivet clamping the material. See how Huck structural rivets work here.

What's the difference between Monobolt® & Huck rivet?

These are popular brands of structural rivets that have many physical similarities, however their strength is a key difference. Magna-Lok® rivet is a much stronger rivet, in lab results the MagnaLok® outlasted the Monobolt® 20 to 1. Read more about these differences in our popular "Huck Rivet Magna-Lok® V's Avdel® Monobolt" blog article.