Rivet guns from Novus

Permanent connection with one-sided access.

Blind rivets are a special form of rivet that require access to only one (usually the outer) side of the component. We offer blind rivets in aluminium, steel and copper. So a suitable riveting material is available for every workpiece.

The right blind rivet for your material.

To be able to rivet two workpieces together, you need to know the material’s thickness and composition. Novus supplies aluminium, steel and copper blind rivets in various sizes for different applications.

Blindniete aus Aluminium
Aluminium rivets

For working with non-ferrous metals, plastics, lightweight materials, leather and fabrics.

go to the aluminium rivets

How to install
blind rivets correctly.

We'll show you step by step how best to use blind rivets
for blind rivet pliers.

Blindniet richtig setzen
1 Measure

Measure the material thickness and select the appropriate blind rivet from the tables below.

Blindniete mit Blindnietzange setzen
2 Drill hole

Drill a hole (0.1 mm larger in diameter than the blind rivet) into the parts to be joined.

Blindnietzangen Mundstück einführen
3 Loosen handle catch

Open the handle catch and insert the blind rivet mandrel into the mount.

Blindniete setzen mit Blindnietzange
4 Set the blind rivet shaft

Push the blind rivet shaft through the drill hole.

Blindniete setzen
5 Break off the rivet mandrel

Press handles together. Repeat the process until the mandrel breaks off.

Blindniet richtig eingesetzt
6 Done

The blind rivet is now in place.

Advantages of riveted joints


  • In comparison to screws, the advantage of blind rivets is that no thread is made in any of the components.
  • The connection is permanent and can only be broken by destroying it.
  • It only requires access to one (usually the outer) side of the component.
  • Setting a rivet is quick, easy and straightforward.
  • The quality of a form-fit blind rivet connection can be determined visually (without the need to measure) from the form of the closing head.

Blind rivets are ideal for many applications.

Blindniete zur Befestigung von Blechen
Fastening metal sheets

Our blind rivets are ideal for fastening sheet metal securely and quickly.

Schutzblech anbringen mit Blindniete von Novus
Fitting a mudguard

DIY-ers can use blind rivets for everyday jobs such as fitting mudguards.

Tasche neu vernieten mit Blindniete von Novus
Riveting a handbag

It is particularly worthwhile using blind rivets for straightforward jobs. Fitting new rivets on a handbag, for instance.

Material thickness.

This overview shows which blind rivet has the appropriate material thickness for riveting (depending on rivet diameter and length). This dimension is generally referred to as the clamping length (K).


  • Washers should be used when riveting soft materials such as leather or plastic.
  • To avoid contact corrosion, the workpiece and rivet should be made of the same material for metal joints.
  • The diameter of the hole should always be 0.1 mm larger than the diameter of the blind rivet.

Riveting pliers compared

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