One of the oldest fasteners around, solid rivets actually date back to the Bronze Age! Solid rivets consist of a shaft and a head and are used in the aircraft, manufacturing and locomotive industries because they can withstand weather and high impact (some are even corrosion and moisture resistant). To apply rivets, simply load them into the rivet gun, ensure the rivet is placed properly, squeeze the handles of the riveter together until you hear a snapping sound. That means your rivet is firmly in place. Choose from a wide variety of rivets in many lengths and diameters to fit most every job.