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Cost-effective and efficient method of attaching metal to wood or other soft material without through holes.

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The Avdel T-Lok® rivet provides an efficient and cost effective method of attaching metal to wood or another soft material. The T-Lok rivet does not break through the back substrate, yet has a large rivet tail bearing area inside the material, giving this rivet an excellent pull-out force.

Key features and benefits

  • 'Peel-type' tail formation makes it ideal for joining metal to wood, board or low density plastic
  • Large bearing surface expands into blind hole providing superior pull-out force
  • Ideal replacement for wood screws or self-tapping screws
  • Multi-grip capability accommodates wide variations in material thickness

Assembly materials

T-Lok® can be used to fasten:

  • Metal to low density plastic
  • Metal to wood rear sheet

Assembly applications

  • Garage doors
  • Furniture


  • Sizes: 4.3mm (5/32") and 4.8mm (3/16")
  • Materials: Steel
  • Headforms: Dome
T-Lok® - Series
Material Headform Series
Steel DomeT-Lok BM01


>>> POP Avdel Breakstem Systems Catalog (7 MB)


Surface finish options

If you are looking for other surface finish options than shown in the above datasheets please download our
>>> Surface Finishes and Fastener Matrix for Breakstem Systems
This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".
Customised Designs

We can design and manufacture breakstem fasteners with a wide variety of forms and finishes to meet your unique assembly requirements. Please refer to this page to find examples of our customised capabilities:
>>> Breakstem Fasteners & Sealing Plugs - Customised Designs

Installation Equipment

The T-Lok fastener can be installed using e. g. the Genesis® nG2, part of the new Genesis® range. 


Tool Selection
Follow this link to find the tools suitable for your breakstem fastener:
>>> Placing Capablity Genesis® nG Tools

Nose Equipment Selection

Follow this link to find the correct nose equipment for your breakstem fastener:

>>> Nose Equipment Genesis® nG Tools

For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative or use our tool manuals:
>>> Tool Manuals

Complementary Information

Genesis® Range
New high performance, lightweight hydro-pneumatic handtools for breakstem rivets.

T-Lok® Part Numbers

0BM01-00510 0BM01-00512 0BM01-00520 0BM01-00522 0BM01-00614 0BM01-00620