How a Countersunk Rivet Works
Whenever you are using countersunk rivets, you will need to use them on a smooth surface. They need to be used on places where joining pieces relies on the flat surfaces that they are on. You will find that whenever you are working on a flat surface that these types of rivets work best.
Where They Are Used
Typically, rivets are used for larger construction projects. Things such as sky scrapers and bridges as well as aircraft are usually put together thanks to rivets. Countersunk rivets are used for these areas where there is a smooth surface.
When joining countersunk rivets, you can do so with hot or cold riveting. Hot riveting is done when the rivets are heated before use. The rivets are refrigerated before use with cold riveting.
Pros and Cons
Countersunk rivets are easy to use and inexpensive. They are also lightweight and durable. However, they cannot be disassembled.