Brazier head variety offers a greater bearing surface area than the universal head. The rivets with the grip range of an inch or greater may be used for fastening into masonry.
Countersunk flat head style provides a smooth offside surface with sufficient clearance for moving parts that pass over the rivet head.
The liner head variety is designed specifically to be used to attached plywood or plastic liners in truck trailers.
The universal head is the most versatile variety of drive pin, giving the neat, finished look of the brazier but with a lower head profile.