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  • How to Keep Screws From Stripping

    How to Keep Screws From Stripping

    • September 17, 2021

    Have you ever tried to remove a screw, only to discover that it’s stripped? You aren’t alone. Stripped screws are a common occurrence. Stripping is characterized by damage to a screw’s head recess. When the head recess becomes worn or otherwise damaged, it may no longer support a screwdriver bit. You might be able to

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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Yoke Ends

    The Beginner’s Guide to Yoke Ends

    • September 16, 2021

    Yoke ends are commonly used in conjunction with a cable or rod to lift heavy objects. These U-shaped fasteners come with clevis and clotter pin. The clevis is inserted through the holes of a yoke end, after which it’s secured with the clotter pin. This simple design makes yoke ends a popular fastening mechanism for

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  • Drywall Anchors: How They Work and When to Use Them

    Drywall Anchors: How They Work and When to Use Them

    • September 16, 2021

    Screws are commonly used to fasten objects to walls. Whether you’re installing shelves, a coat rack, a mirror, framed pictures, etc., you may want to use a set of screws. Unfortunately, screws alone may not be sufficient. Depending on where exactly the objects are installed, drywall anchors may be required. What Are Drywall Anchors? Also

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  • Nitrite vs Silicone Seals: Which Is Best?

    Nitrite vs Silicone Seals: Which Is Best?

    • September 16, 2021

    Nitrite and silicone are two of the most common materials in which seals are made. Whether you’re shopping for O-rings or gaskets, you can probably find them in these materials. Based on their appearance alone, nitrite and silicone seals may look the same. They are both semi-elastic with similar physical properties. Nonetheless, there are differences

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  • What Are Flexible Magnets Made Of?

    What Are Flexible Magnets Made Of?

    • September 10, 2021

    Not all magnets are hard and rigid. Some of them are flexible. Known as flex magnets, they offer a higher level of customization than their hard and rigid counterparts. Flexible magnets can be easily customized thanks to their flexible properties. They support cutting and drilling, as well as other manufacturing processes, to offer a superior

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  • What Are Offset Lever Arms?

    What Are Offset Lever Arms?

    • September 9, 2021

    When shopping for lever arms, you may notice that some of them aren’t straight. This isn’t a design flaw. Rather, some lever arms are intentionally angled at or near the middle. Known as offset lever arms, they are used in many same applications as conventional lever arms. Offset lever arms are used to manually control

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