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  • What Are Set Screws?

    What Are Set Screws?0

    When most people think of screws, they envision traditional threaded fasteners with a pointed tip and a head. Screws are available in a variety of materials, sizes and specifications. While most of them feature this traditional design, though, some of them feature an alternative design. There are set screws, for instance, that are devoid of

  • Minor vs Major Thread Diameter of Fasteners

    Minor vs Major Thread Diameter of Fasteners0

    Not all screws are the same. While all screws have a pointed end and a threaded shaft, they are available in different sizes. In addition to different lengths, you can find screws in different thread diameters. There are minor and major thread diameters, however. Both of these specifications refer to the size of a screw’s

  • How to Keep Screws From Stripping

    How to Keep Screws From Stripping0

    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

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Yoke Ends

    The Beginner’s Guide to Yoke Ends0

    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

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

    Drywall Anchors: How They Work and When to Use Them0

    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

  • Screw Pitch vs Lead: What’s the Difference

    Screw Pitch vs Lead: What’s the Difference0

    Screws are one of the most common types of fasteners. Consisting of a threaded shank with a head on the top and a tip on the bottom, they are used to secure multiple objects together. When shopping for screws, however, you may come across the terms “pitch” and “lead.” They are specifications that reflect certain