The Beginner’s Guide to Tamper-Resistant Socket Screws

Not all socket cap screws require a standard Allen wrench to install and remove. While all feature a recessed hexagonal head, some of them are designed with a built-in security pin. Known as tamper-resistant socket screws, they are used in … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Tap Bolts

There are dozens of types of bolts. While you might be familiar with anchor bolts and hex bolts, there are many other bolt types available, such as tap. Tap bolts still feature a head and threaded shank, and they are … Read More

A Crash Course on Cube Connectors: What You Should Know

If you’re looking to join aluminum profiles, you may want to use cube connectors. They are simple, easy-to-use fasteners that are designed specifically for aluminum profiles. Here’s everything you need to know about cube connectors. What Are Cube Connectors? Cube … Read More

What Are Self-Drilling Screws and How Do They Work?

Some types of screws are easier to use than others. Self-drilling screws, for instance, eliminate the need for a pilot hole. You can use them to join wood, metal and even plastic. As you drive a self-drilling screw into an … Read More

What Are Milling Connectors and How Do They Work?

Connectors come in a variety of styles, one of which is milling. Milling connectors are used to join multiple parts of pieces — just like all connectors. However, they feature a unique design that distinguishes them from all other styles … Read More

Carriage Bolts vs Timber Bolts: What’s the Difference?

When most people think of fasteners, they envision bolts. Bolts feature external threading that attaches to external threading. You can secure two or more parts together by driving a bolt through them. To prevent the bolt from falling out, you … Read More

The 4 Types of Wing Nuts

Wing nuts offer a quick and easy way to fasten parts. Also known as butterfly nuts, they feature a pair of tabs on the side. The tabs are essentially “wings,” hence the name “wing nuts.” You can use these tabs … Read More