How to Avoid Cross-Threading Fasteners

Have you ever tried to install a screw or bolt, only for the threads to become misaligned? A phenomenon known as cross-threading, it’s a serious problem that can leave the fastened parts loose and vulnerable to damage. Threaded fasteners like … Read More

What Are Machine Screw Nuts?

If you’re going to fasten two or more objects together with a machine screw, you should consider using a machine screw nut. Nuts, of course, are used in conjunction with screws and bolts. They feature interior threading that mates with … Read More

Toggle Wing Anchors vs Traditional Wall Anchors: What’s the Difference?

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Barrel Nuts vs Traditional Threaded Nuts: What’s the Difference?

Nuts are one of the most common types of threaded fasteners. They are typically used in conjunction with a bolt to join two or more parts. Nuts feature internal threading, whereas bolts feature external threading. After driving a bolt through … Read More

What Causes Stripped Screws?

Have you ever tried to remove a screw, only for your screwdriver to spin freely in the screw’s head? Most screws have a recess in the head. You can tighten or loosen them by placing a screwdriver in this recess … Read More

What Are Dog Set Screws and How Do They Work?

Screws are available in many different styles. While most feature a uniform shape consisting of a cylindrical body with exterior threading, others feature a smooth tip that extends out from the threaded body. Known as dog set screws, they are … Read More

Connection Plates: An Easy Way to Join Aluminum Profiles

Connection plates offer a simple and convenient way to join aluminum profiles. Also known as profile connectors, they are commonly used in framework applications. If you regularly work with aluminum profiles, you may want to use connection plates to join … Read More