Common fastener problems to avoid

Many DIY home improvement projects require the use of fasteners and fastening systems. However, making a mistake with your fasteners can cause damage to your house, void your warranties, and cause product failures.

Therefore, it’s vital to know the common fastener problems and how to avoid them for a smooth DIY project. They include:

  • Wrong tool – using impact tools can break your fasteners and damage their coatings.
  • Overdriving – this leads to over-compression and puts more stress on your fastener, causing structural failure.
  • Incorrect tool setting – for example, failing to set up your hex drive sockets before installation.

You can avoid these errors by using the right tools, using less pressure when driving your fasteners, and using the correct tool settings. Contact Fasteners, Inc. today to purchase quality fastening systems.

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