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  • What Is a Hex Cap Screw?

    What Is a Hex Cap Screw?

    • November 12, 2020

    Not all screws have a head with a recessed drive. While recessed drives are common, some screws have a solid hexagonal head. Known as hex cap screws, they are often used in manufacturing and construction applications. To learn more about hex cap screws, including their benefits, keep reading. The Basics of Hex Cap Screws A

  • How to Pick the Right T-Handle

    How to Pick the Right T-Handle

    • November 10, 2020

    A T-handle is a type of quick-release pin consisting of a T-shaped bar. It features a handle on top that you can grip and turn to engage the machine to which it’s connected. The bottom of a T-handle features a set of balls that locks it into place. In the manufacturing industry, T- handles are

  • What to Know When Buying Casters

    What to Know When Buying Casters

    • November 10, 2020

    There are only two reasons why one would ask how to buy a caster. The first is if you are holding a worn out one in your hand. The second is if you are a manufacturer incorporating a caster in your product. Either way you want to know some caster buying basics. Caster Basics. The

  • How to Choose the Right Material for Your Handwheel

    How to Choose the Right Material for Your Handwheel

    • November 10, 2020

    When buying a handwheel, you’ll need to choose the right material. A handwheel is a wheel-shaped mechanical component that’s operated via manual turning. Like the steering wheel in a vehicle, you grip a handwheel and turn it to the side. Handwheels, of course, aren’t used for steering. They are used for industrial applications, such as

  • 7 Common Types of Woodworking Joints

    7 Common Types of Woodworking Joints

    • November 9, 2020

    Woodworking projects often involve connecting two wooden workpieces together. While glue or adhesives may sometimes be used, most wooden workpieces are connected via a joint. A joint is a natural connection where the ends of two wooden workpieces meet. It’s designed to hold the wooden workpieces together, thus eliminating the need for glue or adhesives.

  • What Products Are Made of Carbon Steel?

    • November 5, 2020

    When most people think of steel, they envision stainless steel. Consisting of an iron alloy with at least 11% chromium, it’s a versatile material that’s used in the production of countless products. However, not all products are made of stainless steel. Some of them are made of carbon steel. Carbon steel is made primarily of

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