Tag Archives: Fasteners

The Beginner’s Guide to Carriage Bolts

When shopping for bolts, you may come across carriage bolts. Also known as coach bolts, they are used in fastening applications. You can use carriage bolts to fasten metal workpieces to other metal workpieces, or you can use them to … Read More

Truss Head vs Pan Head Screws: What’s the Difference?

Screws are often categorized according to their head. All screws have a head. The head, of course, is the uppermost part of a screw. It connects to the shank, which is the threaded body. You can install screws by driving … Read More

Common Screw Abbreviations You Need to Know

Not all screws are the same. While they all have external threading, some of them are designed differently than others. Fortunately, you can often refer to abbreviations to identify screw types. FH Screws with the FH abbreviation are flat-head screws. … Read More

What Are Lynch Pins?

Have you heard of lynch pins? They are commonly used to secure axles. Wheels, for instance, are often mounted with a lynch pin. Lynch pins prevent wheels and other objects from falling off axles. They are small, simple fasteners that … Read More

Self-Forming vs Thread-Cutting Screws: What’s the Difference?

Self-tapping screws are undoubtedly convenient. Unlike conventional screws, they don’t require the use of a pilot hole. You can drive self-tapping screws directly into objects while allowing them to tap their own hole. There are different types of self-tapping screws, … Read More

What Are Plow Bolts?

Not all bolts have a protruding head. Some of them are designed so that the head remains flush with the surface in which they are installed. Plow bolts fall under this category. Plow bolts still have a head, but it … Read More

What Are Beveled Washers and How Do They Work?

When connecting two or more objects with threaded fasteners, you may want to use washers. Washers won’t hold the objects together. They will, however, distribute the load of the fasteners across a large surface area so that the objects are … Read More

What Are Fender Washers?

Washers are commonly used to protect parts from damage. They work by distributing the load of a threaded fastener. Driving a treaded fasteners directly into a part may damage it. With a washer, the fastener’s load will be evenly distributed … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to T-Slot Nuts

Have you heard of T-slot nuts? While they feature a threaded hole, they don’t share the same shape and design as traditional nuts. Rather, T-slot nuts are shaped like the letter T. This allows them to set inside of T-slots. … Read More