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Tag Archives: Fasteners
An Introduction to Double-End Stud Bolts
Stud bolts are commonly used to hold two or more parts together. They are threaded rods that can be inserted into threaded holes. Unlike regular bolts, though, stud bolts don’t have a head. They consist entirely of a shank. While … Read More
Thread Galling: Everything You Need to Know
Have you heard of thread galling? It’s a common phenomenon from which fasteners suffer. Bolts and screws, for instance, can experience thread galling. When galling occurs, you may struggle to loosen or remove the fastener. What Is Thread Galling? Thread … Read More
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