A fastener is a hardware device that mechanically joins two or more objects. In general, fasteners are used to create non-permanent joints (can be removed or dismantled). Some examples of fasteners are: bolts, clips, latch, pins, sockets, nuts, washers, nails and screws. Some of the most popular fastener materials are steel, stainless steel, bronze, brass and nylon.
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When choosing washers, you should consider the load to which they will be exposed. Washers are fasteners that are used in conjunction with other fasteners. They are typically used to distribute the load of a bolt. For high-stress applications involving … Read More
When shopping for screws, you may encounter socket cap screws. They feature a head and a threaded shank. But the head of a socket cap screw features a different drive type than that of other screws. Socket Cap Screws Explained … Read More
Not all nuts have six sides. While most of them do, in fact, have a hexagonal shape, others have a square shape. Known as square nuts, they are used in conjunction with a bolt to hold two or more objects … Read More
When shopping for fasteners, you may come across wood screws and hex lag screws. They are commonly used in carpentry and other woodworking applications. They both feature a sharp tip, and they are both designed for use with wooden objects. … Read More
Nuts are commonly used to secure parts together. They are threaded fasteners that connect to a mating fastener, such as a bolt. To secure two or more parts together, you can drive a bolt through the parts, followed by twisting … Read More
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