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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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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 L9 Fasteners? Here’s What You Should Know

Fasteners are often categorized according to their grade. When shopping for hex cap screws, for instance, you may notice that some of them are L9. L9 hex cap screws are commonly used in the manufacturing industry. They are strong, durable … 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




Dowel Pins vs Dowel Nuts: What’s the Difference?

When assembling furniture, you may have to use dowel pins and dowel nuts. Many couches, chairs, tables and countless other types of furniture feature these fasteners. Dowel pins aren’t the same as dowel nuts, however. What’s the difference between dowel … Read More





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