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 hanging objects on walls, you may want to use toggle wing anchors. Threaded fasteners aren’t always enough. If there’s not a stud directly behind the wall, the threaded fastener may spin. And as it spins, the threaded fastener will … Read More
Nuts are commonly used to secure the end of a bolt. After inserting a bolt through two or more objects, you can twist a nut onto the end of the bolt. The nut will hold the objects together so that … Read More
You can’t ignore the thread type when choosing fasteners. Fasteners like screws and bolts have external threads. External threads are helical ridges on the outside of a fastener. They feature a spiral-like design that wraps around the fastener’s shank. While … Read More
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
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
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