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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Screws are available in many different styles. While most feature a uniform shape consisting of a cylindrical body with exterior threading, others feature a smooth tip that extends out from the threaded body. Known as dog set screws, they are … Read More
Connection plates offer a simple and convenient way to join aluminum profiles. Also known as profile connectors, they are commonly used in framework applications. If you regularly work with aluminum profiles, you may want to use connection plates to join … Read More
Eye bolts offer a convenient anchoring solution. Like all bolts, they feature a threaded body known as a shank. Eye bolts are distinguished from traditional bolts, however, by their looped head. While traditional bolts feature a solid head — the … Read More
Not all socket cap screws require a standard Allen wrench to install and remove. While all feature a recessed hexagonal head, some of them are designed with a built-in security pin. Known as tamper-resistant socket screws, they are used in … Read More
There are dozens of types of bolts. While you might be familiar with anchor bolts and hex bolts, there are many other bolt types available, such as tap. Tap bolts still feature a head and threaded shank, and they are … Read More
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