Simple ways to prevent the slackening of fasteners

Slackening is one of the top reasons why fasteners become loose. It is commonly caused by relaxation, especially when composites or polymers become more compact; creep or the tendency of materials to deform or move under stress or changes in temperature; and the settlement of irregular surfaces. Irrespective of the cause, here are 4 quick…

3 factors to consider when choosing fasteners for your construction project

A successful construction project requires a well thought out plan to be successful. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of fasteners when planning their construction projects. Without the right fasteners, your building is more prone to performance issues and malfunctions. Here are three factors you need to consider when choosing fasteners for your construction project.…

Safety precautions when using cutting tools

Cutting tools such as hole saws, carbide burs, and jobber bits are a great addition to your home equipment for DIY projects. However, these cutting tools can be hazardous when used improperly. Here are some safety precautions to adhere to when using cutting tools at home. Wear personal protective equipment when using cutting tools, e.g.…

How to match your nuts, bolts, and washers

Home DIY improvement projects can be challenging, especially if you’re new to construction. However, with the right knowledge, techniques, and fasteners, you can complete your project successfully. When selecting fasteners, it’s vital to consider their strength compatibility. For instance, when using a metric class 10.9 bolt, you should use a corresponding class 10 nut since…
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