Fastener mistakes

Whether you’re on a construction site or at home, making mistakes with your fasteners can come with serious problems. Learn about the most common fastener mistakes and avoid jeopardizing your project. Using the wrong tool to fasten it When you choose a fastener, consider the type of tool you need to fasten it with. For…

When should you use a ring shank nail?

In terms of construction fasteners, ring shank nails are one of the toughest fasteners you can use when building a structure. However, you don’t want to use a ring shank nail on anything that you’ll ever need to disassemble, as they can’t be removed without basically destroying the wood that they’re holding together. When it…

3 common fasteners that homeowners use

Fasteners are used to hold or join two elements together. This may be permanent or non-permanent. Below we’ve listed three different types of fasteners as well as their specific uses. Hex bolts: These are large bolts hexagonal in shape that are used to connect either wood to wood or metal to wood. Wood screws: They…

Can you reuse fasteners?

If you need fasteners, you might be wondering if it’s possible to use them twice. In some cases, you will be able to, but it depends on the type of fastener that you’re using and the project. Nails almost always cannot be re-used, but screws often can be used multiple times. Hitches typically can be…
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