How to find the right replacement fastener

Sometimes finding the right replacement fastener for a home or business maintenance, remodel, or new construction project can prove difficult. Many homeowners lack knowledge and experience because they rarely perform do it yourself tasks. Some professionals scratch their heads because a fastener might have an odd shape or usage. Corrosion might have destroyed a specific…

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…

Types of wall anchors

Using the right wall anchor holds structures safely together. The type of wall anchor you choose depends on load capabilities, base material, and environmental conditions. However, understanding the different types of wall anchors can help you find the right fasteners for your project. Some commonly used anchors include: Wedge anchors – they fasten fixtures to…

How to prevent rusty tools

Many homeowners own several tools and fasteners at home for DIY home improvement projects. But, since you have to store them in your garage or shed, heat and humidity can take their toll, causing rust. Here are some ways you can prevent rusty tools and ensure their longevity. Apply a protective coating such as wax…

Wall anchors – Make the right choice

Many of us aren’t sure how best to hang a heavy piece of art, a shelf, or a wall cabinet in our home or office. The thought of drilling holes in our walls and wondering what fastener system will support the weight can be concerning. Here’s what you need to know: An expansion anchor in…

How to store your fasteners at home

Home improvement projects are a fun way to renovate your home and increase its value. However, putting away small items such as bolts, screws, and nuts can be challenging. Additionally, it’s easy for your fasteners to get mixed up, causing a disorganized mess. Here is how you can store your fasteners properly. Use old prescription…
Menu