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…

The importance of using quality fasteners

If you are building a new home or business location, the fasteners that you use will play a key role in the outcome of the construction. Furthermore, you’ll need quality fasteners to attach a truck to a trailer. This includes cars and trucks that tow a trailer, but it also includes 18-wheelers. You can choose…

How are turnbuckles used?

A turnbuckle is a common rigging device that is used to adjust the tension or length of cables, reduce the level of slack in ropes, and for many other tensioning applications. The tension delivered is controlled by rotating the frame of the turnbuckle. Examples of their use can range from a residential property fence to…

Why is it called Aircraft Cable?

A question, about this popular product, that we are occasionally asked. The term itself is now fairly generic, used to denote a range of wire ropes, which are often either galvanized or stainless steel, and are used for a wide range of different applications. There is no great glamor about its name though. It is…

The benefits of an Alligator Anchor

These anchors offer a unique head shape, one which helps avoid both countersink or spinning. It’s also advantageous that screws can be removed and then reinserted without any subsequent loss of holding power. They also accept a huge variety of screw sizes and deliver high holding strength for all of them. Alligator anchors offer a…

How fasteners impact the structural integrity of a building

Generally, the structural integrity of a building is its ability to withstand its intended loading without failure. This includes live load – the weight of objects, people, rain, and wind. Fasteners can either make or break the structural integrity of a building. For instance, using inferior or sub-standard bolts and nuts affects the joining of…

Why you should bypass home improvement stores when looking for fasteners

Although home improvement stores are marketed as one-stop-shops for every construction need of home and business owners, the fact is that these fastener retailers often fall short when it comes to helping their customers. Consider the following: Selection Many home improvement stores only dedicate approximately one-to-four aisles to fastening systems. They often fill the shelves…
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