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…

Common fastener problems to avoid

Many DIY home improvement projects require the use of fasteners and fastening systems. However, making a mistake with your fasteners can cause damage to your house, void your warranties, and cause product failures. Therefore, it’s vital to know the common fastener problems and how to avoid them for a smooth DIY project. They include: Wrong…

The benefits of using furniture cam lock systems

In wood joinery, cam lock nuts and special lock screws and connecting bolts are alternatives to traditional wood and adhesive joints. They’re often used with prefabricated fiberboard and wood furniture pieces, which are commonly known as “ready-to-assemble,” “knock-down” and “flat-pack” kits. You don’t need special tools for assembly. You only need a soft-head mallet and…

How to reduce metal fastener corrosion problems

Moisture promotes general deterioration and the formation of rust and other types of corrosion on many types of metal fasteners. Some metal fasteners corrode faster than others, such as those made of iron. Although some metals like aluminum also corrode, the process creates a hard, protective barrier against future deterioration. Purchase fasteners that have been…

The importance of safety glasses

The name does most of the hard lifting in describing this product. It’s so important to use safety glasses, whether for commercial or industrial use, for a major project, or when simply working at home. Debris, dust, and grit can cause a lot more than simple irritation if they become lodged in your eye. Safety…

How to pick the right fasteners for industrial use

The type of fasteners you pick for industrial applications is critical. Although picking the right fastener often goes unnoticed, using the wrong type can result in devastating problems. For instance, in oil, petroleum and gas industries, using inappropriate fasteners can cause leaks. This endangers the lives of thousands of people. So how can you pick…
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