Home applications for abrasives

You need various materials and fastening systems, including abrasives, to successfully complete your DIY home improvement project. Abrasives are materials, often minerals, used to finish or shape a workpiece through rubbing. They can be used to remove rust, strip paint, polish away imperfections, abrade wood, and smooth a weld. Here are other home applications for…

Top tips for fixing damaged wood fastener holes

Fasteners that you insert into wooden materials, such as nails, screws, and bolts, can loosen inside of their holes over time. The primary causes of loosening are wear and expansion and contraction of the wood from regular usage and weather and temperature changes. You might have seen this type of damage with outdoor wood holes…

Tips for using and maintaining abrasives at home

If you’re into DIY home improvement projects, you’ve probably used an abrasive at one point to smooth out other soft materials. However, many DIY enthusiasts don’t know much about the maintenance and use of their abrasives, resulting in costly mistakes. Here are some tips for using and maintaining abrasives at home. Wear protective clothing such…

How to determine bolt size

You may realize that you don’t have enough bolts and need to order more. However, if you don’t know the size of the bolt this can be troublesome. Here is a quick guide to determining bolt size: Measure across the shank (shaft part). You will need the diameter. A grip or caliper can help for…

How to pick the right fastener

When doing any type of DIY construction, it is crucial to choose the right fastener. Here are things to consider to make sure that you pick the right construction fastener for your project: Size. You will want to consider the size of the DIY project. Are you making a small jewelry box or construction a…

Types of bolts: A buying guide

Finding the right type of bolts for your home improvement project can be challenging, especially when you have no prior experience in construction. Here’s a brief guide to different types of bolts that can help you decide. Structural bolts – designed to attach a structural component to a poured foundation or concrete slab. Carriage bolts…

5 must-have fasteners for your DIY construction project

Whether you’re repairing, renovating, or building, you’ll need fasteners at some point in your DIY career to join materials. Since there are numerous fastener options in the market today, knowing the right fit for your DIY construction project can be challenging. To ease the process, here are 5 must-have fasteners for your project. Screws Nails…

Dependable fastening systems in the new normal

When the pandemic hit, it altered the business landscape in ways that we didn’t see coming. Fast forward a few months, and in true American fashion, our industries are bouncing back. Commercial buildings continue to be built. Families across our state continue to request projects that demand dependable fastening systems. Customers across greater Colorado are…

What you need for your DIY home improvement project

If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen or building a home addition, you’ve probably outlined your budget and set your timeline. However, there’s more to DIY home improvements than planning and watching a few tutorials. Unfortunately, many homeowners underestimate the tools that go into construction projects, resulting in a lot of costly mistakes. Here are…
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