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What Is the Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts?

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Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts

It happens all the time. You start working on a home or car repair project, and you need a bolt. No problem, you think, as you walk to your trusty coffee can full of nuts, bolts, and screws. You grab an imperial fastener and head back to your task believing that your metric wrench can

Will Stainless Steel Fasteners Ever Rust?

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Stainless steel fasteners rust

Don’t be fooled. Just because your favourite fastener happens to be made of stainless steel does not mean it is impervious to rust. It is true. You may even find rust in as little as four or five days depending on the grade of steel used. That means it is possible to walk out on

How Strong are Stainless Steel Fasteners?

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How Strong are Stainless Steel Fasteners?

Many people assume that stainless steel is the strongest metal available and should be used whenever possible and for just about any application. In reality, it is a soft metal comprised of an alloy of low carbon steel and chromium. Because the low carbon steel cannot be hardened, stainless steel is actually weaker than regular

What are fasteners?

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What are fasteners?

When working on your home improvement project, you not only want to have the right tools for the job, but you need the right fasteners. Do you know what you are looking for when you want to attach your 2 x 4 boards to your 4 x 4 posts? Fasteners are more tools in your

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