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How do I keep my project from getting damaged by the clamps?

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OFS December Thumbnail How do I keep my project from getting damaged by the clamps

There are a few tricks and disciplines you can implement to prevent your project from getting damaged during the build. Marring wood or metal after placing much time, energy, and heart into a project can be quite defeating. You also know that Bessey clamps are like another set of hands, and your project may not be completed without them. What

How do I take care of my clamps?

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OFS November Thumbnail How do I take care of my clamps

Gunk build-up on your favourite clamps can make life in the shop frustrating. By properly cleaning and maintaining your trusted extra set of hands, you ensure many years of usefulness and productive project builds. Keeping your Bessey clamps clean is the simplest thing you can do to ensure they work when you need them to.   Use these tips

How long before I need to replace my clamps?

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OFS October Thumbnail How long before I need to replace my clamps

With regular maintenance and care, you can expect to get many years of use from your clamps. You should never be without these handy tools. Yet, there will come a time when you will need to retire your old ones and buy new ones. How long should you anticipate before you have to breakdown and

10 Things You Should Know About Clamps for Better Project Productivity

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Ottawa Fastener Supply Q3 Pillar Thumbnail image What you should know about clamps

You can never have too many clamps. There are many different types used for specific purposes, and then there are those that are so versatile, no shop would be without them. Do you know what clamp to use when? Ottawa Fastener Supply has tons of clamps available for any type of project. We believe you

When Should I Use a Lock Washer versus a Lock Nut?

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OFS May  Updated

Do you know when is the best instance for using a lock nut instead of a lock washer? The debate may rage based on who you speak to, but both give your bolts a tight fit. To make the right decision, consider the final environment and type of application. Here is the basic breakdown of

When Should I Use Fine Thread Nuts or Bolts in My Projects?

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OFS Cluster May 2021

The world of fasteners is expansive. Knowing when to use a fine thread bolt versus a coarse thread bolt helps ensure you have the right fastener for the job. You may think one screw will do the same as any other, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Remember that having the best tool in your

What Is the Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts?

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OFS Feb 2021 Stainless 02

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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OFS Feb 2021 Stainless 01

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

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