Blog | Ottawa Fastener Supply - Part 2
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Have you seen our World Famous Wall of Fasteners yet? With one of Ontario’s largest selection Ottawa Fastener Supply has every option you can imagine to help you keep things together.

How Many Different Types of Clamps Are There and What Are They Used for?

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Ask anyone that uses clamps, and they will tell you that you can never have enough in your shop or toolbox. Why is that? Because these devices are like having an extra set of hands that secure parts of a project you are working on.…

10 Things You Should Know About Clamps for Better Project Productivity

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Clamps for Better Project Productivity
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…

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

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lock washer & lock nut
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…

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

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fine thread nuts and bolts
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

7 Commonly Asked Questions about Fasteners in 2020

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Commonly Asked Questions about Fasteners
Choosing the best fastener for your project helps ensure it is built strong and will last for years. However, walking down the aisle of a hardware store and seeing hundreds of boxes of bolts, nuts, and screws overwhelms even the most hardened carpenter. Why so…


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