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Unlock Your Ottawa Summer: A Guide to Essential Lawn Care Equipment

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A Guide to Essential Lawn Care Equipment

During an Ottawa summer, ensuring your lawn and landscaping are well-maintained requires significant time and effort. Opting for the appropriate equipment not only streamlines your tasks but also minimizes the risk of injuries. As your reliable hardware store in Ottawa, we’ve curated this comprehensive guide to assist you in selecting the ideal lawn care equipment,

Why is safety equipment crucial in Ottawa for homeowners and industrial workers?

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3 Things to Consider when Working with Stainless Steel Fasteners

Safety is paramount for everyone, whether you’re a homeowner or work in trade. Surprisingly, a significant number neglect their personal protective equipment (PPE), leading to preventable injuries. Ottawa Fastener Supply emphasizes the importance of using the right safety supplies to minimize or eliminate risks.  What are common injuries due to the lack of proper safety

What tools do I need from Ottawa Fastener Supply to start as a new homeowner?

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What tools do I need from Ottawa Fastener Supply to start as a new homeowner

Congratulations on your new home! At Ottawa Fastener Supply, we recommend starting with essentials like a comfortable claw hammer, adjustable wrenches in various sizes, an assortment of screwdrivers, pliers, a tape measure, a level, a lightweight drill, and a hand or power saw. These tools will prepare you for general home repair tasks. For more

Should I Get Milwaukee or DeWALT Cordless Power Tools? 

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Should I Get Milwaukee or DeWALT Cordless Power Tools

When faced with the decision of choosing between Milwaukee and DeWALT cordless power tools, it’s crucial to take several factors into account. Both brands are well-respected within the industry, but your choice should align with your specific DIY needs and preferences. The experts at your tool and equipment store can provide valuable guidance to ensure

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

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

7 Commonly Asked Questions about Fasteners in 2020

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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 many different kinds? A bolt is a bolt is a

Ottawa Fastener Supply Announces Convenient Gloucester Location

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Blog November 5 2018

Ottawa, Canada (October 29th, 2018) Ottawa Fastener Supply is excited to announce that as of October 16th, 2018, a new location has been opened to better serve our clientele in the South and East areas of the city of Ottawa. Slightly smaller than our flagship store, the new location still promises the wide variety of

Due to worldwide shortage of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Ottawa Fastener cannot promise delivery ETA’s for these products and will NOT be holding products for customers. If products do become available, it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please call 613 828 5311 or email if you are looking for these products.

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