Tools | Ottawa Fastener Supply - Part 2
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Must-Have Safety Equipment in Ottawa for Your Worksite

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Must Have Safety Equipment in Ottawa for Your Worksite

At Ottawa Fastener Supply, we know how important worksite safety is to prevent accidents and to prepare in case of an emergency. For this reason, we dedicate ourselves to providing high-quality safety equipment and gear at affordable prices. As a leading Ottawa safety supply store, we provide all the safety equipment necessary for your construction

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

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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

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

What Is the Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts?

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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

How Strong are Stainless Steel Fasteners?

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OFS Cluster 2 How Strong

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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OFS Cluster 1 Whar 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

What Does “AH” or “ah” Mean on a Battery?

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What does Ah or AH mean on a battery

Select Your Cordless Tools Wisely While the convenience of cordless power tools makes them extremely valuable for DIYers, as well as professional tradespeople, a key aspect that sets them apart is how long these tools work between recharges. The letters “Ah” or “AH”(“amp-hour” or “ampere-hour”) that you see on your battery essentially denote the charge

12 Common Questions about Cordless Power Tool Batteries

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Common Questions about Cordless Power Tool Batteries

Cordless power tools make life much easier for the DIY-ers and professional tradespeople alike. They carry the same power as their corded counterparts without the hassles of extension cords and generators. Who doesn’t love grabbing their cordless drill and heading to the backyard to finish installing deck boards without having to stretch a long extension

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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