You can spend a lot of time working in a variety of different industries in the world and you’ll inevitably run into the need for a toolbox filled with specialised fasteners. Fasteners are the tiny components that make our world work, essentially, and if you don’t have the right fasteners by your side when you get to work, nothing is going to get done. Today, we are going to outline a few of the most common types of fasteners that you’ll run across during your work. We’ll detail how these different fasteners work as well as what they can do for you. Let’s get started!

Review of the Most Common Fasteners

As you no doubt know, fasteners come in all sorts of shapes and sizes as well as for different applications. As many kinds of projects that you can conceive of, there are a similar amount of fasteners being used in order to get the job done. Essentially, as you shop around for fastener options you need to know that there are two basic types: bolts and screws. Bolts are just fasteners that require the use of a nut or a hole that has already been tapped. Screws can stand alone and are typically known for the weaving design on the body of the component that allows for the fastener to, well, fasten and secure into place. With that out of the way, let’s look at a few of the most common fasteners you’ll run into.

  1. Carriage Bolt – Otherwise known as the ‘coach bolt’, this bolt is known for its domed head and square sub-grip section. This is incredibly common and used in just about every conceivable application you can come up with.
  2. Stove Bolts – Also known as ‘stovers’ or ‘machine screws’, this style of a bolt is notable for its flat tip and rounded head. These are used with tapped holes alongside a nut and washer.
  3. Deck Screws – Long and slim, deck screws have a threaded design that leads to a point. These are great for fastening without worrying about stripping your screw.
  4. Sheet Metal Screws – Often shortened to the acronym ‘SMS’, these sharp threaded points are useful for a variety of different materials: wood, plastic or metal.
  5. Hex Head Bolt – Let’s close out our review of fasteners by talking about the Hex Head Bolt. Also known as ‘hex tap bolts’, these fasteners are known for their semi-threaded body and hex-shaped head.

As you can see, fasteners come in many different shapes and sizes. If you are ready to improve your next project, give Ebolts Online Store a call!

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