When you get to work on your next project, no matter how big or small, you’ll likely end up needing to reach into your toolbox for a handful of fasteners. Fasteners are the quiet champions that keep your mechanical work operational and safe but they do not get the respect that they deserve. It is easy to overlook your fasteners in that gigantic workshop but it is even easier to make a mistake when using them. Mistakes with many different tools can lead to direct consequences but mistakes with fasteners can take awhile to manifest and that makes it all the more important to focus on proper fastener usage. Today, we are going to show you how to avoid a few common mistakes while working with fasteners.

Working With Fasteners – Avoiding Common Mistakes

No matter how big or small your project is, you are going to come across fasteners during your work. Fasteners come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and materials. Fasteners can be made out of stainless steel, brass, aluminium or even plastic. Fasteners are typically small objects that are used to fasten two objects together. A bicycle needs fasteners and a massive truck needs fasteners. You can see why they are so important! Here are a few mistakes that are commonly made when working with fasteners.

  1. Wrong Grade or Type – If you take a moment to look through our catalogue here at EBolts, you’ll see that we have a wide variety of different fasteners. They come in all shapes and sizes and makeups. Choose the right one for your job by inspecting your needs: durability, aesthetics and corrosion resistance.
  2. Choosing Low Quality – While it is commendable to stick to a budget, opting to buy low-quality fasteners can lead to expensive problems. Consider 200 series steel fasteners and their lack of chromium. They will rust much quicker than their corrosion-free stainless steel counterparts.
  3. Galvanic Corrosion – Galvanic corrosion happens when two different types of metals corrode while in contact with one another while an electrical current is in existence. This causes damage throughout the entire fastener setup as well as the surrounding material. You can avoid this problem by making use of nylon washers.
  4. Poor Maintenance – While fasteners don’t require a ton of upkeep, you still have to get into the habit of keeping them clean. Allowing buildup on your fasteners can lead to serious problems down the line.

When you are ready to make your next order of specialty fasteners, contact our talented customer service reps here at the Ebolts Online Store and we will help you out.

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