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Hex Cap Screws, Bolts And Standards: Everything You Need To Know

If you are looking to reinforce screws securely you need to use hex cap screws to get the job done. They are used most often to position objects and to bind things together. Most screws are tightened by rotating them with a screwdriver in a clockwise direction, but hex caps need a spanner. Some screws need to mate with an internal or complementary thread while others create a groove in softer material when the screw is turned. Read More

Fastener Focus: Hex Cap Screws

In today’s installment of Fastener Focus, let’s break down how to choose hex cap screws that can be the perfect fit for your project. Hex cap screws, also referred to as hex bolts or machine bolts, are screws with a hexagonal head that are generally used fastening two pieces of metal together. Read More

Discover the magic of self-drilling screws

Self-drilling screws allow the user to place the fastener directly into the material without the need of using a pilot hole. This can be a huge time saver for many people, depending on what materials they are using. This allows the drilling and fastening to be performed in one step. These can be used with drywall, wood and metal. Read More

Crest Fasteners – Galvanic Corrosion: What It Is & How to Prevent It

Galvanic corrosion is when two dissimilar metals come in contact with each other, causing one of the metals to decay much more quickly than the other. This weakens the structural integrity of your projects, wasting time and money.

Blind rivets in particular tend to be susceptible to galvanic corrosion, as they tend to be used with incompatible metals such as aluminum and copper in areas of humidity such as air conditioning. If you follow some simple steps, you don’t have to worry about galvanic corrosion again. Read More