Free Guide: Fasteners


Hundreds of different kinds of fasteners are available, but here are some of the most popular ones and distinctive features of each.

  • Screws: Cylindrical or conical pieces of metal threaded with a helical ridge; fastens things when turned.
  • Nuts: Small blocks, usually metal, with threaded holes through their centers for tightening against bolts or screws.
  • Bolts: Threaded metal rods or pins for joining parts, having a head and usually used with a nut.
  • Washers: Threaded metal rods or pins for joining parts, having a head and usually used with a nut.
  • Anchors: Devices that hold something else secure, such as screws or nails.

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