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Category: Fasteners

How to Cross Identify Fasteners

Often customers have to cross identify fasteners which can be frustrating and time consuming. But the rewards of finding that perfect alternate or similar part is rewarding. Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin searching for that ideal replacement part, but at...

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Fasteners Are In Everything!

Have you ever seen the book Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living by Tom McLellan? It’s a book of objects dismantled and photographed beautifully. It’s also a book that shows you that fasteners are in everything. From a bicycle to a snowblower,...

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What Are Cap Style Push-On Fasteners?

There are two types of cap style Push-On fasteners that are used in industrial applications - one-piece metal top hats and two-piece plastic caps. Both styles are used to hide unattractive stud ends, and provide an aesthetically pleasing end cap. Cap style Push-Ons...

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What are Palnuts (Pal Nuts)?

What are Palnuts (Pal Nuts)? Palnuts are engineered, lightweight one-piece fasteners made of a single-piece of spring steel. They provide a strong fastening solution that is easy to install and replaces costly thread nuts, lock washers, and spanner washers,...

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Trim & Panel Clips: Snap-On or Slide-On

Trim and panel clips, both snap-on and slide-on styles, are designed for use over trim strips and access plates to attach components, trim and panels together. They are lightweight and are ideal for applications where removability is a factor. Whether spring steel or...

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Top 3 Types of Nut Retainers

What is a Nut Retainer? Nut Retainers are self-retaining spring steel fasteners that have a bolt-receiving nut floating inside a cage that off-sets normal hole misalignment and doesn’t turn when the bolt is tightened. Nut Retainers can either slide or snap into...

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Top 5 Types of Fasteners for HVAC

Top Five Types of Fasteners for HVAC Applications Manufacturers of HVAC equipment are always searching for fasteners that make their assembly processes move quickly and cost efficiently. The Top Five Types of Fasteners for HVAC applications are for assembly-line...

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16 Reasons To Use Spring Steel Fasteners

Spring steel fasteners offer important cost saving and assembly advantages. Excessive small parts and small parts handling can be drastically reduced through the benefits of multi-purpose spring steel fasteners. Experience has shown that assembly savings from 30 to 80...

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Why Use Color-Coded Hose Clamps?

Color-coded hose clamps are an easy time-saving feature that helps installers select the correct clamp for the hose diameter. Hose clamps with colored identifying marks improve efficiency during assembly and streamline the installation process. The CLIC family of hose...

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