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Worm Drive Hose Clamps – German Vs. Swedish

These are not your typical hose clamps. Worm drive hose clamps are highly engineered for heavy duty applications. They are called worm drive clamps in reference to the helical-threaded screw or worm gear that is housed inside the clamp. When the installer turns the...

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What Is A Speed Nut?

"Speed Nuts” are one-piece spring steel fasteners that were developed and manufactured by Tinnerman Products, Inc. Today they are simply called spring steel fasteners as the “Speed Nut” name is not used that much anymore. They were called “Speed Nuts'' because they...

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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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Tools for Installing Commercial Blind Rivets

When it comes to choosing tools for installing commercial blind rivets, the choices can be confusing and expensive. Different fasteners require a tool and a nose assembly that will work together to create a secure connection. Gage Bilt manufactures a variety of...

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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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How Do Blind Rivets Work?

Blind rivets are used to join two components together by driving the fasteners through previously drilled holes of the adjoining surfaces. Whether the installation tool is manual, pneumatic or hydraulic, the key factors to successful riveting depends on the quality of...

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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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Kitting – Turning Multiple SKUs Into One

Kitting - Hand Scale or Hand Count with Automated Bagging Systems Custom kitting, pick & pack services require finesse and a good eye. One common challenge many manufacturers and distributors in fastener industry face is how to count a wide variety of small parts...

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What Are Socket Head Cap Screws? 7 Styles to Discover

Socket Head Cap Screws are cap screws that have cylindrical heads and recessed hexagonal drive holes. Standard styles have a flat chamfered cap head that is typically knurled and have head height that is the same as the screw’s thread diameter. Low profile styles are...

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What Are Blind Threaded Inserts?

5 Top Styles of Blind Threaded Inserts Blind threaded inserts are a cost-saving fastening solution for a wide variety of industrial applications. They are ideal for applications in thin metal, plastics and composites. What are blind threaded inserts? Inserts have...

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The Duplex Screw – The #1 Reusable Screw

What has an orange hex head top, can be reused multiple times, and comes in multiple sizes? The Duplex Screw - the #1 Reusable Screw in the construction industry. Whether you work in construction, work in concrete, install car audio systems, construct movie sets,...

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Top 5 Push-On Fasteners for Studs

What’s the best fastener that will grip onto a stud and not budge? Push-On Type Nuts by ARaymond/Tinnerman/Palnut do the job. Many in the fastener industry know these fasteners as a type of Palnut - the original manufacturer of Push-On fasteners. We get calls and...

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