Know About Nuts And Bolts

Today the number, shapes and sizes of different types of nuts, bolts and fasteners has grown almost to a point where if you aren’t immersed in it every day it is hard to keep up with the many different types and the applications in which they are best suited for.

Square head bolts(it is also known as น็อตหัวเหลี่ยม in the Thai language) are a type of bolt that have a square shaped external wrenching head, thus giving the name square head bolt. These are typically made from carbon steel and because of the square shaped head they provide a large bearing area for positive gripping.

Moreover, U bolts not as commonly used as other bolts get their name from their shape, they are a bolt shaped in the form of the letter “U” with screw threads on either end. Because of their application U bolts are typically described by what type of pipe it will be used to support. This would be a description that would include the pipes thread length, thread size, inside height and diameter.

Like all fasteners carriage bolts are another bolt that is widely popular mainly for use with bare timber as well as fastening metal components. They are used for many applications so they come in many different sizes to suit the need of the application.

Lag bolts also known as lag screws come in many sizes with diameters from ¼” to 1 ¼ ” and lengths up to 6″ or more. Lag bolts typically have an external hex head and require a nut to help support the heavy weight they are intended to support.

As an industrial supply company providing nuts, bolts and other fasteners to consumers we know the importance of our customer being educated on different types of fasteners and where they are commonly used.