Different Types Of Industrial Fasteners And Their Uses

Manuals and guides have surely helped the consumers with one thing, for every minimal hardware job around the house, they do not need to rush and get a professional to fix it for them. These day to day jobs are pretty much carried out by the house owners themselves. The manufacturing tools and devices are designed while keeping this into consideration and therefore easier to use versions of them is readily available in the market.

Fasteners are one of the most common hardware components that are used for fixing joints either permanently or non-permanently. From furniture to automobile parts, fixtures are responsible for keeping these parts intact in order for the device or automobile to function properly. 

It is highly essential that a sub-par quality product is chosen because erosion and rusting of fasteners would mean a deterioration of the joint they are responsible to keep fixed. Master Distributor of Industrial Fasteners promises to bring the highest quality of fasteners and that too as per the requirement. 

Applications of fasteners are widespread and so are their types in accordance with what is required out of them. Primary distribution of fasteners is into bolts, nuts, and screws and then further subdivision. If you are not aware of these and would want a short guide, we are here to help. Below is a list of the most used fasteners:

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1. Deck Screws:

These are undoubtedly one of the most common types of screws used in the household. Its 17 points notched tip can easily drive through any wood or deck material, making it a perfect fit for hanging material. It’s bugle head and square drive help to reduce the stripping effect to the bare minimum.

2. Sheet Metal Screws:

These types of screws are popular among households. They contain sharp cutting threads that make it very easy to cut through steel, plastic as well as wood. They carry a fully threaded shank and often have a notched tip that can assist in chip removal during thread cutting.


3. Hex Head Bolts:

These bolts belong from the same category as Hex tap bolts, hex cap screws, trim head hex cap screws, and hex serrated flange bolts. As the name suggests, the similarity between all of these is that they contain a hexagonal head. All of these bolts/screws require to be pushed in with a wrench and are usually there to perform joining functions.

4. Carriage Bolts:

These bolts are also referred to as the coach bolt. They have a domed, concave shaped head and a square section under the grip. This square section helps in keeping the bolt firm once the screw is being tightened.

5. Hex Jam Nuts:

As the name suggests, this too is hexagonal in shape. It is used when there is a need for the nut to be locked in place without clamping the object. These contain internal threads and are thinner than the other hexagonal shaped nuts in the category.

6. Cap Nuts:

Another widely used fastener is the cap nut. It is also known as the acorn nut and gets its name from the shape of its head. It too contains thread on the inside and has a thin diameter. The cap or dome-shaped head prevents the cap nut from getting in contact with an external thread and prevent any damage.


The fastener family carries a variety of ranges that are custom to different fixing and joining needs, it just needs to be ensured that the correct one is chosen. Whether it is for a kitchen appliance, decoration piece, lighting fixture, all varieties of fasteners can be found at Master Distributor of Industrial Fasteners. 


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