Month: April 2019

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THE RIGHT RIVET FOR THE JOB

  Blind Rivets … (most commonly called pop rivets) are measured by their diameter and then by the specific “grip range”. The diameter is based on the diameter of the rivet body. The “grip” is based on the thickness of the material being riveted. The “Grip Range” is the minimum and the maximum grip that…

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REMOVE A BROKEN BOLT

  So, you twist the head off of a bolt, and the shank is imbedded in whatever you were working on…now what? There are tons of articles and ideas floating around on the web on how to deal with this miserable problem and I would suggest spending some time surfing the web to educate yourself…

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WHAT GRADE BOLT SHOULD I USE?

Many times we are asked “What grade of bolt should I use ?” Unfortunately, that is a hard question to answer from our side of the counter. We are not architects nor engineers. However, we can shed light on the basic classifications …. In the American world (a.k.a. SAE) the main classifications are Grades 2,…

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