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BALL BUNGIES & THE ARIZONA SUN

Ball Bungies and the Arizona Sun. If I haven't told you before, I'll tell you now...Ball Bungies are the next best thing to peanut butter!! Not only do we see them used for the tarp and canopy set-ups, but also in quite a variety of different uses such as: *Lashing down gear on your ATV/Razor/Dirt Bike…

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BROKEN BOLT REMOVAL

BROKEN BOLT REMOVAL  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…

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ARE STAINLESS SELF-DRILLING SCREWS MAGNETIC?

STAINLESS SELF-DRILLING SCREWS MAGNETIC? We’ve had more than a few calls with questions why the stainless self-drilling screws are magnetic.  The customers reaction is that we sold them something that wasn’t stainless. That is a reasonable misconception. So, let’s clarify!  The self-drilling screws and even some sheet metal screws are made out of 410 stainless.…

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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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ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER

 15 hours ago Excellent assortment of nuts and bolts. Reasonable prices. I came in today with an idea for a project I'm working on. I appreciate Mark giving me a suggestion for a different approach. First time in the store and I will definitely be back for other projects. To the people leaving bad…

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