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KIND WORDS FROM A CUSTOMER TODAY

"Needed a 140mm bolt for a Nissan and even the dealer couldn’t locate one! Ordered about 8 different ones and all were wrong. Did some digging and found Marks Bolts and Nuts. Made a trip down and as soon I gave Mark the dimensions and specs I had the correct bolt in my hands! Amazing…

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NUT DRIVERS

PROFESSIONAL HOLLOW SHAFT NUT DRIVERS Precision made, one piece shaft eliminates tip breakage--assures positive fit and extra long life Hollow shaft accommodates longer bolts and studs Chrome plated to retard rust Large ergonomic handle assures maximum comfort We carry the following sizes: 3/16 x 6 1/2     1/4 x 6 1/2     5/16 x 6…

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Using zipties

Using zipties is like drinking too many beers......you need to know the limits! Way too often I see a big guy wrap a 4" ziptie around some wires and then YANK--- putting 250 lbs of bench pressing muscle  into this teeny weeny 18 lb tensile strength ziptie......Guess who wins???  Our zipties provide up to 50% more tensile strength and…

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Tie your tarp set-up down!

 TIE IT DOWN! TIE IT DOWN! TIE IT DOWN!  I say this over and over again all summer long..... Too often I hear about people who put up their canopy, go out to dinner and it's gone when they get home. Guess what? It wasn't the neighbor who stole it. Keep in mind that the monsoon…

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Thread galling

A few times each year we receive calls from fastener suppliers who are in conflict with their customer over the quality of stainless steel bolts and nuts. The customer's complaint is that during installation the bolts are twisting off and/or the bolt's threads are seizing to the nut's thread. The frustration of the supplier is…

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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 the…

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Quick change “R” lock disc system

With a variety of discs available, the R Lock system is a disc for almost every need. The aluminum oxide discs are good for grinding, sanding, deburring and blending on ferrous metals, automotive, plastics, paint, fiberglass and wood. We stock 3 diameters …. 1½”, 2”, and 3”. We have them in 36 grit, 80 grit…

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Soap your screws!

 SOAP YOUR SCREWS IN ALL YOU DO! As a young boy, I spent many a day with my dad building wooden sailboats. One of my many jobs was to walk behind him as he drilled holes.  I would then take the brass slotted wood screw that he had given me, drag it across a bar of…

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Why are 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. Here is a brief…

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