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Bolt Grades

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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Broken Bolts – How To

Every carpenter, mechanic, builder, and home improvement enthusiast has experienced the frustration of breaking a bolt. It only takes one turn too many of a wrench to cause that horrifying "snap." Without specialized tools, it can take hours or days to remove a broken bolt. Fortunately, all the tools needed to perform the extraction, along…

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Carbide Burrs – What you need to know!

New to the world of using Carbide Burrs? Here are a couple of basic guidelines: General Use  Adjust speeds as needed for optimum performance. Use slower speeds for harder materials. Use higher speeds for cutting with smaller diameter burrs. Do not run above maximum speeds. This can cause premature wear and damage to burr teeth.…

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THREAD LOCKERS

  When it comes to thread lockers, there are books, charts, graphs, mil specs, test reports, and enough data to make your head spin.  We keep it simple with a basic selection that seems to meet the needs of most of our customers.  Here is what we carry and the manufacturers descriptions of applications. Permatex…

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