Jam Nuts : Tips to prevent self loosening

For more than 150 years, engineers have been using two nuts to provide a locking effect on fasteners. The question is how effective these jam nuts or lock nuts really are. In this article we’ll investigate the effectiveness of using a jam nut, and we’ll also discover that the order that a lock nut is […]

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How a Bolt Works : Keeping it all together

Bolts are a crucial part of today’s modern world. They are used in a vast range of applications – from home garden tools, bicycles, vehicles, aircraft and even the defense and aerospace industry. If it were not for bolts, our world would start to fall apart. If you’ve ever thought about how a bolt works, […]

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Socket set Conversion Chart

How often have you been working on a job where you need two of the same size sockets? Instead of reaching for an adjustable spanner or an open ended wrench, how about using the metric or SAE equivalent? A large number of socket sets have both SAE and metric sockets in the same case. But […]

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Understanding bolt head markings

A very informative video explaining what the various markings on bolt heads mean.

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