More on the Metric System

Due to the fact that most of the world is on the metric system, while the United States remains with their own unit of measurement, converting is a regular process and can be a frustrating one. While I did learn the metric system when I was younger, in elementary school, since then I have had to use it maybe a dozen times. So whenever I have to make Continue reading

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The Odd Bolt Option

When you hear the word “bolt” do you picture an object with a threaded base and a flat or slightly curved head? Eye bolts are slightly different than the bolt most picture. These models are threaded at on end like the typical bolt, but the standard head has been switched out for a circular loop shape, or “eye”. However, this unique design makes them Continue reading

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An Option for Every Project

When you need to make a completely secure hold between two items, a bolt might be the perfect way to go. Especially when crafting and do it yourself projects have been becoming so popular, it is important to know the best ways to accomplish your needed tasks. And, when it comes to bolts, there are so many options, finding the perfect securing Continue reading

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Anchors and Bolts

Like a marine anchor, anchor bolts are important in securing an object to one location. But while a marine anchor is used to provide a steady hold for boats into a sandy lake or ocean floor, anchor bolts are used to connect structural elements into concrete. Further, both come in an extensive range of types and sizes, making the perfect option for any Continue reading

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Far Too Many Choices

When it comes to securing two parts together, there are far too many options. Workers must choose from U bolts, J bolts, eye bolts, hex bolts, anchor bolts, lag bolts and countless more. Once you finally have the type of bolt down that can further be broken up into different sizes, threads, materials… the possibilities are not only seemingly Continue reading

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Anchors and Anchor Bolts

I have always loved decorations using anchors, whether it is an old anchor in the garden, an anchor photograph or small anchor for on a table. I have also always appreciated the practical use of anchors as well. Being a boating family, and having spent most of my life on the water, they are very useful for me, especially in the summer. I used to love taking Continue reading

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The Many Uses for that Odd-Shaped Bolt

When I imagine a bolt in my head, it’s the basic screw. Rarely do I ever picture an eye bolt, yet these are very useful, and in fact, I have used them on several occasions. While normal bolts are equipped with a thread at one end and the standard circular flat head at the other, eye bolts are slightly different. While they still have a thread at one end, the other Continue reading

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Mobility and Shoulder Bolts

In high school as a swimmer, the worst nightmare of all of us was blowing out your shoulder. Upon hearing the term shoulder bolts, I am transported back to my years at the pool. After an intense practice was the shoulder pain simply soreness from being over worked, or was it a deeper pain? Would it be ok to not worry about at the moment, or Continue reading

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