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Though they are made for wood, they are usually made from various types of steel, which aids in strength and durability. Read More…

Carriage Bolts Carriage bolts are a type of threaded fastener that is specifically designed to be used with wood, though custom versions can be made to work with metal. Also called coach bolts or plow bolts, carriage bolts are quite common and can be found at most hardware stores in a number of lengths, diameters and thread pitches.
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Hackensack, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Jefferson, OH  |  888-536-3674

Our company has manufacturing experiences dating back to 1970 and over the years we have grown into an international supplier of bolts.

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Ken Forging $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-868-2351

Delta Fastener Corp. supplies headed fasteners from only quality manufacturers. Our huge, readily available selection includes industrial bolts, nuts, washers, screws, etc. in a wide range of metal types and grades. Check out our online catalog or give us a call today for industrial bolts and more!

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Delta Fastener Corp. $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  800-428-4686

We design and manufacture the most reliable bolts on the market today. Take a look at our website for fasteners, screws, pins, locknuts, metric fasteners, bolts, clamps, anchors, rivets, threaded rods and more. With our numerous distribution centers, you are bound to find one near you.

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Wurth Industry $$$

Cerritos, CA  |  714-676-8200

Tengco is your source for fasteners. We have over 30 years of experience in providing nuts, bolts, washers, forgings and more for use in a wide range of applications. We work closely with our manufacturers to ensure that all customer specifications are met and our test labs perform extensive testing for tensile, proof load and hardness. For standard or specialized fasteners, think Tengco.

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Tengco $$$

Huntington Beach, CA  |  800-394-6396

Since 1980, we have specialized in designing corrosion- and weather-resistant strong bolts which include industrial bolts, shoulder bolts, metric bolts, aircraft bolts, stainless steel bolts and carriage bolts. We offer commercial parts serving markets with high-quality, cost-effective industrial bolts.

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Ocean State Stainless, Inc. $$$
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A carriage bolt consists of a large round, domed head with an externally threaded bolt projecting from it. The head usually does not have slots for a screwdriver or other driving force, and is typically at least twice the diameter of the bolt shaft. Beneath the head is a square fitting that grips the wood as the bolt is placed and fastened. This fitting keeps the bolt from twisting or turning, and generally helps it maintain a snug fit.

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This is the basic carriage bolt design, but there is some variation. For example, one variation replaces the square fitting with ribbing that holds the bolt in place, for use with other metal components. Carriage bolts vary in length and diameter according to their intended uses, regardless of the type of materials that are being fastened by the bolts.

Carriage bolts are often used in building and home improvement projects. They frequently secure pieces of timber together during the construction of outdoor decks, homes and pilings. They are also commonly used in machinery assembly, patio and ready-to-assemble furniture, chain link fences and even automobiles. Because the square fitting prevents the bolt from turning, carriage bolts are also a good choice for situations where the bolt head is not easily accessible.

When selecting carriage bolts for an application, it is important to choose ones that are the right width and length. Consider that a bolt that is too narrow may lead to the fastener failing under strain, causing breakage, while a bolt that is too large may cause stress to the surrounding wood or metal, causing cracks. It is also important to consider length, as the carriage bolt must be long enough to go through the material it is fastening, but not so long that the protruding end becomes a nuisance.

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