J Bolts

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Often thought of as half of a U bolt, both the long threaded portion and the smooth curve of the J can be used to hold objects in place.The versatility of the J bolt allows it to be used in many settings. Highway and building construction, automotive and locomotive industries all make use of the J bolt which is also popular in domestic settings for do-it-yourself tasks ranging from hanging baskets to deck construction. Read Moreā€¦

J Bolts A J bolt is a mechanical fastener shaped like the English letter from which its name is derived and is used in a variety of applications to anchor an object or surface to another surface.

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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. Our teams are committed to providing our customers with the best products possible and we offer quick turnaround on all orders. Here at Ken Forging we do not require any minimum orders and we can ship our stock bolts within 24 hours. Feel free to contact our representatives if you have any questions.

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Ken Forging $$$

Cinnaminson, NJ  |  877-791-4426

AALL AMERICAN Fasteners delivers high-quality industrial, carriage, metric, stainless steel, titanium and other types of bolts to a wide range of industries and markets. We have thousands of different sizes and styles of standard and special bolts for you to choose from. We are able to meet off-the-shelf, semi-custom and made-to-specification fastener requirements. Contact us today!

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Dallas, TX  |  214-637-6051

We provide the very best bolts to all of the Dallas Ft Worth area. We are a family owned company, which means we can provide personalized customer service to all of our customers. Since the 1960s, we have given our customers the very best in products, performance, and quality. We hope to build lifelong relationships with customers so we can share our family with yours!

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Crouch Sales Co., Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  800-444-7414

Liberty Fastener offers a vast line of high quality industrial bolts including carriage bolts, eye bolts, lag bolts, metric bolts, nut and bolt combinations plus structural, plow, hanger, elevator bolts and others. Contact us for outstanding customer service and high quality industrial fasteners.

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Liberty Fastener Company $$$

Greenfield, IN  |  800-537-7925

At Hanger Bolt & Stud Co., we manufacture all of our products according to the Industrial Fasteners Institute standards and are competitively priced. We offer hanger bolts, dowel screws, rail bolts, single-ended, double-ended, and fully threaded studs as well as smooth body and knurled pins. No matter what product you require, we can ensure that your custom parts are made to your specifications and delivered on time. Contact us today to learn more!

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Hanger Bolt & Stud Co. $$$
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Specific industrial tasks which utilize this fastening device include highway sign structures, bridge rails and support columns. Used to secure metal, concrete or wooden objects, bolts are most commonly made of heavy duty metals such as stainless steel, zinc plated steel and titanium.

Material selection depends heavily on the demands that will be placed on the bolt in terms of rust and corrosion, strength, pressure and temperatures inherent in its use. Steel is common due to its availability, strength, durability and resistance to corrosive elements. For especially heavy duty tasks such as securing very heavy objects, titanium is used for its superior strength. In addition to zinc plating, other treatments and coatings may be used to customize bolts. Acid resistant coatings, for example, would be used for J bolts found in chemical manufacturing plants.

The manufacturing process used to create J bolts is similar to that of other bolt types. A steel or titanium wire rod is first heated consistently for an extended period of time and all rust particles are removed. If needed, the metal is coated for added protection. Cold forging is then used to shape the rod at room temperature and the rod is forced through dyes at high pressures to be shaped into long perfectly round rods. Once cut down to the desired length, a second dye shapes the curve of the J. The angle of the curve can vary significantly.

Cold forging using high pressure rollers is then used to press in the thread pattern which is found only on the long straight portion of the bolt. The finished J bolt is then ready for use in a variety of applications. These bolts are most commonly used as cast-in-place anchor bolts. This means that the J bolts are inserted into the desired place in a concrete form as it sets. This ensures secure fastening, but limits flexibility as bolts are inherently difficult to remove once the concrete is set.

As aforementioned, both the curve and the threaded portion of the J can be made useful. To utilize the hook the threaded portion is set in concrete or screwed into metal, wood or any other material. Alternatively the hook may be fixed or slid into place, leaving the threaded portion exposed for fastening. It is important to consider the materials to be fastened as well as the strength and corrosion resistance required of the bolt materials. Other considerations include the bolt curve, length and diameter.



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