Lag Bolts

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Lag bolts are generally large, heavy duty and often industrial bolts, though smaller variations are available for use in furniture and cabinetry industries. Popular in construction, masonry, locomotive, mining and civil engineering industries lag bolts are used as fasteners at integral joints of such structures as bridges, railway trestles, decking and even barn construction. Read Moreā€¦

Lag Bolts A lag bolt is a mechanical fastener with a threaded body that is driven through two adjacent surfaces for the purpose of adjoining them securely. Also known as a lag screw, this piece of hardware is most often used to link wooden elements with other wooden parts or concrete foundations.

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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 $$$

Strongsville, OH  |  800-729-9779

At Stelfast, we provide bolts in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and materials. We aim to be your #1 source for quality products and great customer service. Our bolts and fasteners include: anchor, carriage, eye, lag, elevator, machine, large diameter, nuts, screws, pins and more.

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Stelfast® Inc. $$$

Mansfield, TX  |  877-844-8595

We are located in The Dallas area, but we are dedicated to serving customers everywhere. Our products serve many industries including automotive, construction, and many others! We have been producing high quality products since 1984 and this is a tradition that we strive to continue! Get in touch with our customer service department today to learn more about what we may do for you!

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AFT Fasteners $$$

Madison, IL  |  800-237-7059

St. Louis Screw & Bolt has been in the nut and bolt business since 1887. We are a manufacturer of cold and hot formed A325 and A490 structural, bridge and anchor bolts. We also manufacture hot forged special bolts, stainless steel bolts and u bolts from 1/2" - 4" in diameter.

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St. Louis Screw & Bolt $$$

Lansdale, PA  |  215-855-5633

Nickel Systems is a distributor of industrial bolts and stainless steel bolts. We specialize in high nickel fasteners and precision machined parts like hex bolts, u bolts, hex nuts, jam nuts, washers, and pipe plugs. Our corrosion-resistant fasteners are offered in a wide array of choices for your convenience.

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Nickel Systems, Inc. $$$
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Wooden components such as posts and beams are commonly connected with these devices as they offer an extremely secure connection without causing significant damage to the woodwork. To ensure a continually high degree of clamping force when tightened, lag bolts are made of strong materials that are not likely to stretch, expand or crack over time. The specific material depends on the intended use and environmental pressures to be inflicted upon the bolt. Zinc-plated steel and hot dipped galvanized steel are popular choices as they are low cost and still offer some resistance to rust. Stainless steel and silicone bronze, however, offer heightened protection against the elements as they are highly resistant to corrosion from moisture and chemicals that may be present in some industrial settings.

The manufacturing process used to create lag bolts is similar to that of other bolt types. A steel or bronze 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 a high pressure to be shaped into long perfectly round rods. Once cut down to the desired length, a second dye shapes the head of the lag bolt which may be either square or hexagonal.

Cold forging using high pressure rollers is then used to press in the thread pattern. The finished course-pitched lag bolt is then ready for use in a variety of applications. A pilot hole is made in the first piece of wood or other material and the bolt is inserted. A wrench, spanner or pliers are then used to drive the screw into the second bit of material. The threading bites into the wood to hold the two components together.

During installation, caution must be used so as not to damage the head of the screw. The head provides compression while preventing the bolt from being driven completely through both materials. In some instances a washer is also used to protect softer lumbar, ensuring that the head will not sink into the wood. 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 length and diameter.

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