Hardware Fasteners

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Fastening Nuts and Bolts: The Basics

Nuts and bolts are the basic building elements that hold materials together.

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Using the Right Fasteners

From screws and nails to bolts and rivets, here's the details on how to fasten your projects.

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Tips for Using Woodworking Clamps

Hold steady with these simple pointers for using wood clamps

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Use A Stud Finder Properly

There will be several times when you will need to use a stud finder.

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Mistakes To Avoid While Using A Pop Riveter

Connect materials together securely with these tips.

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How to Use a Manual Pop Rivet Tool

Using a rivet tool is an easy task. With a few pointers, you'll soon be shooting rivets,

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How to Use a Pop Rivet Gun

The pop rivet gun has many useful applications.

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A Guide to Weight Limits for Toggle Bolts

Do you even lift? Learn the specific weight limits for various grades of toggle bolt.

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A Guide to Installing Toggle Bolts in Your Ceiling

You can hang all kinds of things from the ceiling with the right support.

Wall anchors.
Making Sure that Wall Anchors are Installed into a Stud

An essential part of hanging anything up on a wall.

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How to Install Plastic Anchors into Your Wallboard

Plastic anchors are used to support light loads.

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How to Install Toggle Bolts

Toggle bolts are useful for hanging heavy objects on walls that do not have stud support.

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How to Remove a Stubborn Wall Anchor

Don't yank the anchor out of the wall, leaving a giant hole.

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How to Remove Toggle Bolts from a Wall

Toggle bolts are la crème de la crème of anchor type bolts.

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How to Test the Load Bearing Capabilities of an Angle Bracket

An angle bracket is the perfect option for installing shelves for many different items.

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Installing Plastic Wall Anchors

It is important to use a plastic wall anchor to ensure the hung item is secure.

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2 Common Problems with Drywall Anchors

Drywall anchors are the secret to attaching loads to drywall without screwing into the studs.

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Installing a Threaded Rod in Wood

Threaded rod also called all-thread or stud.

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Installing a Rivet Nut

Installation is a simple process with only a few basic tools

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Choosing and Installing Wall Anchors

Wall anchors can help you hang things without a stud.

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Hardware for Hanging Heavy Items

Fast and easy ways to choose the right fastener for the a job done right.

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Tips for Reusing Head Bolts

Reusing head bolts on your engine is not usually recommended by dealerships and car manufacturers.

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How to Set Anchor Bolts in Concrete

Anchor bolts are heavy duty fasteners used in various construction projects.

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Lag Bolts vs Carriage Bolts

They have different shapes and applications.

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How to Install Shelves Using Drywall Anchors

Adding storage space to your room by installing a shelf is an easy task.

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How to Install Hanger Bolts

Hanger bolts are a great way to install a safety railing.

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Removing a Stripped Hex Bolt

A stripped hex bolt often puts a pause to the job at hand.

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How to Measure a Hex Bolt

The hex bolt is one of the most common types of fasteners.

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How to Measure Metric Bolts

Find out how you can measure metric bolts easily before you wind up lost on your next project.

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Tips for Reading Metric Bolts

Metric bolts are used in many different products, accessories, and even automobiles.

A molly bolt screwed into a thin length of wood.
How to Use Molly Bolts

Learn about molly bolts so you never have to worry about hanging heavy objects on drywall again.

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How to Repair a Broken Pipe Flange on a Toilet

A pipe flange is found under the toilet.

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Nails and Screws 101

The majority of DIY projects around the home will require the use of nails or screws at some point.

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How to Anchor a Free Standing Cabinet to Drywall

The key is to use the right tool to look behind the drywall.

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How to Install a Concrete Anchor Bolt

A concrete anchor bolt is needed when you are building a wood structure on top of concrete.

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How to Remove a Concrete Anchor Bolt

Concrete anchor bolts are meant to stay put. You can remove them with some effort and these tips.

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8 Safety Tips for Using a Pop Rivet Gun

A pop rivet gun is a tool used to fasten rivets on to pieces of material, mostly metal.

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How to Install a Front License Plate Holder With Pop Rivets

Use pop rivets instead of screws to insure your license plate is properly mounted to the frame.

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How to Remove Pop Rivets Without a Drill

Pop rivets are usually removed with a power drill.

How to Install a Tubular Rivet

They can be made of steel, brass, or aluminum.

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The Best Way to Install a Solid Rivet

Solid rivets work if you don't want to weld.

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How to Remove a Solid Rivet

A solid rivet is a fastener.

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4 Tips for Drilling Pop Rivets

They have a specific purpose and are very useful.