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Screws & Fixings

  1. Rivets: Definition, Uses and What to Buy
    23
    Mar

    Rivets: Definition, Uses and What to Buy

    Structures and other components require various parts to fasten and secure objects together. Like screws and bolts, rivets are reliable types of fasteners that connect the parts and fix them in place...

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  2. How To Use A Rivet Gun
    17
    Jan

    How To Use A Rivet Gun

    Screws and bolts make an excellent solution for fastening materials but can loosen over time, especially when the structure is exposed to frequent vibrations. However, rivets offer an excellent alternative to screws and bolts and won't loosen over time.

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  3. 3 Types of Common Metal Screws
    12
    Jan

    3 Types of Common Metal Screws

    No matter the project, chances are you’re going to need screws. As essential fasteners, the correct type of screw must be applied to the suitable material. Screws come in numerous shapes and sizes, each with custom features to match the job. It makes the task you want to achieve more manageable and more efficient.

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  4. How to Choose the Best Plasterboard Screws
    27
    Dec

    How to Choose the Best Plasterboard Screws

    For almost any home DIY venture, screws are a major component. However, as you’ll soon discover, having the right type of screw is a must. Whether securing wood, timber or metal, there’s a kind specifically designed for the job. Plasterboard is no exception.

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  5. Roofing Screws: Everything you need to know
    15
    Nov

    Roofing Screws: Everything you need to know

    It is impossible to navigate a DIY venture without screws. The sheer importance of this historical invention is often overlooked, but mechanical fasteners are a critical component in every toolkit, and a necessity for any construction plans.

    Recognising the importance of screws is the first step. Next, you need to choose the right kind. Depending on the project, there are several types to match the task. If it’s the roof you’re focusing on, you’re going to need roofing screws. ...

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  6. How to Choose the Right Wall Plugs
    01
    Nov

    How to Choose the Right Wall Plugs

    The wall plug is a worldwide fixing device used for DIY purposes and professional trades. These handy tools are small, plastic inserts that sit within materials that are less capable of supporting weight. They allow for screws to then be inserted, securing all kinds of wall attachments.

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  7. Screws and Bolts: Everything You Need to Know
    18
    Oct

    Screws and Bolts: Everything You Need to Know

    Screws, nuts, and bolts have been used interchangeably for what seems like forever. Think about it, do you know the difference between a screw and a bolt? Has anyone ever explained the difference?

    The world of screws and bolts is relatively complex in terms of their sheer quantity, but after reading this guide, you’ll know exactly which screws and bolts are right for your project.

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  8. 11 Types of Screws Every DIYer Should Get to Know
    27
    Sep

    11 Types of Screws Every DIYer Should Get to Know

    Anybody who dabbles in DIY knows how difficult a job can become without the appropriate tools. When working single-handedly, you don’t want to make the job any harder than it needs to be. From self-drilling screws to self-tapping screws, every DIY enthusiast should have a selection in their toolkit...

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