Last Updated on July 1, 2020 by Marsh Fasteners
There are many benefits to using stainless steel nuts and bolts, as well as many different types of stainless steel nuts and bolts to choose from. Below, we look at why stainless steel is the best choice for this sort of fastener, as well as which types to use for your specific application.
- Why Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts?
Stainless steel promises improved durability when it comes to nuts and bolts. Not only is it corrosion resistant, but it is also eco-friendly and 100% recyclable. Furthermore, stainless steel nuts and bolts are also quite resistant to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. This makes them a top choice for almost any application.
- The Types of Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts
- Machine Screw Nuts
These are used in machines, most often alongside smaller machine screws.
- Finish Hexagon NutS
Finish hexagon steel nuts are used in a large number of production applications.
- Acorn Cap Nuts
This stainless steel nut is also often referred to as a dome nut. They are essentially hexagon dome-shaped nuts that cover the exposed end of a fastener’s thread.
- Hex Head Bolts
Hex head bolts have a hexagon-shaped head and are used for an array of thru-bolting applications.
- Lag Bolts
A lag bolt is a really large sheet metal or wood screw, most commonly with a hex head.
- Carriage Bolts
Carriage bolts are special bolts that have a distinctive mushroom-shaped, round head. Many professionals also refer to carriage bolts as coach bolts or round head square neck bolts. Many carriage bolts come with a countersunk head and have a square section under the head so that the bolt can easily lock into position when installed into the same size square or wood.