What is a stainless steel threaded rod and what is it used for?

Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by Marsh Fasteners

A stainless steel threaded rod is a fastener which is also known as a stud. Studs are made up of a long rod which has threading on both ends. Threading is a helical structure used to convert between rotational and linear movement or force. The presence of threading enables nuts, bolts, and other fasteners to easily screw onto the rod.

Stainless steel threaded rod is used in sectors such as construction, marine, automotive, plumbing, and manufacturing. The studs are useful in any process where easy assembly and speed is required plus where there is a need to withstand high levels of tension and pressure.

There are many uses of stainless steel threaded rod:

  • For use with most standard size fasteners.
  • These fasteners can be used to join wood or metal together, acting as a pin to connect the two materials.
  • They are often inserted into concrete or wood during a repair, and can be used to stabilize structures ranging from wooden furniture to concrete walls.
  • Builders and contractors may also use a threaded rod when constructing homes or other types of buildings.
  • These threaded studs are also popular with metalworkers when building furniture or consumer goods.
  • For temporary down ceiling purposes.
  • For special purpose machineries where proper alignment is required.

Benefits of a stainless steel threaded rod

  • Excellent corrosion resistance - can be used in the marine industry without rusting or breaking down. 
  • Threaded rods are extremely durable and suitable for many applications. 
  • High life expectancy 
  • Stainless steel rods are versatile and can be bent according to your application.
  • The rods have good aesthetic appeal
  • Can be used in sterile environments

How to bend a threaded rod

Stainless steel threaded rods can be bent once it is a reddish color to fit any application. The best benefit about stainless steel rods is that they can be reheated as many times as needed to fit the desired shape. Here are some steps to bend a threaded rod. Remember to use safety gear before you begin (heavy-duty gloves and eye goggles).

You will need

  • A solidly mounted bench vice
  • Two ½ to ¾-inch diameter bolts
  • An oxyacetylene or propane torch


  • Place the two bolts on your vice an inch apart 
  • Tighten bolts sufficiently 
  • Position the rod in the vise where you would like to have the bend in the rod.
  • Light the torch and apply the heat to the area of the rod. 
  • You will be able to bend the rod once it changes to a reddish color.
  • If the rod stiffens, you can apply more heat if necessary.

How to cut a threaded rod

You will need: 

  • A bench vice
  • An angle grinder with a metal cut-off wheel. 
  • A sharpie


  • Grab a Sharpie and mark off where you plan to cut. 
  • Secure the head of the bolt in the vice. 
  • Turn on the angle grinder and cut through the rod at a flat angle. 
  • Remember to place the nut on the bolt before you cut off the end.

Buy best quality fasteners at Marsh Fasteners

Your search for top quality and well-priced stainless steel fasteners has come to an end. At MarshFasteners we have a wide selection of stainless steel threaded rods. If you have specifications or if you need information or advice, you can contact us via email or telephone us at MarshFasteners today.

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