What Is A Carriage Bolt And When To Use It?

Are you on the hunt for reliable, high-quality fasteners? If so, you will likely have come across the carriage bolt variety. Below, we take a look at what a carriage bolt is and when is the best time to use one.

  • What is a Carriage Bolt?

A carriage bolt is a type of fastener that can be made from of a number of different materials (stainless steel being the most popular). A carriage bolt generally has a round head and a flat tip, and is threaded along part of its shank. 

  • Choosing the Right Carriage Bolt

If quality and longevity are important to you when it comes to carriage bolts, then it would be wise to purchase carriage bolts made out of stainless steel. These bolts will be corrosion-resistant, scratch-resistant and strong. If the bolt is going to be used in exterior applications, then another good choice is hot dipped galvanized steel, which will also be extremely resistant to corrosion. Having said that, if the carriage bolt is going to be submerged in water, then the best choice is undoubtedly stainless steel.

  • When to Use a Carriage Bolt

Carriage bolts are ideal for fastening wood to metal. Alternatively, carriage bolts can also be used to fasten two pieces of wood together. Remember, carriage bolts should only ever be inserted into pre-drilled holes. Furthermore, they can be used in a variety of different industries including the following:

  • Water conservation and treatment industry,
  • Railroad industry,
  • Farming industry, and
  • Mining industry, to name a few.

For world-class stainless steel carriage bolts, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Marsh Fasteners today.

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