Fastener SuperStore Blog

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Two New Styles of Cable Ties Available - Mil-Spec and EZ-Off™ in 8 Colors

Cable Ties, also known as Zip Ties are now available in Mil-Spec , as well as in 8 colors in the EZ-Off ™ Style. Mil-Spec Cable Ties are made in the USA and are UL approved. We now offer bulk quantities in sizes from 4.1" up to 36.7", and from ...

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Some Helpful Info About Rivets at Fastener Superstore

Grip Range is an important factor in identifying what rivet you need. Grip range tells you the range of combined thicknesses that a rivet can hold together. If you are riveting two items together which are both .09" thick, then you need a rivet with a grip range that covers ...

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Painted and Plated Parts at Fastener SuperStore

Painting Services Several of our Oval Head Machine Screws are available with heads painted in white, ivory & brown. These Screws are commonly used to match electrical switchplates. If you need a different color, or a different part painted, we can get you a quote for the job. We can ...

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BSD vs. CSD Self-Drilling Screws

You might notice some of our Self-Drilling Screw spec sheets refer to BSD and CSD styles. Here's a rundown of what those names mean, and when one or the other might be the appropriate screw for you to use. BSD Self-Drilling Screws Most standard self-drilling screws don't conform to UNC ...

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What in the World Are These Things?

We get a lot of emails from people asking us to identify strange parts they've run into. Usually it's no problem, but occasionally we get stumped. Check out the two items below and let us know if you think you know what they are. We'll get back to the owners ...

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What Grade of Stainless Steel is Right for Your Application?

18-8 stainless steel, also sometimes called 304 stainless, is the most common type used for fasteners such as machine screws and nuts . It contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel and features strong corrosion resistance, but is softer, and thus weaker, than some other grades such as 410 stainless. Self-drilling ...

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Hex Head Cap Screws vs. Hex Tap Bolts

Fastener SuperStore carries hex head bolts in the two most common styles: Hex Head Cap Screws and Hex Tap Bolts. Hex Head Cap Screws are the most common type of hex head bolt. Starting at 1/4" diameters and going up to 1 1/2", they are generally, but not always, partially ...

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Rack Mounting Nuts in Cage & Clip Style

Fastener SuperStore carries Rack Mounting Nuts in common styles, sizes, configurations and quantities. Check out our selection below. Rack Mounting Cage Nuts were designed to support components that are installed into server racks. The caged design allows them to be used in racks with square holes. We offer cage nuts ...

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Spacers, Hex & Round, Available at Fastener SuperStore

At Fastener SuperStore, our parts selection includes over 650 different spacers of varying materials and sizes, in both hex and round shapes. Spacers are unthreaded and are used to hold components at a set distance apart from one another, usually with a screw or rod holding them in place. Hex ...

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Thread Cutting Screws: Types 1, 23, 25 & F (Including Grounding and Floorboard) Screws

Thread Cutting Screws come with sharp edges at the tip, along with a chip cavity or cutout line for clearing the cut material. We carry four unique styles at Fastener SuperStore: Type 1; Type 23; Type 25 & Type F. Type 1 Type 1 Thread Cutting Screws also have machine ...