We are often asked this question in regards to how the threads were manufactured on a particular size bolt or screw that we stock. The main reason we are asked this question is because "rolled" threads are perceived to be superior to "cut" threads on externally threaded fasteners.
Wood screws have a variety of uses and are usually bought in bulk for cheap. The problem is, with the cheaper wood screws, there’s a greater chance for the screw to pull out, back out, or pull through.**
This blog was created for anyone who is new to the fastener industry and might be struggling with how to read a part description. I still struggle with is myself, and thought about how last week we provided the Inch to Metric Conversion Chart. I figured we could also share a printable PDF on how to read a part description.
I’ve been in the fastener world for about 10 months now and was just getting the hang of inch parts when we decided to launch a DIN Spec Metric Hex Head Cap Screw line to our product family. I think the initial reaction people like me would be apprehension – in the U.S. we’re used to inch and the metric world seems hard to navigate. But with the increased use of products from overseas, we’ll see an increased correlation to metric fasteners.
It is with deepest regret that we announce the loss of former Earnest Machine President John Zehnder. John succumbed to his fight against cancer on April 6, 2015.