Celebrate Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up! Get Dad the perfect gift at American Fasteners. Father’s Day Event – Our Doral location – 7AM – 2PM– Friday, June 14th. Don’t miss it! 7323 NW 66th St. Miami, FL 33166. We’ll be having Great Deals and a Raffle for Great Prizes. Get a free ticket for our food

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Screw Points & Thread Styles

Screw Points & Thread Styles

Point/Thread Styles The point styles on a screw serve the purpose of tapping, cutting or drilling through the desired material. There are five main screw point categories: Tapping screws – tapping screws get their name because they “tap” their own mating threads.  Some tapping screws require a hole while others are self-drilling. They are identified

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Drive Styles

Drive Styles

The drive style refers to the installation tool used.  The most common are the Phillips, slotted, a combination of both (Phillips and slotted), and hex (hexagon).  Using the correct sized slotted screwdriver or hex key prevents head damage.  For hex cap screws, use a wrench made for square head bolts and screws.  Selecting an uncommon

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Carriage Bolts

Carriage Bolts

ASTM A307-Grade A Carriage bolts are used to fasten metal to timber.  The square shoulder under the rounded head helps hold the bolt in place once tightened.  Carriage bolts come in a variety of sizes and materials such as:  Zinc-plated:  Better corrosion resistance Grade 5 Steel:  Most commonly used in automotive industry Stainless Steel 18-8: 

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SPECIALTY SELF-DRILL SCREWS

SPECIALTY SELF-DRILL SCREWS

Hex Head Self-Drill Thin Wafer Plymetal Self-Drill With Wings  Use a #4 point for metal to steel applications up to 3/8”thick. #5 point for metal to steel up to 1/2” thick.  For attaching plywood to metal. • Wings bore out and relieve wood chips before breaking off at metal. • Zinc plated #3 point. #2

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FASTENERS – BOLTS

Bolts are one of the most commonly used fasteners in construction and machine design. You can find them in everything from electric toothbrushes and door hinges to concrete pillars in buildings. Bolts come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, but the production process remains the same. It begins with cold forging steelwire into

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SB35 SmartBrute

SB35 SmartBrute

SB35 SmartBrute – Tool use and care Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the work piece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct

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