Found 41 results for the keyword ‘Fasteners’

  • Plastic Cap for a Hammer Head

    This weird little tool is a hard plastic cap that snaps over a regular hammer head. This is not to protect the hammer, nor to protect the wood. This is to protect the nails. It is used with painted nails as well as decorative nails.
  • A cordless machine for cutting all-thread clean

    Here is a battery operated machine that makes clean cuts in all sizes of continuous thread bolts, leaving them ready to receive the nuts - made by Hitachi.
  • Old jars to hold screws in the shop.

    Frank from Chilliwack, BC suggests saving some of the food jars that we normally recycle, screwing the lids to the bottom side of a shelf and then screwing the jar in -- giving you screw and nail storage that is handy and visible. I would just add, use two screws so that the lid will not rotate ...
  • How to hang posters without taking off the paint.

    A young lady grabbed our camera in a store and begged for help with hanging posters in her room. The scotch tape marks were just pissing off her mom too much.Probably the best of the new gadgets for hanging things on a wall is the one that you see advertised so much by 3M, the plastic clip that ...
  • How to install a full size mirror on a hollow door.

    With a "hollow door fastener", of course. Actually they used to say that on the package, but now they are just called "anchors". I remember when they went by the name "molly bolts".For these fasteners, you drill a moderate sized hole in the door, then insert the fastener. You push its teeth in...
  • Basic Construction connectors

    Most of you are aware that metal connectors are often used to hold things together in a house, much more than in the good old days. The most common one that most people can see in relatively new basements, even decks, is the joist hanger you see in the second photo. Rather than having to sit th...
  • How do you build a deck with vertical 6x6's that twist?

    If a 6x6 or 4x4 wants to twist, it will do so and you can do little to stop it. However you can decide which end will twist!Buried pillarsIf you bury the 6x6 into a concrete pillar, the bottom will be fixed and the top will move, perhaps before you get around to locking in the rest of the deck f...
  • Pro: Trouble Shooting Concrete Fasteners

    Fastening to concrete or masonry? We've got three problems: choosing the right fastener, choosing the right tool and then doing it right. Here is some product information and trouble shooting tips.Power Actuated nailingExplosive shot nailling is the most common but the weakest of the serious ...
  • Knock down furniture hardware

    After selling us knock down furniture for many years now, we can finally buy that special connecting hardware ourselves.There are two basic types: sunken nuts, and cams.The principle of a sunken nut, as you see in the first photo, is that you have a little cylinder that has a threaded hole throug...
  • Hanging things on outside walls, without bothering the siding.

    I have had a few inquiries about how to attach things to outside walls, like signs, wires and Christmas lights without causing any damage.For a brick wall there is a wonderful gadget called the Brick Clip that simply has a spring on the bottom and teeth on the top which grab a brick by inserting ...