Types of Bolts
Bolts are one of the most essential pieces of hardware you can have on hand for jobs both large and small. Having a good assortment of different bolt types means that you are ready to meet a number of different challenges, whether you are a casual do-it-yourself handyman or a professional construction company. Below are some of the most common bolt types you are likely to encounter. Copper State offers these and other types of bolts at affordable prices.
A wood bolt is a common screw, the kind you most likely have in your toolbox already. It has a narrow shaft and a rounded or flat head with a slot cut into it for a screwdriver.
A dowel bolt has a double head, which means that it can be screwed into a surface from either side. These are commonly seen in jobs like furniture or cabinet making where getting a sharp corner or flush fit between two loose pieces is important.
An eye bolt has a loop at the top instead of a screw or bolt head. It can be loosened or tightened by hand, simply by slipping a finger through the loop.
A hex bolt is similar to a wood bolt, though the shaft is usually thicker. The main difference is that it does not have a screwdriver slot in the head; instead, it is loosened or tightened using a wrench.
There are numerous other types of bolts you will probably come across, but these are likely to feature in most of the jobs that come your way. Call (800) 603-6887 today to learn more about the wide selection of bolts and nuts available at Copper State.