Threaded Rod-A Type of Fastener

  • Release date:01-09-2016
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    The threaded rod is one of the most used fastener metho […]

    The threaded rod is one of the most used fastener methods used today. This is because of its high durability, the amount of materials this type of rod can be found in, and the various sizes it available. Some can be found as small as fractions of an inch in diameter, while others quite a bit larger.

    Many industries make use of the threaded rod in one way or another. While most DIY enthusiasts know the shorter versions as used in normal household applications, those in the construction, plumbing, electrical, general repair, and automotive repair industries are well aware of how useful they are.

    Some of the rods that can be found in stores are only a few inches in length. These are used mostly in small repairs and are very affordable for the person looking for them to fix something around the house. Other threaded rod sizes can be a few feet in length. These are often found in standard hardware stores and are fairly inexpensive.

    Searching for them deeper than your local hardware store can reveal more options. For instance, many industrial supply and dedicated manufacturers sell them finished in a variety of materials, and in a range of different thread types. It is not uncommon to find them finished in materials such as stainless steel, galvanized steel, zinc, yellow zinc, aluminum, or brass. Some other options are available at special retailers as well. The threads are also available in left or right handed varieties, as well as fine, coarse, and metric types. Knowing exactly what you are purchasing before putting any money down is a good idea.

    For the DIY enthusiasts looking for some for home use, one can either purchase several smaller rods or invest in a larger one. Those that are longer are often not that much more expensive and are well-worth the price if you feel you will need it. For industrial purposes, buying in bulk is the far more affordable option. Wholesale options can cut the costs by up to fifty percent depending on the vendor, and with the internet it is possible to browse multiple online shops to get the best price in exactly the finish and thread type that you need.

    Often, the other items needed to use these threaded rods, such as anchor bolts, coupling nuts and U-bolts, can be found at the same vendors. Some may offer lower prices for buying the rods themselves and other products with them at a lower price, though with some wholesalers it may be necessary to email about large bulk orders of multiple products to get the best deals.

    Finding the right threaded rod type for you or your business's needs is not extremely difficult, but finding them at the lowest price possible without sacrificing quality can take some time. There are several resources available, but using them to their fullest is up to you to get the best results.