Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Noted: Incredibly Useful, and Free, Guide to Fasteners for all the Makers in your life via Make Magazine

Incredibly Useful, and Free, Guide to Fasteners via Make Magazine

Wow! I know that I am always overwhelmed and confused when I go to the hardware store to try and find the proper hardware for a home repair or project. These free guides from Bolt Depot might just be the answer to my Maker prayers. I know I am going to be spending some time in the very near future downloading and perusing all of them.


The 28-page guide covers the anatomy of bolts and screws, different head types, drive types, thread count and pitch, and how to measure diameter and length. The majority of the document is full-size “lay-over” reproductions of common (and not so common) fasteners so that you can size the bolts you have by eye-balling them on over the guide. Being more of a visual than a numbers person, I find these lay-over guides extremely helpful. Every page of the guidebook also has a scale accuracy ruler so that you can check to make sure that you properly printed the page for accurate bolt identification.
Read the entire article at Make Magazine

Download the guides directly from Bolt Depot

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