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What Are Fasteners?

Fasteners 101

Looking to find the perfect part? Want to learn about nuts and bolts? Wondering what the difference between a 316 Stainless Steel Tap Bolt and a Grade 8 Hex Cap Screw? You've found the right place!

Quality information is key to the proper use and application of fasteners. Here at Albany County Fasteners, we know all about fasteners and we want to make sure that our customers have the proper fastener training to get the right part for the right application. Save time, money and frustration by reviewing the industry standards, specifications, finishes and more before making a purchase.

This information includes sizing, finish benefits, drive types, screw thread types, bolt types, nut types, thread pitches and more to make sure that you have the perfect fit for any project.

For more information or to speak with a product specialist who can make recommendations for your application, please call Customer Service Toll-Free at 866-573-0445. Our specialists have hands on construction and building experience, they have also completed education courses and classes.

So, what are fasteners? Look below to find everything you need to know!


Fastener Grades, Strength and Materials Taps & Dies
Fastener Metal Varieties

Taps and Dies
Fastener Varieties Tamper Proof Fasteners
Types of Nuts and Bolts


Tamper Proof Fasteners or Security Screws


Drives, Heads, Threads and Fastener Measuring Thread Galling and Fastener Seizing
fastener drives head types and screw threads
Stainless Steel Thread Galling
Blind (POP) Rivets 101 Reference Tables
stainless-steel-rivets


Fastener Secifications