Brass Fasteners

Brass Fasteners are an extremely useful screw type that can be used across varying applications. The brass make-up of the screw offers a number of useful characteristics.

These include:

  • Anti-corrosive
  • Water resistant
  • Aesthetically pleasing

 

WHY USE BRASS SCREWS FOR WOODWORK?

Typically, brass screws can be more aesthetically pleasing as the brass offers a softer tan colouring that works well with wood. Typically smaller brass screws are used when building furniture or installing doors etc.

Stripping can occur when using brass screws whilst working with wood, and often a drill hole often the same size of the screw is drilled into the material first. The use of these pilot holes that are the same diameter as the unthreaded part of the brass screw helps avoid stripping and ensures the screw offers maximum strength and load capacity.

Brass is a softer metal and so must be used with more care. It is also, as always, beneficial to use a screwdriver that fits the head of the screw exactly. Use better quality brass screws to help avoid any issues, such as the range Tradefix Direct sells.

WHY USE BRASS SCREWS FOR OUTSIDE?

The anti-corrosive and water resistant nature of these screws means they are ideal for exterior use.

Quite often iron screws with a brass plating are used, but brass screws work just as well. The main benefits of these screws will be found when installed in areas that cannot be easily maintained, and should be used instead of more typical iron screws which can rust.

BRASS SCREWS FOR MARINE USE?

For decades brass screws have been used on marine equipment, purely as these are the best screws for the job. The water resistant and anti-corrosive qualities of these screws are perfect for use around the sea and underwater (or anywhere where it is generally a bit damp!)

Regular steel and iron screws can corrode from prolonged exposure to the wind, sun and rain, and so pure brass or brass plated iron screws are the best for the job.

Different Types of Fasteners

 

Application

  • Brass Nuts are almost always used in conjunction with a mating bolt or screw to fasten multiple parts together.
  • General Range of Brass Nuts are used in applications where vibration or rotation may work a nut loose.
  • Precision Brass Nuts are used in automotive, engineering, and industrial applications usually need to be tightened to a specific torque setting, using a torque wrench.
  • Standard Brass Nuts prevent Self-Loosening.
  • Brass Nuts are widely used for all type general fastening and installation application.

Benefits

  • Brass Nuts are available with threaded hole as per custom specified.
  • A wide variety of brass nuts exists, from household hardware versions to specialized industry-specific designs that are engineered to meet various technical standards.
  • Brass Nuts are graded with strength ratings compatible with their respective bolts.
  • An ISO property class 10 brass nut will be able to support the bolt proof strength load of an ISO property class 10.9 bolt without stripping.
  • General Range of Brass Nuts meet the needs of many different applications and come in a variety of different standard grades.
  • Brass Nuts are available with different styles, lengths, finishes, and materials.
  • Standard Brass Nuts are available with Anti-Corrosion properties.

Operation

  • The preload pulls the brass nut threads against the bolt threads and the Nut face against the bearing surface, with a constant force.
  • The tightening procedure should be used if effective locking is to be achieved by Brass Nuts.
  • Three Steps of manufacturing Brass Nuts including Heading, Thread Rolling and Coating.
  • Brass Nuts are available with different types of finishing and coating include Chrome, Nickle, Brass, Copper, Zinc, Electrolytic Tin and more.
  • Ensure that the full strength of the Brass Nut is developed rather than a premature failure from thread stripping. Brass Fasteners

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