Author Archives: Mike Drouin

3 of the Best Hardware Assortments

Sometimes our garages or work spaces get cluttered with many different pieces of hardware. I can be difficult to locate exactly what you need if you don’t have a perfect photographic memory. Hardware assortment kits are great for keeping small pieces organized. They can be reused and refilled with many different small pieces. Below is […]

Bolt Identification Guide

How to identify a Bolt So many bolts, so little time. Here's a guide to help you figure out what the specs of almost any bolt, and tell if it's either metric or standard. It can get really confusing sometimes when it comes to fasteners since there are just so many. But this handy guide [...]

Benefits of Using Brass Hardware

Not all that glitters is gold. Recently, brass hardware has been making a comeback on everything from furniture, boats to decor. Stainless steel has traditionally taken top place as the most sought after material for fasteners, but the trend has been swinging more towards the warmer yellow shade of brass. Once considered old fashioned, brass […]

Self Drilling Screws vs. Self Tapping Screws

What's the difference between a self-drilling screw and a self-tapping screw? This topic has confused myself in the past as well as our customers. We are going to make it clear here the difference between these two fasteners, and what applications they are best used for. First I will show you a comparison image, and [...]

Stainless Steel Fasteners

Stainless steel is a corrosion resistant metal that comes in a variety of grades and surface finishes, it differs from standard carbon steel by the quantity of chromium that’s present in it. Whereas unprotected carbon steel rusts easily when exposed to moisture and air, stainless steel fasteners are different as they contain enough chromium elements […]

Conditioning discs

Car owners will often take their car to the garage if it has dents which are to be repaired or the car has to be repainted due to peeling paint or other similar problem. In such cases, the existing paint on the car has to be removed, and a fresh coat has to applied. For […]

Brass Fasteners Canada

  Brass screws, nuts, and bolts are made up of an alloy metal with a combination of zinc and copper. They exists in different varieties with a wide range of forms and sizes depending on usages. The screws are very beneficial in different ways depending on the engineering drawings in the workshop of the user. […]