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    3 Industries and the Blind Fasteners They Use

    Blind rivets have come a long way in the last 100 years. What makes blind rivets so useful in a wide range of industries is the fact that you can drive them in from only one side. Additionally, once sealed, they have excellent load-carrying capacity and are less prone to failure caused by vibration or corrosion.

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    Multi-Grip Rivets vs Standard Grip Rivets: Pros and Cons

    Above all, the rivets used on projects must be reliable and enduring. A fastener that fails can lead to more problems, so ensuring you have the right hardware for the job—and then doing the job right—is imperative.

    Beyond this, the choice of rivet can affect other critical work factors. How much will this rivet cost? How difficult will it be to install? Do I have the right rivet on hand for the job? Without the right answers to these questions, costs can add up.

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    What are Pop Rivets?

    Although the name “pop” is widely used as a generic term for blind rivets, it started out as a brand name for a specific style of rivet patented by the George Tucker Eyelet Company, which was acquired by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation (USM). USM later became part of STANLEY Engineered Fastener, which now owns the POP® trademark.

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    The Pros and Cons of Using a Cordless Rivet Gun

    Each tower of the Golden Gate Bridge contains 600,000 rivets. That number translates into an incredible amount of work before the invention of the cordless rivet gun. Even with modern technology, the number would be impressive—a testament to how vision and hard work can lead to something great.

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    Questions You Should Be Asking Potential Fastener Suppliers

    You’ve narrowed down your fastener specifications—but now you are wondering, “Which supplier should I use?”

    Having a supplier who truly knows the industry is crucial. You need a supplier who can source the right products from top manufacturers and who provides knowledgeable, high-quality customer service. In order to find out if you are talking with the right supplier, start by asking questions about a variety of topics.

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    [Infographic] How to Identify the Best Rivet Guns for Your Application

    When selecting a rivet gun, you have different designs and manufacturers to choose from, which makes it even harder to find the right tool.

    Review our infographic on the three steps for choosing the best rivet gun for your needs.

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    Key Things You Need to Know When Using a Huck Bolt

    Throughout the history of mechanical construction, there has always been a need for a completely permanent fastening system—one that essentially becomes a part of the piece on which it is used. Welding two objects together is one such fastening method, but it requires expert installers using high temperatures, gases, and heavy protective equipment, all of which make it difficult to accomplish, especially in hard-to-reach locations.

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    The Bay Supply Story

    Putting our customers first has made Bay Supply the authorized master distributor for so many of the top brands in engineered fastening systems and tools. Take that customer-first philosophy and add more than a half-century of industry knowledge and technological leadership to drive the company forward.

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    Why Threaded Inserts for Metal Will Enhance Your Application

    If you’re working with thin materials and need a strong, durable fastener that is removable and reusable, blind threaded inserts are the solution. Not only are they incredibly easy to install, but they’ll also enhance your application by ensuring production efficiency and durability.

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    Essential Definition: What is a Blind Bolt?


    What Is a Blind Bolt?

    A blind bolt is a structural fastener that delivers more strength and adaptability than a typical rivet or weld. They were developed to forge a strong connection where conventional rivets or hex bolts were hard to fit or just couldn’t do the job.


     

    When you need a structural fastener that delivers more strength and adaptability than a typical rivet or weld, there is nothing like a blind bolt.

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