Apr 16, 2014

With all of the different types of construction projects that are possible, there are times when you are in need of specialty nuts and bolts to make sure that you get the job done right. Finding a quality nut and bolt supply company should help you to have exactly what you need on hand no matter what type of project you begin.


Bolts are a type of fastener that are used to help hold things together. There are many different types of bolts, including:

  • Hex bolts
  • Carriage bolts
  • Lag bolts
  • U-bolts
  • J-bolts
  • Eye Bolts
  • Shoulder bolts
  • Elevator bolts
  • Hanger bolts

While some bolts are designed strictly for fastening, others have special purposes. A U-bolt, for example, is designed to attach around round surfaces, like a pipe. Shoulder bolts are designed for creating pivot points. When selecting your bolts, you will also want to keep in mind whether the head will sit flush with the surface of your materials, or if you need it to stick out.


Nuts also come in a variety of types, including:

  • Hex
  • Jam
  • Wing
  • Cap
  • Acorn
  • Flange
  • Tee
  • Square
  • K-lock
  • Coupling
  • Slotted
  • Castle

To choose the right type of nuts and bolts, you really need to consider the parameters of your project. Wing nuts are great if you will need to eventually hand fasten the nut. Cap and acorn nuts are perfect for creating a closed, finished appearance to a fastener. Tee nuts are designed to go into wood in order to make a threaded hole. You simply need to choose the right kind of nut for your fastener and material.

Bolts and nuts can be an essential part of making your construction project come together. Be sure to have a quality selection of nuts and bolts for all of your projects so that you always have just what you need on hand. Call (800) 603-6887 now to learn more about the vast selection of nuts and bolts and other fasteners available at Copper State.