most common fasteners used in mechanical assemblies are bolts, nuts and screws. Bolts usually (but not always) have hexa- gonal heads, as do nuts. Screws usually (again, but not always) have round heads and a slot or other recess to accommodate the appropriate driver tool. Nuts and bolts are most often tightened and loosened using wrenches, sockets and nut drivers; likewise, screws are driven tight or loosened using screwdrivers. There are myriad varieties of these tools and each have uses at which they excel. Let's explore these tools and what they're used for now.
most common fasteners used in mechanical assemblies are bolts, nuts and screws. Bolts usually (but not always) have hexa- gonal heads, as do nuts. Screws usually (again, but not always) have round heads and a slot or other recess to accommodate the appropriate driver tool. Nuts and bolts are most often tightened and loosened using wrenches, sockets and nut drivers; likewise, screws are driven tight or loosened using screwdrivers. There are myriad varieties of these tools and each have uses at which they excel. Let's explore these tools and what they're used for now.
most common fasteners used in mechanical assemblies are bolts, nuts and screws. Bolts usually (but not always) have hexa- gonal heads, as do nuts. Screws usually (again, but not always) have round heads and a slot or other recess to accommodate the appropriate driver tool. Nuts and bolts are most often tightened and loosened using wrenches, sockets and nut drivers; likewise, screws are driven tight or loosened using screwdrivers. There are myriad varieties of these tools and each have uses at which they excel. Let's explore these tools and what they're used for now.
most common fasteners used in mechanical assemblies are bolts, nuts and screws. Bolts usually (but not always) have hexa- gonal heads, as do nuts. Screws usually (again, but not always) have round heads and a slot or other recess to accommodate the appropriate driver tool. Nuts and bolts are most often tightened and loosened using wrenches, sockets and nut drivers; likewise, screws are driven tight or loosened using screwdrivers. There are myriad varieties of these tools and each have uses at which they excel. Let's explore these tools and what they're used for now.
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month, in Part 1 we covered wrenches of all sorts, sockets and ratchets – all essential implements when dealing with nuts and bolts. But there are other types of fasteners in common use for automotive and other applications, and these require other tools, so that’s what we’re covering in Part 2 here. SCREWDRIVERS It is unconscionable to think of a garage without at least a modest complement of screwdrivers, since these are indispensable tools that are used for myriad tasks.