Category Archives: Ask the Experts

The ABC’s of Deck Screws Explained…

Spring is here and that means that deck screw season is here! Do you know how you are going to repair your deck? Do you know what fasteners you need? The Fastener Experts explain it all for you… Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Can Drywall and Cabinet Screws Be Used Interchangeably?

With a customer uncertain about whether to use a drywall or cabinet screw, our fastener experts help them figure it all out! Continue reading

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Need Help Building Your Backyard Deck?

Spring is here – which means building or re-building decks. This is a good time to be informed about deck screws, the choices available and their role in the deck’s construction and longevity. Continue reading

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Are Fastener Prices Going Up In The Near Future?

With the world still struggling with shake off the effects of the global recession, it seems that prices of everyday items keeps going up.

Food, gas and any other non-discretionary items continue to increase in price with no end in sight.

So what about fasteners? Continue reading

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ASTM: What’s in a standard?

The most common problem we find out customers faced with is the daunting task of figure out all of the different fastener standards. Continue reading

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Going with Alternate Solutions

Having trouble sourcing an item with hard to find threading? Sometimes you can use an alternative and still get the job done. We had a client looking for a #6-40 fine thread machine screw and nut that he wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Explaining Dacrotized Finishes

Coatings for different fasteners are as varied as the fasteners themselves. So when talking about Deck Screws, for example, you have to make sure you are comparing apples to apples before buying to ensure that you have the best product. So, … Continue reading

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Product Torque Range

Product specifications can be a tricky area to navigate without the right information. Moreover, having the right info and knowing whether the item you have will do the job is paramount. In today’s Ask the Aspen Experts post, a client … Continue reading

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Sourcing Hex Flange Bolts

While chatting online with a customer on the Aspen Fasteners website, one of our fasteners experts was asked about a specific part that was not available as a standard item; could it be ordered for them? The client needed the … Continue reading

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Experts Explain Thread-Cutting Screws

It’s always great to find a way to reduce costs and speed up production without compromising quality. What if you could save your valuable time and money by eliminating the need to pre-tap for standard screws, or stop fretting over … Continue reading

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