We have all had it happen. You are turning a wrench and then BAM, the head of the bolt rounds off, the wrench slips, and you bust your knuckles on the edge of something sharp. It never fails; there is always a sharp edge next to a rounded bolt waiting for your tender knuckles. Here are some tips and tricks to removing rounded-off bolts…
Stripped threads can occur for several reasons, but you can learn how to fix stripped threads and reassemble your components quickly and correctly.
Since their invention, cross-threaded nuts and bolts have been the bane of mechanics’ workdays. Here’s an examination of what they are and why they happen.
Torque is the main force behind securing fasteners. Depending on what grade of fastener you are using, the higher the torque, the better the retention. That isn’t always enough, sometimes … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: Threadlocker Guide
When you think about it, the idea that putting a small amount of pressure on a pedal could bring a speeding vehicle to a halt sounds a little ludicrous. Luckily, we’ve developed braking systems that do exactly that (and more). One key to good brakes is surprisingly small: the brake bleeder screw. Do you know how to use it and what it does for you?
To rotate tires or change a flat tire, you need to know how to tighten lug nuts, but “tight enough” isn’t enough. Here’s how to do it the right way.
An advanced mechanic toolkit can turn roadblocks into finished projects. Check out these must-have tools to get the job done.
A rusted or corroded bolt can seriously halt your progress on a project. Learn how to remove a seized bolt to simplify your future DIY projects.
A seized lug nut doesn’t have to be a source of frustration if you follow these three easy steps.
When it comes to metric vs. standard bolts, it can be hard to tell the difference. Can you? Take this quiz to see!