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Tanner Selected as Exclusive Master Distributor for Parker Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws


Tanner Bolt & Nut Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Parker Fasteners of Buckeye, AZ to become the Exclusive Master Distributor in the United States for its Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws.img_lock-out-max-security-screws

Lock-Out® is a new and innovative security fastener featuring a unique patented drive that is engineered to perform in high torque applications. The distinctive oval center pin and multiple drive/key combinations give customers the option to select higher levels of security in a tamper-proof fastener. Installation bits are not sold commercially. Installation bits will only be sold through Tanner.img_lock-out-screw-group-1

Lock-Out® is available in a multitude of head styles, threads, diameters, lengths, materials, and finishes. Diameters range from 1/4″-5/8″, M1.4-M16, and #0-#10, with lengths up to 12″ for certain diameters. Materials available include carbon steel, stainless steel 302HQ, 304, 316, A286 & brass alloy steel 4037, 8740.

For absolute maximum protection of your property or product, Lock-Out® can be manufactured with a one-of-a-kind, drive pattern that is exclusive to your company.

Tanner will receive its initial stock order in early March 2021 and will continue to bolster its inventory throughout the year. Made-to-order products typically will ship in 8-10 weeks.

Tanner, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY is a nationwide distributor of premium industrial and security fasteners, code-compliant anchors, safety products, and power tool accessories. For over 40 years, Tanner’s knowledgeable sales and support staff has committed to a customer-first approach, delivering innovative quality products. Tanner partners with over fifty well-known quality brands that provide our customers with industry-leading experience, innovation, and quality control.

Parker Fasteners is a premier ISO & AS9100 Rev D registered cold heading manufacturer located in Buckeye, Arizona who sources all raw materials from American sources, including DFARS compliance. Parker takes great pride in making quality fasteners, meeting customer product specifications, and delivering on or before promised due dates. Parker brings a unique depth of experience and a high level of innovation to its product offering, delivering the highest level of support in the industry in this high growth area.

Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screw Product Information & Specs:img_lock-out-pdf-preview

Please Reach Out to Our Lead Security Specialist, Gil to Discuss Your Next Security Project

Gil Dagoberto
Security Fastener Specialist

Snap-on Industrial Now Rebranded as Williams

Striving to tap into the “workhorse” line of tools that have long represented the Williams® brand, Snap-on Industrial Brands will now be known as Williams®.

Symbolic of the Williams® brand, the workhorse prides itself on putting its head down, working hard, and delivering valuable results. This same level of dedication is found in all Williams® tools. Williams® is designed for industrial technicians who rely on strong, trusted tools that are engineered to withstand the demanding needs of harsh environments.

Williams® has a rich history of working with industrial professionals since 1882. Today with world-class factories across the United States, our tools are ready to work; offering a wide variety of hand tools, Tools@Height, torque tools, as well as industrial hydraulics, and more. Focusing on industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, maintenance, power generation, mining, assembly, facility maintenance, and metal fabrication, our tools are performing alongside hardworking professionals every day. Whether it’s micrometer adjustable torque wrenches, flextensions, adjustable pliers, Supertorque™ screwdrivers, prybars, hi-vis combination wrenches, 1/2″ impact sockets, and more, Williams® brings an industrial-grade engineered workmanship to jobs in critical industries.

Williams purposefully built assortment features more than 8,000 SKUs; specific tool categories include:

  • Torque toolsworker-at-heights
  • Sockets and drive tools
  • Wrenches
  • Tool storage
  • Master tool sets
  • Tools for the trade
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tools@Height
  • Hammers
  • Pipe tools
  • C-clamps
  • Hydraulics
  • Punches and chisels
  • Prybars
  • Insulated tools

Learning about Williams products and selecting the right tool for the job is the goal of Williams new website: The site provides enhanced navigation and search functionality to give technicians fast and easy access to product information, including specs, videos, and more. The site is also responsive for use on mobile devices, can be personalized to create your own tool wish list, and contains a distributor locator to make buying tools a seamless process.

In addition to the new website, the Williams Catalog OG1 is digitally available at

“By focusing exclusively on Williams, we can increasingly become simpler to do business with, be purposeful in our assortment and provide value for the end-user via a knowledgeable sales organization,” said Bill Davis – Vice President, Industrial Distribution. “At Williams, we believe selling a product is more than an exchange of tools. You will work with industrial tool professionals whose experience in the field and the factory to help you make smart, safe decisions for your business.”

For more information on the new Williams and its workhorse line of tools, visit; email; or call 800-456-2658.

Armor Guard Protective Coating for Building Surfaces

VOC Free, 100% Water Soluble Peelable Protective Coating

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Armor Guard Protective Coating, also known as “Glass Guard”, is a peelable protective coating for building surfaces.  Armor-Guard is designed to provide a temporary protective coating to protect building surfaces during construction. Armor Guard can be applied to both interior and exterior surfaces, this extremely tough, waterproof, UV resistant protective coating can last for up to 3 years.

Armor Guard is a VOC free waterborne formula that does not contain dangerous solvents or chemicals. Due to the unique formula, it is non-corrosive and non-flammable. In its liquid state, Armor Guard is 100% water-soluble, making cleanup quick and easy. Once cured, Armor-Guard creates a waterproof, solvent & chemical resistant second-skin membrane. This protective coating is abrasion resistant and protects surfaces from potential damaging agents encountered during construction.

For Additional Information About Armor Guard & Ordering Details Please See Our Armor Guard Page at

  • Waterproof & UV resistant
  • Last for up to 3 years
  • VOC Free, does not contain dangerous solvents or chemicals
  • Non-corrosive and non-flammable
  • 100% water-soluble in its liquid state
  • Nonadhesive second-skin membrane
  • Waterproof, solvent resistant & impervious to most job site chemicals
  • Suitable for most non-porous & semi-porous substrates

Armor Guard Provides Protection From…

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  • Solvents
  • Job site chemicals
  • Abrasions
  • Welding damage
  • Grind sparks
  • Cement damage
  • Fire safing
  • Chemical etching
  • Paint overspray
  • Masonry washes
  • Caustic roof runoff

Proper Application of Armor Guard

Armor Guard is a water-based coating so it relies on the surrounding temperature, airflow & other natural elements to assist in the curing time. Armor Guard Application LadderArmor-Guard will dry faster in a dry, arid climate with steady airflow. As opposed to a colder, humid environment, where Armor Guard will dry more slowly. The addition of forced air ventilation will speed up the drying process. 

For Additional Information on the Armor Guard Application Process, Please Check Out Our “How to Apply Armor Guard” Page

Sprayer Application

  • Properly mask off or shield area to prevent overspray
  • First, spray the perimeter of the area being sprayed
  • Overlap the spray pattern 50% each pass
  • Pay particular attention areas with 90 degree angles
  • Achieve an ideal wet spray thickness of 10-12mils
  • Remove masking immediately after application, for a clean peeling edge

Roller Application

  • Use a 3/8″ – 1/2″ nap roller
  • Armor Guard can be used straight out of the bucket, no need for paint trays
  • Roll on the first coat in 1ft. sections
  • Be sure to keep the edges thick for easy peeling, no need to feathering the edges
  • For an ideal thickness, you may need to apply up to 3 coats



Tanner Brooklyn Headquarters is Reopen for Business

Safety is Always Priority for Customers & Employees
Tanner HQ Front Counter Sneeze Guard

We are happy to announce the reopening of our Brooklyn Headquarters storefront. We will be open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. Starting June 1st our in-store counter will be open for pick up following strict social distancing measures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

Steps to Keep Everyone Safe

  • Safety procedure has been put in place to ensure employee and customer safety
  • No more than 2 customers will be allowed in the store at any time
  • Social distancing stations have been set up at the counter


Additional COVID-19 News & PPE Products

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news & products at Tanner on our COVID-19 Updates page here. We will continue to do our best update important information and product availability on safety & PPE products with fluctuating stock due to COVID-19.

The Tanner National Distribution Network – Getting You Products Faster!

Tanner Partners with its Largest Suppliers to Improve Nationwide Distribution

Having the ability to provide our customers with high-quality fasteners & anchors at competitive pricing is only part of our goal. The second part of our goal is to be able to get you your fasteners & anchors faster than ever. This is why we have partnered with some of our largest suppliers to improve our shipping speeds.

Strength in Numbers

Partnering with our largest supplies has allowed us to often get you your order faster than ever! Due to these partnerships, we can often, in some cases, get you your products referencing a 3-5 day turnaround, just as fast as in-stock products.

Looking at Product with a 3-5 Day Turn Around?

Worried you won’t get your products in time? Have no fear, we are here to help and can be reached via chat or by phone. Please feel free to open a chat (icon lower right) or call 1-877-810-1514 to discuss product availability utilizing our nationwide supplier network.

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Please Wait Here, Keep a Safe Distance… Are Social Distancing Signs the New Normal?

Social Distancing Signs

Social Distancing Signs have been popping up in stores and workplaces across the nation toNMC WFS71 help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These signs may seem strange or unnecessary at first. But in actuality, they currently deem the same importance as a stop sign at a busy intersection… With one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 being social distancing, these signs help promote this movement and keep the public informed.

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing, also known as physical distancing, is a preventative measure taken to help prevent the spread of contagious virus & diseases. Social distancing involves maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come in close contact with each other. Social distancing is a very easy concept and should be followed by everyone. The acts of social distancing and self quarantining are necessary to help flatten the curve and help end the spread of this deadly virus.NMC WFS73

Where Can I Get Social Distancing Signs

Social Distancing Signage has never been more important, do your part and help promote the movement today with the proper safety signs. Tanner supports taking social distancing measures to help reduce the spread of disease & help promote a healthy public. Find Social Distancing & Crowd Control signs to help employ safety measures at work to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses that challenge the workplace. Pandemic Signs may very well become the long-term norm and being prepared is key.

Safety & Social Distancing Signs – In-Stock & Ready to Ship Today

A healthy public drives the American economy. By choosing the correct signs for your workplace, you can do a lot to help encourage public safety & promote a healthy work environment. Take a look at our most popular Social NMC WFS74Distancing & Crowd Control Floor Signs – In-stock & available to ship out today. Looking for additional social distancing/safety signs? Please give us a call at 800-456-2658 to discuss your safety signage needs.


QSSP Provide More than Just Personal Protection Equipment

Tanner Safety Talk

What Does QSSP Mean & Why Does that Matter?

The Qualified Safety Sales Professional Program, abbreviated as QSSP, is the industry’s premier training program for safety sales professionals. Sales professionals that have qualifies as a QSSP have broadened their technical expertise in health & safety, gaining a high-caliber understanding of the complex standards & regulations set by OSHA, EPA, and other similar agencies. QSSP members are not only an asset for the companies they work for, but also the customers they serve.

  • Over 1500 sales & marketing representatives in the safety industry are QSSP
  • Developed specifically for safety equipment manufacturer & distributors
  • Instructed by established and well-respected safety professionals

The benefits of a QSSP

  • QSSP have adequately prepared themselves to plan and execute successful safety & illness prevention programsTannerSafetyTalk4
  • QSSP are valued resources to their customers, having the knowledge, competence, credibility, and solution needed
  • QSSP have learned the principles & practices of occupational health & safety
  • QSSP know the fundamentals of industrial hygiene, risk management, safety engineering, health & safety regulations, and workers comp
  • QSSP can study air samples & exposure levels and help with respirator fit testing
  • QSSP can help with fall protection basics, electrical safety, and confined spaces
  • QSSP have been exposed to the full range of safety equipment and safety practices for the workplace
  • QSSP understand OSHA regulations, standard, compliances, and enforcements
  • QSSP know how all the parts of a safety & health program work together
  • QSSP can calculate the costs of an injury & how they affect profits

Why Buy from QSSP?

When buying from a QSSP you know you are working with a professional who has a true understanding of the safety challenges you are facing. You won’t get the standard cookie-cutter safety solution, instead the QSSP will evaluate your specific situation and develop a specialized safety program designs specifically for you. QSSP’s main goals are to help companies identify hazards & controls, participate/run safety meetings & trainings, and #1 provide the protective safety equipment and solutions suited for you and your job site.

Meet Tanner’s Resident QSSP

Tanner is pleased to announce that Patrick Monahan successfully earned his QSSP (Qualified Safety Sales Professional) and OSHA-30 certifications.Tanner Safety Talk

Pat has earned these professional designations to help our customers be prepared in the prevention of worker injuries to their employees.  Pat brings the necessary knowledge, competence, credibility, and solutions to support the mission of helping protect your workers. QSSPs are set apart because they have successfully completed an intensive course on technical and regulatory fundamentals of workplace safety and health sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). By working with Pat, you are working with a professional who has a real understanding of the challenges employers face, and is armed with creative solutions that go beyond simply filling an order.

Tanner urges all of our customers to examine their current safety program, contact Pat for an evaluation, and if necessary, Pat will create a program that will help drive down incident rates and insurance costs and most importantly, keep your employees safe.

Pat Monahan contact info:

cell #-631-316-3048

Register for Personal Fall Safety, Tool Safety & Rescue Training Programs with Tanner

Thin Material Fastening & Blind Fastening Solutions in 1

Threaded Rivet Nuts Solve Thin Material & Blind Fastening Problems

When looking for fastening solutions for applications in thin materials where there is access from only one side of the working material, also known as a “blind” application, threaded rivet nuts can be the fasteners you are looking for. Threaded rivet nuts, also called blind threaded rivets, blind rivet nuts and threaded inserts, have the ability to provide permanent load-bearing threads in thin materials. Rivet nuts are ideal for tubing, extrusion, and similar applications.

  • Made from aluminum, brass, steel or stainless steelThread-Rivet-Nut-Group
  • Use in place of tapped holes, weld nuts, rivets, self-drilling & tapping screws
  • Only need access from “front” side of the workpiece
  • Provide strong permanent metal threads in metal or plastic materials
  • Can be installed in materials as thin as 0.020″ / 0.50mm
  • Help promote thinner and lighter product designs

Threaded Rivet Nut Classifications

Threaded rivets nuts can be classified into two basic groups – Standard Thread Rivet Nuts & Heavy-Duty Threaded Rivet Nuts

Standard Rivet Nuts: Are designed for most standard blind fastening applications that require permanently installed threads.

  • Available in unified and metric thread sizes #6-32 to 1/2″-16 and M4 thru M10

Heavy-Duty Rivet Nuts: Are designed for more demanding, high-performance blind fastening applications that require permanently installed threads. Heavy-duty rivet nuts feature heavy-duty head and sidewalls.

  • Available in unified and metric thread sizes #4-40 to 1/2″-13 and M3 thru M12

How to Set a Threaded Rivet Nut


Tanner Has the Rivet Nuts for Your Next Job

Choosing threaded rivets nuts can help save you time and money by eliminating additional hardware, resulting in fewer parts and fewer assembly steps. At Tanner, we can help you save even more by shopping online from our wide selection of threaded rivet nuts for any application you may encounter.Thread-Rivet-Nut-Cut-View

New Rivets, Rivet Nuts & Installation Tools Available Now

Quality Fastening Solutions the First Time, Every Time

Tanner is happy to announce our launch of a new line of Rivets, Rivet Nuts & Rivet Installation Tools. Our new blind rivet line includes a wide variety of blind rivet styles designed for the most popular riveting applications. In addition to the wide variety of blind rivets, our new rivet nuts & inserts also come in the most popular styles and sizes. Finally, to be sure your riveting applications are all properly installed, you will want to check out one of our manual or powered riveting tools. These high-quality riveting tools are ergonomically designed to help make your job easier than ever.

New Blind Rivet Lines

Blind rivets are designed for fastening materials together when you only have access to one side of the part or structure. Important factors you need to take into consideration when choosing the rivet for your next job include: grip range, shear strength & tensile strength.

  • Grip Range: the minimum and maximum thickness that the rivet is intended to hold together once installed.
  • Shear Strength: the maximum load that can typically be applied to the rivet that can be supported prior to failure and fracture.
  • Tensile Strength: the maximum tension applied load that can typically be applied to the rivet prior to failure and fracture.

Standard Blind Rivets

Multi-Grip Blind Rivets

Semi-Structural Blind Rivetsimage_Rivets

Structural Blind Rivets

Load Spreading Blind Rivets

Specialty Blind Rivets

What are Hex Cap Screws?


Hex Cap Screws are fasteners featuring a hexagonal, six-sided, head with a washer face on the bearing surface and a chamfered point. Commonly used in construction and machine assemblies, hex cap screws are one of the most common fasteners used on the jobsite today. Specifications for hex cap screws are described under the ASME B18.2.1-1996 standard. Hex cap screw specifications include ASTM A449 & SAE J429: Grade 2, Grade 5 & Grade 8.

Hex Cap Screws are NOT Hex Boltshex-cap-screws

Mistaking a hex cap screw for a hex bolt is a very common occurrence, but the two fasteners differ in many ways, including the way they are used and installed.

  • Hex bolts are installed by turning a nut to tighten the fastener
  • Hex cap screws are installed into tapped holes by turning the head to assemble and tighten
  • Hex cap screws feature a washer face on the bearing surface and the chamfered point
  • Hex bolts have neither the washer face or chamfered point
  • Hex cap screws are commonly used for precision applications where a tight tolerance is required
  • Hex bolts are often used in the construction industry where the mechanical properties are more important than dimensional tolerances

Grades of Hex Cap Screws

Grade 2 Hex Cap Screwshex-cap-screws3

  • Often referred to as “hardware” quality, these fasteners are typically made of low carbon steel
  • Grade 2 fasteners are ideally suited for holding wood pieces together (in combination with appropriate nuts and washers) or general hardware use where higher strength is not required
  • There is no grade marking on the head of Grade 2 fasteners
  • Many manufacturers will put a distinguishing company identification on the head

Grade 5 Hex Cap Screws

  • Tempered Grade 5 fasteners are made of medium carbon steel
  • Grade 5 fasteners are quenched and tempered for the additional strength necessary for most automotive uses and other applications where strength is a moderate concern
  • The grade marking on the head of a Grade 5 fastener is three equally-spaced lines coming out from the center of the head
  • Manufacturers’ identifications are added for traceability

Grade 8 Hex Cap Screwshex-cap-screws7

  • Tempered Grade 8 fasteners are manufactured of medium carbon alloy steel for the most demanding applications
  • Grade 8 fasteners are then quenched and tempered to superior strength and hardness qualities
  • The grade marking on a Grade 8 fastener is six equally-spaced lines coming out from the center of the head
  • Manufacturers’ identifications are added for traceability

18-8 Stainless Steel Hex Cap Screws

  • The most popular type of stainless used in the production of fasteners
  • The composition is approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel, thus the name 18-8
  • 18-8 stainless steel consists of several grades of stainless in this classification including 302, 303, 304 and 305
  • All of these grades of 18-8 stainless steel have good strength and corrosion resistance

316 Stainless Steel Hex Cap Screwshex-cap-screws6

  • 316 stainless steel is more corrosion resistant than 18-8, but also more expensive
  • 316 stainless steel is composed of approximately 18% chromium and 12% nickel with the addition of 2% to 4% molybdenum
  • 316 stainless steel also maintains its strength at higher temperatures than 18-8

410 Stainless Steel Hex Cap Screws

  • 410 stainless steel has approximately 12% chromium with no nickel
  • 410 stainless steel is not very corrosion resistant and is magnetic, but it can be heat-treated to become harder

Additional Hex Cap Screw Technical Specification Data Available

For a more in-depth look at hex cap screws, please visit our Hex Cap Screw Technical Specification Data page.

New USA Made Self-Drilling Screws Now Available


Avoid the Tariffs, Shop High-Quality USA Made Self-Drilling Screws

With the recent rise in tariffs, there is no better time than now to buy American made fasteners. Melted & poured in the USA, this new lineup of self-drilling screws is American through and through. Manufactured under the ISO 9001:2015 standards to be sure we consistently provide high-quality drill screws every time. These self-drilling screws are fully compliant to the Fastener Quality Act, maintaining complete lot control and traceability.

American Made Self-Drilling Screwslogo_MadeUSA

American made self-drilling screws are a staple of any construction drill screw program. Featuring TanCor Corrosion Resistant Coating, which provides 1,000 hours of salt spray protection. These self-drilling screws are heat-treated in strict accordance with SAE J78 industry standard. It is NOT recommended to use these drill screws in critical applications where dissimilar metals (aluminum) and exposure to moisture are involved. Available in a few different options:

Read on to learn more about each line of American Made Self-Drilling Screws.

New American Made Self-Drilling Screw Lineup

Standard Self-Drilling Screwbox_StandardSelfDrillingScrews_06

  • Staples of any construction job site
  • Option in with Zinc Plating (#10-16 x 3/4″)
  • All others feature TanCor Corrosion Resistant Coating
  • Provides 1000 hours of salt spray protection
  • #10, #12 & 1/4″ diameters
  • 3/4″ – 6″ lengths
  • Made in the USA

Standard Self-Drilling Screws with Bonded Sealing Washersbox_StandardSelfDrillingScrewsBW_06

  • Applications requiring a weather-tight seal
  • Galvanized bonded sealing washers
  • Option in with Zinc Plating (#10-16 x 3/4″)
  • All others feature TanCor Corrosion Resistant Coating
  • Provides 1000 hours of salt spray protection
  • #10, #12 & 1/4″ diameters
  • 3/4″ – 4″ lengths
  • Made in the USA

Heavy Duty Drilling Self-Drilling Screwsbox_HeavyDrillSelfDrillingScrews_06

  • Thick metal applications
  • For steel up to 1/2″ thick
  • Feature TanCor Corrosion Resistant Coating
  • Provides 1000 hours of salt spray protection
  • #4, #4.5 & #5 point sizes
  • #12 & 1/4″ diameters
  • 7/8″ – 6″ lengths
  • Made in the USA

Heavy Duty Drilling Self-Drilling Screws with Bonded Sealing Washersbox_HeavyDrillSelfDrillingScrewsBW_06

  • Thick metal applications (1/2″ thick steel)
  • Applications requiring a weather-tight seal
  • Galvanized Bonded Sealing Washer
  • Feature TanCor Corrosion Resistant Coating
  • Provides 1000 hours of salt spray protection
  • #4, #4.5 & #5 point sizes
  • #12 & 1/4″ diameters
  • 7/8″ – 3″ lengths
  • Made in the USA