fasteners

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.

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

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

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.

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

Coarse vs Fine Thread – What Thread Type Do I Need?

Fastener Thread Styles

Have you ever been stuck trying to figure out when to use a coarse thread vs fine thread fastener? Don’t worry you aren’t alone. Most people would be surprised to learn about the significant characteristic differences between the two. Each type of threading has its own benefits that the other style lacks.  Read on to learn more about coarse vs fine thread fasteners and never choose the wrong thread type again.

Corrosion Resistant Construction Fasteners from Elco

Featuring High-Performance Stalgard® Corrosion Resistant Coatings

To meet the needs of the wide range of concrete & masonry applications in corrosive environments, Elco Construction Products has developed Stalgard®, a specialized corrosion resistant coating. Specifically designed for critical fastening applications in concrete & masonry in exposed environments, don’t take any chances, choose Elco fasteners with Stalgard® corrosion resistant coating.

Self-Drilling Screws – How They Work

Self-Drilling Screws eliminate the need for separate drilling and tapping operations, helping provide the user with a faster, more economical installation process. Self-Drilling Screws operate on the same basic principles as a drill bit or other cutting tool. Performance for these screws are determined by cutting speed, feed rate, depth of cut and the working material being drilled into.

What Screw Point is This? Understanding Screw Point Styles

Learn More About the Most Popular Screw Point Styles

In this blog post, you will learn more about the most popular Screw Point Styles on the market today. With such a wide variety of styles and variations out there, having background knowledge of each type will help you better choose the correct screw types for all of your future fastening applications. Selecting the correct screw point for your application is more important than you may think. The screw point provides a transition between the

Adjust, Level & Position with the Versatility of Shims

Shims are designed to take up space to make leveling, aligning, positioning & adjusting easier while you working. Without the versatility of shims, this work would be much harder and would result in a less than ideal end product. Shims are widely used for a number of different applications across all types of industries. Read on to learn more about how shims help with different applications and the types of shims you should be used in these applications.