The threaded rod is a metal fastener whose threads are cut into both ends. These rods are similar to screw handles, but tend to be longer and thicker than standard screws. The threaded rods do not have a head or washer like a screw on a bolt and tend to have the same diameter along their entire length. Depending on the model, the threaded rod can be threaded along the entire length or only at either end. This product is sometimes referred to as a full thread, or simply a stud.
These fasteners can be used to connect wood or metal together for use as a pin for connecting two materials. They are often inserted into concrete or wood during repairs and can be used to stabilize the structure from wooden furniture to concrete walls. Builders and contractors can also use threaded rods when building homes or other types of buildings. These studs are also welcomed by metal workers in the construction of furniture or consumer goods.
When choosing a threaded rod, the buyer must consider some factors to choose the right product. One of the most important decisions is the type of material for each pole. Standard steel or aluminum rods represent the most popular choice, and stainless steel varieties are usually used for outdoor applications or corrosive environments. High strength bars may be required to support heavy loads, brass or zinc studs can be used to enhance the visual appeal of certain types of items.
The buyer must also consider the length and diameter of each screw. These rods can usually be cut into sizes using a grinder or saw, but it is easier to select the correct length from the start. The user must also consider the type of thread on each pole. Heavy-duty projects may require Courser threads, and in finer materials or smaller projects may require finer threads. The ends of each rod can be chamfered or tapered to meet the needs of different applications.