Threaded Rod is a threaded metal fasteners on both ends. These rods resemble the stems of screws, but tend to be longer and thicker than standard screws. The threaded rod does not have a head or washer like a bolt on a bolt, and tends to have the same diameter along their entire length. Depending on the model, the threaded rod may be threaded along the entire length, or simply at either end. This product is sometimes referred to as full thread, also referred to as the stud.
These fasteners can be used to join wood or metal together and act as a pin connecting the two materials. They are often inserted into concrete or wood during maintenance and can be used to stabilize the structure from wooden furniture to concrete walls. Builders and contractors may also use threaded rods when building houses or other types of structures. These threaded studs are also popular with metal workers in the construction of furniture or consumer products.
Threaded rods are also common methods of hanging sheet metal pipes and other equipment in a building. The installer connects one end of the rod to the ceiling structure and the other end into a special fastener or clip. These clips or fasteners can be used to suspend piping, luminaires or machinery.
When choosing a screw, the buyer must consider a number of factors to choose the right product. One of the most important decisions is the type of material for each bar. Standard steel or aluminum bars represent the most popular choice, with stainless steel grades commonly reserved for outdoor applications or corrosive environments. High strength rods may be required to support heavy objects, while brass or zinc nails may be used to enhance the visual appeal of certain types of items.
Buyers must also consider the length and diameter of each screw. It is usually possible to cut the bars using a grinder or saw, but it is often easier to choose the right length from the beginning. The user must also consider the type of thread on each rod. Heavy-duty projects may require Courser threads, while finer materials or smaller projects may require finer threads. The ends of each rod can be chamfered or tapered to meet different application needs.