Threaded fasteners are used in numerous industrial and commercial applications around the world. Although they are tiny and their value often goes unnoticed, they form a vital component in an array of different products. They are used as fasteners for a multitude of reasons, such as their strength, removability, ease of installation and cost effectiveness.
However, obtaining threaded fasteners for a particular application can become difficult if one does not possess adequate knowledge regarding the various thread types and sizes. The need for certain tools and information are vital to identify which thread type and size is best suited for a given application. Before selecting a particular fastener, it is important to understand some basic terminologies of a standard threaded fastener.