If you usually use hex head bolts for various projects, one of the problems you are likely to run into is finding that the bolts you have chosen to use do not work well for the application you select them for. In order to avoid this, it’s usually critical that you always insist on the […]

If you usually use hex head bolts for various projects, one of the problems you are likely to run into is finding that the bolts you have chosen to use do not work well for the application you select them for.
hex head bolt
In order to avoid this, it’s usually critical that you always insist on the use of high quality bolts, rather than just buying them from any source. Companies such as Melfast always try to do as much as they can to ensure that the products they sell you are of the highest quality possible. The most obvious advantages of doing this include:

Increased longevity
Most hex head bolts are often used in situations where they are exposed to very heavy loads. Making sure that they have the structural capacity to withstand this is important. If you end up using low quality hex head bolts in a situation such as in an industrial setting, using ones that are not meant to last could have catastrophic consequences on the productivity of the business.
For instance, you might have to ground the operations every so often due to issues such as the breakage of a critical bolt. This, in addition to the fact that you will need to spend money to fix the problem, means that using such bolts will cost you a lot in the long run. You will be better off insisting on only the best hex head bolts, even if they cost slightly more than average.

 
Ease of use
In addition to that, the hex head bolts that have been made to exacting standards are often easier to use as well. For instance, they are less likely to break, which is a problem that plagues the low quality ones when they are exposed to very high torques such as when using a power tool to put them in place. This can be very frustrating, and can also increase the amount of time it takes to do simple fastening.
Lower long term complications
One of the major advantages of always insisting on high quality hex head bolts is the fact that in the long term, you will have a lower chance of complications associated with them. For instance, there are many people who end up having to spend a lot of money on equipment repair due to failure as a result of the bolts breaking. The cost of doing such repair compared to the cost of getting high quality a hex head bolt has a high disparity. This is therefore one of the cheapest ways of making sure that you don’t end up suffering heavy losses due to this.
In summary, if you are in need of these kinds of fasteners, you should always do as much as you can to ensure that you only get the best. These are just a few of the reasons why insisting on high quality hex head bolts is a good idea. Fortunately, this is as easy as picking a company that has an outstanding track record for offering quality with such products.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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