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When is a screw, a bolt?

Posted by Sam Ball on
When is a screw, a bolt?

Who would have thought a screw and bolt could be so confusing? is it because they look so small and insignificant, or, because there's so many of them everywhere and so easy to get hold of that we take them for granted? Whatever, they are and I'm going to spell it out for you as succinctly as I can without being too boring. A screw fixing holds materials together by the form of the shank that ties/ locks itself to the material itself at one end and locks/ compresses the material tight at the other. A bolt holds materials through...

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When is a screw not a screw?

Posted by Sam Ball on

Today we carry yesterday's torch; picking it up , when others have either passed, dropped or tossed it off. Knowing a little about screws I feel like the imperial system, for example, was rather buried off the coast of Scooby Town. I'm not sure if I'll ever fully understand it. The screw has been used in mass since Archimedes applied it to move water from one height to a higher one. Some historians think the first screw based tool was used in Assyria around 350 years before but who's heard of that? There's all sorts of screws out there: from a...

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