1. Different Types of Bolts
Bolts are made up of different materials like metal (iron or steel), wood and some are even
made up of plastic and are used in different industries such as agricultural, construction,
mining, marine and transport industry. As several types of bolts are available in the market, it
becomes difficult to choose which one is best for our business project. Here we discuss some of
the common types of bolts or fasteners with their usage that will help you in choosing best one
for your project:
Hex Bolts: It is the commonly used fastener around the world due to its shape which
provides universal application. Due to its shape of hexagon, it is known as hex bolts and
is made up from variety of steel grades and comprised of threaded shaft with 6 sided
head. Generally this type of bolts is used in construction process and custom auto
applications. With the use of tools like wrench, these bolts are easily removed or
Holding down bolts: These bolts are available in three categories such as rods, cage
bolts and plate bolts. Generally they are used with washers and nuts to fix the item in
place and are commonly used in structural steel applications.
Eye Bolts: As its name suggest, it is in circular shape and there is a hole within it through
which it can hold a piece of chain or wire easily. These bolts are typically used for
hanging heavy fixtures like structure such as lighted ceiling units.
Hook Bolts: These are convenient to hook an item or to provide a stable anchor for
heavy weight objects. Several shapes and sizes of hook bolts are easily available in the
Carriage Bolts: These bolts have flat surface with smooth and rounded head which
when tightened lock the head in place. Once used they are difficult to remove even
from tools and that’s why they are used for permanent seal.
Starter Bars: These are typically straight and long bolts and used in concrete structures.
To safely tie onto another section, these are set into wet concrete blocks.
U Bolts: Its shape is like ‘U’ and comes with rectangular bend. For constraining pipes,
these are primarily used as U bolts that supports pipe are also available.
Lag Bolts: These are specialized with wood usage as its tips are pointed just like a screw
and hence these are used for wood applications to connect with another wood material.
Elevator Bolts: These bolts are similar to hanger bolts and widely used in conveyor
2. After reading above types of bolts, you can easily make your choice according to your project
needs and for this you just need to contact a professional manufacturer of bolts that will
provide you best quality products.