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The line from which the nuts and bolts were stolen was brand new.
This unusual book describes in a perfectly easy and accessible way how screws, nuts and bolts are used to make all sorts of objects, concentrating on those which children know best: toys.
This will make it easier to see if nuts and bolts are working loose.
Early in the machine age, the necessary nuts and bolts were all handmade, with scarcely any two of the resulting fasteners being precisely the same shape, size or thread.
But by fitting locking wheel nuts and bolts not even the most resourceful thief will be able to get his hands on your prize alloy rims.
The design of this tool translated the power of linear hydraulics into an arcing motion to generate the torque necessary to turn nuts and bolts. Now, maintenance and machine assembly crews can more safely generate thousands of foot-pounds of repeatable torquing force to fasten or loosen very large bolts within a confined area or a precarious location.
Perhaps it is the tedium of using nuts and bolts to connect the construction components of Erector Set that inhibits large construction.
About five million nuts and bolts a day--that's how much product tumbles out of the custom coating machines at ND Industries in Clawson, Mich.
One often-overlooked industry whose fortunes have been severely impacted by the American public's addiction to upscale merchandise are the makers of grommets - those little washers that fit between nuts and bolts. As Tubby Sterkel, author of "An Oral History of Grommets," explains: "In the good old days, when a guy screwed a nut around a bolt, he first took care to insert a little aluminum washer.
Twelve-point sockets can accommodate both four-and six-sided nuts and bolts, and are easier to slip over and rotate in tight quarters.
Vibrations and temperature fluctuations eventually loosen even the most secure nuts and bolts.