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The Importance of Buying Correctly Sized Nuts & Bolts

If you’re the type of person who spends a great deal of time working on construction projects for work or around your home, you probably know the basics about screws/bolts, nuts, washers. You may know that screw sizes are indicated by numbers, with the width and thickness of the screw corresponding to a higher number. You also might know that certain screw threads are designed to mate with a complementary thread, called an internal thread. And, that the pitch of a screw, or the degree of its thread, is also specified by numbers. More...

How to Find the Right Bolts

Did you know that the U.S. nut, bolt, and screw industry generates around $27 billion in revenue a year? Nuts, bolts, and screws may not seem all that exciting or interesting, but they certainly are necessary, since they hold together cars, bridges, furniture, plumbing, and a wide assortment of other useful items. The first person in the United States to manufacture bolts was a man named Micah Rugg. Mr. Rugg was a small town blacksmith who studied manufacturing methods and came up with two different machines that created bolts and nuts in varying sizes. The first nuts were much flatter and squarer than the ones we see today. More...

Where to Find the Best Bolts, Nuts and Screws

There are an estimated 4,031 screw, bolt and nut manufacturers in the United States alone, which employ around 118,998 people. The reason for that high number of manufacturers? The sheer number of different types of screws, nuts and bolts that are needed for different projects. From hex head bolts to plow bolts, there’s no shortage of specialty screws and fasteners to fit your needs. But where should you look to find the specific nuts and bolts you need? More...


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Chances are, as you're reading this, there is some dirt under your fingernails and perhaps scabs on your knuckles. You are the bold one who doesn't shy away from removing a few bolts and nuts to see what's going on. You're reading this because you want to make sure you are dealing with a company that you can rely on to supply the right parts when you need them. And, whatever big project you are working on now, is a stepping stone for a bigger one. If that assessment feels right, go ahead and let us know.


We exist for one reason: there are big machines out there that need big bolts and nuts to hold them together. We launched this company with a simple mission; to provide large diameter high quality fasteners with a great customer experience. We stand behind our products with integrity, knowledge and confidence and we stand behind our service with a commitment to you. If for any reason you aren't smiling when dealing with BigBolts.com, let us know.

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