Abrafast Offering Structural Steel Fastening System

Abrafast has added the Tension Control Fastening System to its inventory of fasteners. The Tension Control Fastening System is a three piece securing system that includes a button head design bolt with a 12-point pintail, a high strength heavy hex nut, and a hardened flat washer. The button head design involves a larger bearing surface […]

Abrafast Introduces New Low Profile Magnetic Drill

Abrafast is now offering the Unibor ELP50 low profile magnetic drill. The drill is ideal for steel fabricating and erecting applications. It’s only 7-1/4-inches in height and has a cutting depth of 2-inches. Workers will enjoy how it can be used in tight spaces and drill a hole of up to 2-inches diameter through 2-inch […]

The Temperature At Installation Of AT-XP® High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive

Simpson Strong-Tie Company has notified suppliers concerning the installation of their threaded rod and rebar anchors with AT-XP High-Strength Acrylic Adhesive. The company has conducted tests in compliance with the ISO 17025-2005 accredited regulations of anchor systems. Based on the tests, Simpson Strong-Tie has announced that there was no reduction in the load values. Anchors […]

Blind Bolt Evaluation Report

Each year the ICC Evaluation Service performs an analysis of blind bolts to assure that everyone is on the same page involving material used in the bolts, how the bolts are used, a general description on how the bolts should be constructed, and explanation of installation procedures. This is a review of the January 2021 […]

Details On Threaded Rods

When it comes to threaded rods, two sayings come to mind: One size doesn’t fit all. Not all threaded rods are made equal Threaded rods are made of a variety of materials that are specifically engineered for high-temperature applications. Their use depends on the application chosen and the industry for which it is used. One […]

Simpson Set 3G Epoxy Anchoring System

If you are assigned to sink an anchor into wet concrete, a water filled hole, or in a hole that’s actually under water, the best anchor system for the task is the Simpson SET-3G high-strength epoxy adhesive. The system includes an anchor type threaded rod that also comes in stainless steel. Installation includes a rebar […]

What Is A Threaded Rod?

New employees now getting involved in the electrical, general construction, OEM, pipe valve or fitting industries have probably been introduced to the threaded rod. Threaded along its length, the rod is used in the various trades mentioned. Which threaded rod is used in particular application depends on a number of variables including thread direction, the […]

Using Flap Discs To Remove Weld Removal And On Mild Steel

It is not uncommon for construction workers and lawn tractor, mowing equipment and sporting vehicle manufacturers to work with cold rolled steel. The final appearance and finish of these products is vitally important for people that buy them. Visible welds can add to the overall aesthetics of these products. However, it is important for a […]

Beveling Tools

Abrafast carries a number of Metabo beveling tools that are designed to break sharp edges, prepare visible edges, and perform weld seam preparation. The machines are extremely powerful and include a chamfer height of up to 15mm or 45°. The cordless beveling tool (#KFM18LTX3RF), which is also included in our inventory, has the most powerful […]

PTX Linear Grinding And Finishing System

AbraFast is offering the PTX Eco Smart Linear Grinding and Finishing System specifically designed to be used on flat, square, and curved surfaces and open or closed pipes that are made of stainless steel, steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, wood, or rigid plastic. Ideal for coarse grinding to remove welds, deep scratches, oxidation, rut, and […]