About Lag Bolt
A lag bolt, also known as a wood screw, is an all-purpose fastener that can be used in a wide range of projects. It’s an excellent choice for holding heavy materials like wood together, and it can be used in place of nails in many cases. It’s important to understand how lag bolts work, though, before you use them.
The main difference between a lag screw and a standard hex-headed bolt is that lag screws don’t have a nut to secure them in place. Instead, they’re driven into the material they’re joining by rotating the head. This gives them deeper, sharper threads than standard hex-headed bolts. The heads of a lag screw are typically forged, which means they’re heated before being shaped into their correct shape. This gives the bolt a stronger grip in the material and makes it easier to tighten.
Lag bolts come in a variety of sizes, but the most important thing to remember is that the head size must match the screw shank size. Otherwise, the bolt will not be able to hold the desired amount of pressure. The minimum penetration of a lag bolt into a stud is four times the diameter.
To properly use a lag bolt, you’ll need a few tools. First, you’ll need to have a tape measure so you can find the right-sized lag bolt for your project. Next, you’ll need a drill that’s appropriate for the material you’re working with. Finally, you’ll need some clamps to hold the two pieces of material together while you drill pilot holes for your lag bolts.