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Published: 27/03/2024

How to Determine Pilot Hole Size

Pilot holes are a crucial aspect of woodworking, metalworking, and various other construction projects.

They ensure that screws or nails are inserted accurately and securely whilst preventing damage to the material being worked on.

However, determining the right size for a pilot hole can be a perplexing task for many DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. In this blog, we'll delve into the intricacies of pilot hole sizing and provide you with a comprehensive approach to determining the perfect pilot hole size for your project.

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Whatever your outdoor projects, whether it's building a decking, installing fencing, or constructing a garden shed. Choosing the right outdoor screws is crucial for ensuring longevity and durability.

Outdoor environments can subject screws to harsh conditions. Rain, temperature fluctuations, and exposure to the sun can corrode screws. Making it imperative to use screws specifically designed for outdoor use.

In this blog, we'll explore the best screws for outdoor applications. Addressing a common question we get asked: "Do you need specific screws for outdoor use?"

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Published: 21/03/2024

What Are Self Tapping Screws

What are Self Tapping Screws?: How to Fix and Fasten with Ease

In the world of fasteners, one stands out as a true hero of convenience and efficiency: the Self Tapping screw.

But what are Self Tapping Screws?

Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesperson, understanding the ins and outs of self tappers can significantly streamline your fixing projects. So, buckle up as we delve into the fascinating world of fixings and learn what they are, how they work and what they're used for.

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Published: 27/02/2024

A Guide to Buying Drill Bits

A Guide to Buying Drill Bits and Understanding the Different Types and Which is Best for Metal, Brick and Wood

Drilling is a fundamental task in many DIY and professional projects. Choosing the right drill bit can make a world of difference in your results. Whether you're tackling metal, brick, or masonry, having the appropriate drill bit is crucial for success.

In this guide, we'll delve into the different types of drill bits available right now. Highlighting the best options for drilling into metal, brick, and wood. We'll also introduce you to us - Fix and Fast. We are an online fixing business offering quality drill bits delivered next day.

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Welcome to our Fix and Fast Guide to the Different Types of Rivets.


In Fixings and Fasteners Rivets stand as stalwart connectors. Providing strength, durability, and reliability across diverse industries and applications. From aerospace engineering to DIY projects, rivets have proven indispensable.

In this Fix and Fast guide we answer the regular questions our Fix and Fast technical team get about Rivets. Questions like What is a Rivet? What are the different types of Rivets? And How do Rivets work?.

We will also look at some of the industries that regularly use Rivets.

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