Low Tensile Fasteners

Metric Class 4.6 Hex Bolts & Set Screws
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Metal Thread Screws (Machine Screws)
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Low Tensile Fasteners

Searle Fasteners specialise in supplying a comprehensive range of low tensile fasteners for all industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, building and general engineering. Our Perth warehouse contains in excess of 20,000 different fastener and tool products. We stock many difficult-to-find ‘specialist’ fastener products. In addition, we are able to source stock from around Australia.

We pride ourselves in providing a high level of service and an ability to find solutions where others fail.  We have the knowledge to assist you in sourcing the correct product for your project, from individual items to bulk orders, you can rely on Searle Fasteners to deliver.

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Low Tensile Fasteners

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Low Tensile Fasteners, Perth, Western Australia

Low Tensile Fasteners

Low tensile fasteners, also known as low-strength or mild steel fasteners, are made from materials with lower tensile strength compared to high tensile fasteners. They are commonly used in applications where high strength and load-bearing capacity are not critical requirements. Here are some key characteristics and applications of low tensile fasteners:

  1. Lower Tensile Strength: Low tensile fasteners are made from materials with lower levels of tensile strength compared to high tensile fasteners. They are less resistant to deformation or breakage under mechanical stress.
  2. Cost-Efficiency: Low tensile fasteners are generally more cost-effective compared to high tensile fasteners. This makes them a preferred choice for applications where high strength is not a primary concern.
  3. Ease of Manufacturing: Mild steel and other low-strength materials are easier to machine and work with, which contributes to their affordability and availability.
  4. Ductility: Low tensile fasteners tend to be more ductile, meaning they can deform and bend without fracturing. This can be advantageous in applications where some flexibility is desired.
  5. Applications:
    • General Construction: Low tensile fasteners are commonly used in non-structural applications, such as securing non-load-bearing components, temporary structures, and decorative elements.
    • Woodworking: They are often used in woodworking projects for assembling furniture, cabinetry, and other wooden structures.
    • Light Engineering: In applications where high mechanical stresses are not anticipated, such as in household appliances or small machinery, low tensile fasteners can be suitable.
    • DIY Projects: Mild steel fasteners are popular in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and hobbyist applications due to their availability, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness.
    • Automotive (Non-Critical Parts): In some non-critical automotive applications, where high mechanical loads are not expected, low tensile fasteners may be used.
  6. Types of Low Tensile Fasteners:
    • Bolts: Low tensile bolts can be used for light-duty applications where strength is not a primary concern.
    • Screws: Mild steel screws are suitable for applications where a threaded connection is required, but high strength is not necessary.
    • Nuts: Low tensile nuts are used in conjunction with bolts for less demanding applications.
    • Washers: These are used to distribute the load and prevent deformation of the fastener. Low tensile washers are commonly used in various applications.

When using low tensile fasteners, it’s important to consider the specific requirements of the application. If there’s a possibility of higher mechanical loads or exposure to harsh environmental conditions, it may be advisable to opt for higher-grade or high tensile fasteners. Always ensure that the chosen fasteners meet the safety and performance requirements of the intended use.


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Unit 1/26 Ernest Clark Road, CANNING VALE WA 6155

(Just off Tacoma Circuit)

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