Interesting Threaded Rod Facts

True or false? A threaded rod is often referred to as a stud. What’s your guess? If you said, “True,” you’re right! 

Threaded Rods Are Used For Many Applications

Threaded rods (aka studs) are rods of varying length threaded in a helical structure. Because they combine linear and rotational movement, threaded roads create strong resistance to pressure. Withstanding high levels of pressure and tension, threaded rods are often used in a variety of applications. 

Whether stabilizing structures or used like a pin to fasten two materials together, threaded rods are used in a variety of trades and industries such as construction, plumbing, manufacturing, marine, and agricultural work. 

Threaded Rods Are Customizable

Threaded rods may be finished with stainless steel or coated with zinc. Some rods may be made from nylon. If you have a certain project you need threaded rods for, you might need to have them cut to suit your specific needs. A rod cutter does that job. Sometimes hacksaws are used to cut rods. If you need threaded rod bent, that can be accomplished using a mounted bench vice and a propane torch. What’s more, if you need to connect threaded rods together, use connector bolts. 

Oftentimes people think threaded rods are bolts, but bolts only have threading on one end. Threaded rods have threading on both ends. Also, bolts usually have a head. Bolts are likely to be a couple inches long, whereas threaded rods can be longer– perhaps over 1 foot long, for instance. 

True or false? Threaded rods are typically used to fasten wood or metal together. The answer? True! 

 If you need custom threaded rods, Dependable ACME Threaded Products of Westbury, NY, sells a variety of threaded rods in different diameters. For more information, call us at 800-893-3792 or email