Rail bolt Definition, applicaion, and why use?

Update time:2014-04-14  Source: Railway Fastener  

Rail bolt is one of the most important railway fasterneres. It is the fastest and easiest way to join fittings and newel posts will maintaining the strength of traditional old style bolts. It is a two part connecting bolt with a difference to traditional rail bolts and is used in joining handrails, fittings and handrails to newel posts.

Why to use

In traditional old style rail bolts once the shaft is wound into the end grain and joined to the second member is is necessary to place a washer and a nut on to the end of the bolt shaft and tighten, here lies the difficulty and frustration but not with the Railbolt. The Railbolt housing has a special open channel feature in the housing which allows the housing to simply drop of the bolt shaft and commence tightening using a hex bit or Allen key without fiddling and trying to start a nut in a restrictive small hole with the further difficulty in trying to tighten the nut.

The Railbolt consists of a shaft with a wood screw thread on one side and with a metal screw thread on the other, it also features a 7mm hex shape as part of the shaft and using a wrench or ring spanner can be easily wound into the end grain or into the newel post. Rail Bolt Advantages 1. The hole preparation is the same as with traditional/old rail bolts 2, Easy and Fast to use. 3, Save time and save money


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