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Part 11: Tightening a fixing is a matter of technique

Depending on the type, fixings are tightened manually or with a mechanical screwdriver, torque or Allen wrench or a fixing-specific installation tool. Using the correct tightening torque Tinstand installation tools makes installation easier and saves you from unnecessary work, over- or undertightening, breakdown of threads and any cracking of the fixing base. Remember that a correctly sized and carefully cleaned drill hole makes tightening easier!

MOST COMMON DRIVERS FOR FIXINGS

Laipallinen kuusiokanta ja torx eli AV/TX (Eng. SW/TX)

Flanged hex head and torx, or AV/TX (Eng. SW/TX)

Torx eli TX

Torx, or TX

Pozidrive eli PZ

Pozidrive, or PZ

Phillips eli PH

Phillips, or PH

AV

Hex head or flanged hex head, or AV (Eng. SW)

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Part 1: Select a fixing suitable for the building material

The most important factor influencing the choice of the …

Part 2: Always select a fixing suitable for the corrosion conditions

Corrosion refers to the change and breakdown of metal …

Part 3: Always comply with the fixing-specific permissible loads

Two factors must be taken into consideration in specifying …

Part 4: Load types

Depending on the point of use, installations may be …

Part 5: Be careful when fixing close to the edge of the fixing base

The functioning of several fixing types is based on …

Part 6: Cracked or non-cracked concrete?

Concrete is used in construction both unreinforced and reinforced. …

Part 7: Fixing installation methods

1. Pre-installation Pre-installation is the most common installation method …

Part 9: A reliable fixing requires a drill hole of the right size!

THE BUILDING MATERIAL FUNCTIONING AS THE INSTALLATION BASE DETERMINES …

Part 10: Fixing installation depth

The basic rule is that the deeper you install …

Part 11: Tightening a fixing is a matter of technique

Depending on the type, fixings are tightened manually or …