Lag Screw Anchors are an important part of home or buil […]
Lag Screw Anchors are an important part of home or building. They help you attach beams, wood ledgers, and steel angles to your framing. You can use them in a variety of materials, including concrete, brick, and stucco. They are rust resistant and are a great way to keep your structure looking its best.
Lag Screw Anchors come in a variety of sizes and styles. You can choose from a short length, which is ideal for installing in dense base materials, to a long length, which offers more holding power for softer masonry. They are also available in a machine screw shield. You can also purchase an optional lag screw driver bit for concrete installation.
When you install a Lag Screw Anchor, you will need to ensure that you set the fastener into the surface of the item being fastened. A setting tool is not required, but you will need to provide enough clearance for the lag screw. You will also need to make sure that the anchor is embedded fully. This requires drilling a hole into your wall or ceiling to allow for proper positioning.
The anchors come with a 30-degree service zone from each side. You will also need a lag screw with a 1-1/2" clearance. These screws are available in steel, stainless steel, and galvanized. The hex head screws are great for applications that require torque. If you do not have a hex driver, you can use a ratchet.
You will need to carefully drill a hole in the surface of the material. This is necessary because lag shields will not work unless they are inserted into the hole. Once the lag screw is inserted, the anchor will begin to expand, creating a wedge. If you use too much torque, the shield may spin in the hole and dislodge the anchor.