The Fred Werner Company is proud to represent one of the largest and
oldest suppliers of fasteners to O.E.M.'s in the United States.
Narrowly viewed, fasteners are simply threaded devices to hold
products together. But Merchants fasteners are much more. They are the result of decades
of product innovation in the area of productivity enhancement, corrosion resistance and
Applications Engineering is one of the things customers like most
about Merchants. Need a special fastener? The Fred Werner Company has decades of
experience and has solved most fastener assembly problems. Let them solve yours!
Fastening Vinyl and Plastic
||VYN-L-HOLDTM SCREWS are
specified by virtually every vinyl window manufacturer in the United States. If you are a
vinyl window fabricator this fastener is a must for your operation.
Merchants has developed a broad range of fasteners with deep, widely-spaced threads
designed to reduce boss cracking, material damage, and
strip-out in fastening plastics, PVC, vinyl and other materials.
Designed for fast start and low torque drive, Vyn-L-Hold Screws have a 45° thread angle
and a 10° trailing angle to cut more cleanly through the material and to provide more
holding power and less strip-out in "soft" material.
Fastening Metal & Wood
|Sheet Metal Screws
Used for fastening multi-layers of material, they form their own
mating threads in pre-drilled holes. They are designed for quick entry in metal or wood.
Eliminates the need for pre-punched holes in thin metal less than
.050 thick by having an extra sharp point.
For driving through dense wood such as chipboard and particle board
and up to 25 gauge metal. Available with either fine or coarse threads depending upon
Thread Cutting Screws
Eliminates need to tap a hole by having the screw form its own
mating thread. Multiple styles- type F, 23, and 25 are designed for various materials and
Screws that drill their own holes
||These Self-Drilling Screws drill
their own holes and then fasten through metal up to 3/8" thick. This radically
reduces assembly costs by eliminating the need to pre-drill and align holes.
|Merchants has the largest selection available
of all types of labor-saving, self-drilling screws. They come in the following materials:
Combines the corrosion-resistant
advantages of stainless with 410's magnetization for easy use and the highest
tensile-yield strength available.
Stainless Multi-Metal Exclusive to
Combines the maximum corrosion protection of 18-8 with the
drilling power of hardened steel by welding a steel drill point to an 18-8 screw.
Assembled Sealing Washers
Our self-drilling screws are available with bonded sealing
washers assembled to the screw to seal out water and air and maintain secure joints.
Provides that extra margin of protection against rust and corrosion that only
a totally non-ferrous fastener material can provide.
Represents the most economical material but should not be
used when corrosion resistance is essential.
Self-Drilling Pop Rivets
Are you kidding? Nope!
Save hours of fabrication time and man power by utilizing our self-drilling pop
Merchants' fasteners come in a variety of head
styles. These include standard heads like pan, truss, and hex washer where the head sits
above the material, and countersunk heads like flat and oval which sit flush with the
Merchants also produces special head styles where clearance problems and design
requirements necessitate undersized, oversized or undercut heads.
Materials, Coatings & Plating
|Steel Zinc Plated
- Strong and Magnetic
- Most subject to rust and corrosion
- Magnetized & heat treated for easy use
- Resistant to most types of corrosion
- Highest strength fastener material
- Significantly increases the rust-free life of steel screws
- Outstanding corrosion resistance. Over 100 times better than commercial zinc plating
- Maximum corrosion protection
- More difficult to use because of its non-magnetic and non-heat treatable properties
||Steel and Stainless
||Decorated finish recommended for indoor use
||Yellow, colored or iridescent
||Cadmium and Zinc plated Steel
||A colored coating added to zinc or cadmium parts for
|Black Zinc Chromate
|Zinc or Cadmium Plated Steel
||Added corrosion protection, outdoor decorative purposes
||Excellent applied coating finish for decoration. Limited
||Good corrosion resistance in environments not subject to
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