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Tension Control Bolts: What People Are Saying

Added 01-27-22 04:16:02am EST - “Tension Control Bolts (TC Bolts) have grown in popularity to become one of the mainstays of steel fastening” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Tension Control Bolts: What People Are Saying”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Over the years, Tension Control Bolts (TC Bolts) have grown in popularity to become one of the mainstays of steel fastening. But beyond the fame, what more do you know?

For starters, how do TC bolts (also known as twist-off bolts) weigh against other construction fasteners? Are they worth the hype? More importantly, should you commit your hard-earned money?

Either you call it a TC, tension control, twist-off, or LeJeune bolt, it doesn’t matter. The names mean the same thing: a dome-head bolt often pre-assembled and pre-lubricated by manufacturers.

While the dome-head on TC bolts stand out, the most intriguing feature of these fasteners is that they won’t drive into your steel without a special power wrench. From there, the fastening process becomes more interesting.

TC bolts install only from their spline. As the power wrench drives them into your steel, the spline moves in a clockwise motion while the nut rotates in the opposite direction. Eventually, the former will break off when you’ve reached the perfect tension. Hence the name, tension control bolts.

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