Hardware & Fastener Reviews & Buying Guides

When we review hardware and fasteners, we cover a lot of products. Hardware and fasteners include all types of screws, bolts, ledger or structural screws, nails, deck fastening clips, and other adhesives or products you find in the hardware aisle. We’ve covered everything from hidden deck fastening systems to construction screws, impact-ready bits, and more. On the more technical side fasteners, we ask a lot of questions. We want to know are impact-rated bits are worth the money? We also compare square, Phillips, and Torx deck screws. Understanding fasteners and what makes each stand out helps you choose the right one for decking, framing, and other jobsite tasks. We even have articles that cover the many screw bit types. Without the right fastener, your decking, framing, or carpentry project can literally fall apart. Fasteners make the project. Knowing which holds up in what materials is important. You don’t use the same construction fastener or adhesives with every material. Concrete, pressure-treated lumber, steel—all require different fasteners for a proper hold. This is another reason to also check out the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. They highlight the most innovative fasteners in the industry that help solve a problem or change the way we employ fastening in projects.