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By picking your hardware first, you'll find more options that you can incorporate into your design.  You may even find that you can improve on your original concept with new technologies that you didn't know about before!

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Some helpful hints on picking the right handle for your project!

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When your searches come back empty, it's time to re-think your request. Google's search engines receive an average of 3.5 BILLION requests each day.  That's 40,000 search queries per second!  Google has become synonymous with "finding the answer"... mostly.  But sometimes the answers we get aren't exactly what we were hoping for.  Sometimes the results are funny, sometimes not so much.  Here's a great illustration of a bunch of people finding (or not finding) what they're looking for. When it comes to industrial hardware, there are very few generally accepted conventions for component names.  Engineering terms aside, manufacturers have the ability to "name"...

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Sometimes, when I'm working on a project, I have an idea of the type(s) of hardware I might need, but we're not clear on the details.  For example, imagine you're building a toolbox and you need a latch to keep the lid closed.  You head to the hardware store, only to discover that there's a wide range of latches that might work for you.  How do you pick one?  How do you even find them in the store? Fortunately, many stores have their aisles organized in such a way so that you can find things relatively easily. The hardware store will have sections for...

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We get it. Browsing isn't for everyone. If you're like me, a successful shopping experience looks a lot like a Navy Seal extraction mission:  Get in, acquire the target, get out.  Most of the time, I know exactly what I need and I'd rather not get stuck browsing through a lot of unrelated stuff.  Allow me to introduce you to the SEARCH BAR. This small, but powerful tool works with amazing speed and precision, yet it's widely ignored!  We'll show you some powerful tips to help you save time and maximize results when shopping for things you need and/or really...

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