We use ordinary household appliances in our everyday life. Joint compound are used to tie two or more materials together in those appliances. The joints are divided into two types:
- Permanent joints - welding joints, riveted joints. These joints will damage both joint and the joint compound.
- Non-permanent joints - fasteners are usually used for the non-permanent joints. It will not damage the joint and the joint compound. Nuts and bolts, clamps and screws are some examples for the fasteners.
|Nail||Screw||Bolt with nut and washer||Clamp|
|Material used||Iron, galvanized iron, stainless iron||Stainless steel, brass, titanium and bronze||Carbon steel, alloy steel, boron steel||Brass, stainless steel|
|Usage||Usually used in wood joins||Usually used to connect wood compounds||Usually used to connect the steel compounds||Usually used in carpentry, welding and piping industry|
|Types of fasteners||Common nails, roofing nails, casting nails, finishing nails, etc.||Recess type, head type, thread type and point type||Compression bolt, self-drilled bolt, wedge bolt, sleeve bolt||c-clamps, bar clamps, pipe clamps|
|Strength||Not good for high loading joints usually used to resist the shear||Used for simple joints||Used to resist the shear and tension joints||Used to resist the compression and shear|
|Durability||Short term, difficult to remove||Higher than nails. Easy to remove||Higher than screw. Easy to remove||Higher than bolts, very easy to fix and remove|