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What Are Hammer Drive Anchors?

July 2, 2022

Most hammer drive anchors are made of steel and have a pointed end that is inserted into the hole. The head of the anchor is then hammered down, which expands the anchor and secures it in place. Hammer drive anchors are most used in concrete and masonry applications. They are especially useful in applications where there is no access to the back side of the material, such as when attaching furring strips to concrete walls. Hammer anchors can also be used in wood and metal applications, but they are not as effective in these materials. If you need this kind of anchor – one that will hold up in a demanding application, look for one that is made of stainless steel or another high-strength material.

Installing Hammer Drive Anchors is a Relatively Simple Process

These anchors will be more expensive, but they will provide a much higher level of holding power.  When selecting a hammer drive type anchor, make sure to choose the right size for the job. The anchor should be long enough to penetrate through the material and into the substrate, but it should not be so long that it protrudes out the other side. If you are unsure about what size anchor to use, consult a professional or check the manufacturer’s recommendations. Installing these anchors is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the hole you are drilling is clean and free of debris.  The anchor will not expand properly if the hole is too small or if there is debris in the way.

Provide a Strong and Reliable Hold in a Variety of Applications

Second, be sure to use the correct size drill bit for the hammer anchor you are using.  Again, consult the manufacturer’s recommendations if you are unsure. Finally, when hammering the anchor into place, use a light tap at first to avoid damaging the head of the anchor.  Once the anchor is flush with the surface, you can give it a few good whacks to make sure it is secure.  With a little bit of care and attention, hammer driven anchors can provide a strong and reliable hold in a variety of applications. Contact Coburn-Myers today, the premier source of industrial fasteners including all types, sizes, materials, and finishes. This is a company dedicated to providing premium-quality bolts, nuts, washers, screws, and other fasteners that are affordable.