Category: Eye Screws

Eye bolts & Eye Screws: Prerequisite For Renovation of Your House

Renovating your house is always exciting and if you take the initiative then nothing can be more exciting than this. Plus, it’s always move, as you would always be saving a lot of money on mechanics and all. The DIY (do-it-yourself) project is always a smart choice, provided you know the basic technicalities involved in your renovation process. After coming up with a blueprint, the next thing is to gather necessary building materials, such as eye bolts & eye screws.

You should first of all know what your basic building material requirements before initiating the renovation task. There are certain tools and hardware supplies, which help you make your ask easier and faster. Those devices are specially designed to enable an anchor into steel deck, brick, concrete, stone, wallboard and wooden panels.

Below are some of the fasteners you should know about:

Eye bolts & eye screws

An eye bolt looks like a lollipop. While one end of the bolt looks like the threaded end of a screw, the other end is round in shape. The threaded ends are part of the bolts, featuring slanted ridges. These metal pieces are used to fix cables, wires, strings or chains to any surface or objects. For instance, they can be fixed into the ceiling to support plumbing pipes. Besides, these are also used to support wall hangings, light fixtures and other decorative items.

Usually there are two types of eye bolts: welded and forged. A welded one has got closed ‘eye’, fixed to the base, while the forged one has got an ‘eye’ that forms a semi-closed loop.


This kind of fastener is a round pin used to fix two objects with each other. It is mainly used to manufacture curtain rods or racks. It is available in various sizes and designs. However, the wooden ones are the most commonly used fasteners, as these are used in wooden pieces to strengthen the joints.

Depending upon your requirement, you can select from a wide range of available fasteners.

Eye Lag Screws: Ideal for Fixing Both Metal as well as Wooden Objects

An eye lag screw is basically used to fasten the back surface of your pole with the end of a guy wire. It is also used to fasten your desired anchor point to the end of a bungee cord. At Mutual Screw and Supply, we never encourage you to use such kind of fastener to anchor your main zip line cable. Instead, we suggest you to use an eyebolt or cable sling.

Eye Lag Screw

Before buying an eye lag screw, you should always measure the length from the base of the eye till the point where the threads end. For instance you can go for a 4″ lag screw, which features a shank length of 4 inches with its eye portion extending past this, especially if you are looking for attaching any suspended ceiling hanger wire to the wood.

These kinds of screws resemble eyebolts, except for the feature that they screw into objects, instead of passing through them. We would never suggest you to use them to anchor your zip line, but they feature a bunch of other applications, such as making hammocks and stuff.

We offer an array of such types of fasteners for fastening both metals as well as wooden objects, including installing various industrial tools. While the self-tapping & sharp-point rivets are inserted without pre-drilling holes in the receiving surface, these fasteners are drilled with an eye lag jig pole, along-with a 6.4 mm hex driver and a variable speed drill having a minimum speed of 200 rpm.

The sharp point ends of such screws get easily inserted by using the Eye lag installation tool (ELAT). These usually work from the floor by using the I-Lag telescopic pole and are ideal for hanging plants from patio ceilings.

Some basic features of stainless steel eye lag screws:

Easy installation

Their sharp eye points get easily and quickly inserted into wood

Ideal for both interior as well as exterior applications

Safe working Load = 120 pounds

Ideal for fixing ceiling hanger wire to wooden joists

Feature Self tapping sharp point