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12/01/2013

“The Smallest Detail”

The smallest detail can have the largest impact. At All Points Fasteners , attention is given to every detail, especially small ones; your project deserves our attention to details and our knowledgeable customer service. Just go online and ask The Screw Lady!

We specialize in self-tapping Tek® screws for the air conditioning and heating industries; we are one of the first companies to return to the old style, high profile (hi hat) self drilling screws, with serrations underneath the head. Our customers return time and time again for these quality parts. And our copper plated stainless needlepoint screws are a favorite of gutter installers. Check out our large line of quality fasteners.

Think how crucial a small detail can be to your industry or project’s success. Years ago – on January 28, 1986, an ill-fitting O-Ring brought the National Air and Space Agency (NASA) to its knees. Our nation watched in stunned disbelief as the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart almost immediately after it launched.

Wikipedia describes the technological failure: “Disintegration of the entire vehicle began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The O-ring failure caused a breach in the SRB joint it sealed, allowing pressurized hot gas from within the solid rocket motor to reach the outside and impinge upon the adjacent SRB attachment hardware and external fuel tank. This led to the separation of the right-hand SRBs aft attachment and the structural failure of the external tank. Aerodynamic forces promptly broke up the orbiter.”

The smallest detail can have the largest impact. Seven crew members lost their lives, the Shuttle Program was grounded for years and the Rogers Commission was established to investigate the disaster. Other space flight projects were disaffected and ignored including the nine year journey of the spacecraft Voyager 2’s Encounter with Uranus occurring the same week as the Shuttle disaster. Hard questions were being asked about small details and other deserving projects were cast in the shadow of doubt.


At All Points Fasteners , we specialize in the details; we listen to all of you questions, answer with authority and experience, and offer you only the finest product. Our customer testimonials speak for us!

Dale GibsonGibson Ranch:

“My entire ranch was built with All Points Fasteners screws… wouldn’t use anything else!”

Nanci – Sanchez Heating & Air:

“My guys don’t have any complaints and that’s the most important thing. The quality is consistent which is why we won’t change!”

Sue Murphy – Iowa Boys, Vintage Trailer Repair Shop Acton, CA

“I just wanted to thank you for such quick service on my order. It is so nice to call and speak with someone who knows their products so well. You got us exactly what we needed and shipped so quick.”


We remember the Challenger tragedy this month and the brave souls who perished. We all learned a lesson that day about the infinite importance of small details.