Frequently Asked Questions

What locations do Gippsland Bolts service?

Gippsland bolts currently services clients in Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley, but also to clients throughout Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

Many of our clients are based in the Melbourne industrial suburbs of Moorabbin, Clayton, Dandenong, Hallam, Campbellfield, Frankston, Essendon, Thomastown, and the Melbourne fringe towns. We service regional Victorian businesses in towns such as Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Warragul, Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, and Ballarat.

Our main distribution centres are in Morwell and Traralgon, allowing us to distribute our bolts and other industrial products throughout Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley.


What primary products does Gippsland Bolts supply?

Gippsland bolts are the bolt and fastener specialists and therefore carry an extensive range of bolts, nuts, washers, abrasives and many other types of fasteners. Further to these products we also provide welding machines and welding products, and industrial tools and equipment.


What is DIN 6914?

Din 6914 structural bolts are a specialised structural bolt product for use in the coal mining industry such as dredging machine buckets and also the assembly of large, high or dangerous location structures and critical applications. Din 6914 structural bolts are ideal for the assembly of wind turbines and towers due to their extremely high load capacity and quality control traceability. Our Din 6914 structural bolts are manufactured to a specific international standard required for such applications and are sourced from the most trusted suppliers.


What range of welding accessories does Gippsland Bolts and Fasteners have available?

Gippsland Bolts and Fasteners have a number of Welding accessories available such as welding leads, welding nozzles and welding contact tips, a range of welding helmets from standard to self darkening and fully adjustable, and many welding machine spare parts. We also carry arc welding rods and mig welding wire, specialty rods and wire for all types of materials from mild steel and stainless steel to aluminium and specialised metal alloys.


What is the difference between 304 grade stainless steel and 316 grade stainless steel?

Stainless steel is available in two grades, 304 and 316. 304 grade stainless steel has very good resistance to rust or corrosion, however 316 grade stainless steel has a much higher nickel content and therefore even greater resistance to rust and corrosion. 316 grade stainless steel is sometimes referred to as "marine-grade" stainless steel.

316 Grade Stainless fasteners also have a higher tensile strength than 304 Grade stainless steel fasteners, but not as high as a metric 8.8 or imperial sized grade 5 bolt. Gippsland Bolts and Fasteners can supply you with a range of stainless steel bolts and stainless steel fasteners according to your requirements.


Where would I use an Inox grinding wheel?

Inox grinding wheels are specifically designed for use on Stainless steel surfaces.


What washer is suitable most suitable for my application?

The selection of an assembly washer depends very much on the type of industrial application or bolt products you are using. Washers are used to perform various functions to increase the clamping area of a bolt and nut, therefore spreading the load over a greater area avoiding the material being bolted from crushing or being damaged, or simply to extend the clamping area to achieve a more uniform clamping pressure. If you are unsure as to the most appropriate industrial assembly washer for your application, speak with one of our assembly product specialists.