Threaded shanks serve a variety of industrial purposes and are used by many different industries. Just as varied as the uses and employers of threaded shanks, are the quality and prices of the threaded shanks themselves. Many businesses have attempted to save a few dollars by purchasing cheaper shanks only to find out that unfortunately they got what they paid for. This is a common incurrence in other areas of business as well, when companies try and save a few dollars only to find that it would have been better to pay a bit more and receive a higher quality product. The good news is that it is relatively easy to avoid having this happen to you and your company when it comes to buying threaded shanks. There are numerous companies out there that sell such shanks and it is generally best to buy from the biggest company you can or from the one that you have heard of the most. In many cases the poorest quality shanks come from small manufacturers trying to hide their shoddy products behind low prices.
Of course like every rule there are exceptions to this one. Some small manufacturers of threaded shanks put out a very high quality product while still keeping prices reasonable. Because of this the best way to look for sellers to avoid is to read the fine print and compare levels of service. Generally, companies that have good return policies are good to do business with. You can feel good buying your threaded shanks knowing that you can return them if they do not match your needs or the description. Also, make sure you pay close attention to the fine print of the ad. Sometimes low quality producers will sneak in small words to let you know that their product is not of the highest quality. Be smart, watchful and use good common sense and you can get the threaded shanks your business needs without having to spend a fortune.