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lag screw

one of several screws placed through bony fracture fragments to immobilize the fragments, used in repair of mandibular fractures.
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lag screw

Orthopedics Any screw used to achieve interfragmental compression; LSs do not protect fractures from bending, rotation or axial loading forces, and other devices should be used to provide these functions. See Screw.
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Use a level to verify that you're building straight up, and then attach the side board to the post with lag bolts and washers.
Lag bolts screw through the holes into the pole to hold the unit--and pieces 4a and 4b are welded back to back on the other side of 4c.
Anchored to the floor with heavy lag bolts, it has proven entirely satisfactory for years.
Attach panel with three lag bolts to wall of house, position ledger on panel, check horizontality with level, and attach with lag bolts.
It is supplied with brackets and lag bolts. The dock shelter, model D-750-XX, is available in projections of 18 inches, 24 inches, 30 inches, and 36 inches with 54 ounce reinforced black nylon facing.
To strain a metaphor, it's as rich with screws and lag bolts and swage-lock fasteners as it ever was with nails.
Visitors hardly notice the lag bolts in the vertical corner boards or the beefy gate hinges mostly hidden behind them.
* Additional or larger lag bolts in these positions are also desirable.
(D) A ledger board is attached to the house with lag bolts or structural screws, and the joists are all fastened to that.
For added safety, you can further secure the receiver with lag bolts. The receiver also has a bracket that allows you to attach your rope and hoist the stand up a tree while you are still on the ground.
To protect a camera from theft, I now use a bear safe bolted to the tree with lag bolts and a padlock.
This versatile tool makes it easy to remove nails, lag bolts, screws, and even staples while doing minimal damage to wood.