Brass, Hooks, Products, Snap Hooks, Stainless Steel, Trigger Snap, Zinc

Snaps: A Comprehensive Guide

Snaps—also known as snap hooks or spring hooks—are hooks with a spring snap in their ends to prevent the accidental unhooking of a rope, cord, or another target line. Snaps are a common but essential component in a huge range of industrial applications, from dog leashes to theatrical lighting. The Different Types of Snaps With […]

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Boat, Brass, Hooks, Industry, Snap Hooks, Stainless Steel, Zinc

Marine Hardware | Materials Guide: Stainless Steel, Brass, and More

Marine hardware allows commercial, industrial, and recreational operators to customize their vessels, increase safety, and improve efficiency. There is a variety of boat rigging hardware that enhances the performance of a diverse range of watercraft. Buying rigging made from corrosion-resistant materials ensures marine hardware holds up in harsh environments. Knowing what to look for helps […]

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Education, Hooks, Products, Pulleys, Uncategorized

Rigging Hardware 101: How to Choose the Best Type for Your Project

Wire ropes, straps, hooks, and other rigging hardware can be used in conjunction with cranes or other lifting equipment to move loads that are too heavy to lift manually. A wide range of industries and applications use rigging every day to facilitate the movement of cargo and materials. Rigging may be largely taken for granted, […]

DBE Certified
Company News

We are now DBE Certified by the US Department of Transportation!

Henssgen Hardware, a woman owned and operated business established in 1978, has received a national certification through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Henssgen Hardware celebrates 40 years in business in 2018. “The Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past […]

door handle - lion distressed metal
Education, Ideas

How to Age Metals for that Distressed, Vintage Look

These days, it’s next to impossible NOT to find dozens of DIY methods of decorating, designing, updating or changing metals like brass, copper and pewter to achieve the desired look on furniture, lamps, doorknobs, drawer pulls – and just about anything else. Some techniques involve the use of toxic materials such as acetone; while others […]

Company News, Industry

The Latest News From Henssgen Hardware Online and Henssgen at the Tradeshow

Although we’ve been around for nearly 40 years, we’re not the best retail and wholesale hardware distributor because we’re one of the oldest. We’re one of the oldest because we are the best. We got that way by not resting on our laurels and always partnering with the highest quality manufacturers of rigging hardware in […]

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Boat, Ideas, Seasonal

Getting Your Summer “Toys” Ready for Storage with the Right Snaps and Hooks

If you’re asking, “Where did the summer go?” you’re not alone. We’ve already had early glimpses of autumn with cooler evenings and early mornings. If you live further north, some of the leaves may already be changing. If you’re a boat owner, you’ll want to take advantage of every sunny day before it’s time to […]