Stainless Steel Chess

Stainless Steel Chess At Graphskill we are a cerebral lot, and love nothing better than a game of chess to keep the mind sharp. Our old plastic “travel” set was getting a bit tired, so Martin thought of a great idea. Use some of our stainless steel components as the pieces, and it looks fabulous.   “C” bolts and dome nuts as pawns, maclow clips as rooks, U-bolts as kings and queens, hexagon bolts and Read more…

Graphskill Website updated

www.graphskill.com New Graphskill.com website Our main website – www.graphskill.com has been migrated to a new internet host – uk2.net During the move, we decided to update the site and base it on a WordPress installation making it easier to maintain Please do take a look and let us know what you think

A brand new website

Graphskill Ltd are pleased to announce a brand new website – our fourth! Website number 1 – is our main “static / traditional” website : www.graphskill.com – all about us and our history Website number 2 – is our main ecommerce site : www.graphskill.com from where you can purchase most of our products from U-bolts to D-shackles, from washers to bolts, from fish tape to exhaust pipe clamps and pipe support systems. It is all here Read more…

Frustrated with choosing the correct U-bolt?

Frustrated with choosing the correct U-bolt? Trying to determine the correct size u-bolt for your application can be a daunting task. Part of this is to do with old pipework engineering speak. U-bolts are traditionally used to clamp pipes into place. Pipes are tubes and engineers who design pipe systems are wholly concentrated on the inside of the tube – because from there they can determine how much fluid or gas can flow through the Read more…

Foam pipe pigs – Pipe Purge Dam

We have recently been making some foam pipe purge dams Pipe purge dams are basically a foam pipe cleaning pig with an addition. The addtion is a metal tube (either copper or stainless steel) So, what are they for? Well they are used when welding pipes. A standard foam pig is inserted into one end of the pipe and a purge dam in the other end. They are then manoeuvred so that they are sitting either side of the Read more…

New line: Stainless Steel Universal Exhaust Pipe clamps

We were recently asked if we manufactured exhaust pipe clamps in Stainless Steel. We already supplied in the more standard Bright Zinc Plated variety. It sounded intriguing. There are obvious benefits of course, not least of which is the longevity compared to BZP So we went ahead and made some, and they look great We have a range of sizes from 32 mm – 101 mm pipe OD They are now starting to get some Read more…

U-bolts-r-us

Graphskill Ltd are proud to announce the release of a new website www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk We already have a website to seek our wares so why release another? Our main site sells our whole range: pipe clips, clamps, hangers, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. The new site is dedicated to making the purchase of buying stainless steel u-bolts and backing plates. Please drop by and have a look – and tell us what you think

Eye Bolts, Eye Bolt

Eye Bolts, Eye Bolt.   A great blog about eyebolts:   “Be it mechanical industries, carpentry workers, engineering students or even your dad who is playing handy man at home would probably have an eye bolt or two in their tool case. It’s a common tool, used by many in homes, offices, malls and so on. If you saw it, you would probably know what it is, but not of its function or usage. If Read more…