Threaded rods have many applications, effectively working as a pin to fasten or connect two materials together. Also used to stabilize structures, they can be inserted into various materials like concrete, wood or metal to either temporarily create a steady base during construction or they can be installed permanently. If the product is less than 12 inches long, it is called a stud. If the product is 12 inches or longer, it is called a threaded rod. Threaded rod can be cut to size.