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Some common types of nuts

  • Author:Avril Xu
  • Source:Google
  • Release on:2023-08-11
1. Hex nuts: Also known as hexagon nuts, these nuts have six flat sides and are the most widely used type of nut. They are designed to be tightened or loosened with a wrench or a socket.

2. Square nuts: Square nuts have a square shape and are used in applications that require a higher torque or where a hex nut may rotate. They are commonly used in construction and woodworking.

3. Wing nuts: Wing nuts have two large metal "wings" protruding from the sides, allowing them to be tightened or loosened by hand without the need for tools. They are commonly used in applications where frequent assembly or disassembly is required.

4. Flange nuts: Flange nuts have an integrated washer-like flange at the base, which helps distribute the load and prevent damage to the surface when tightened. These nuts are often used in automotive and plumbing applications.

5. Lock nuts: These nuts feature self-locking mechanisms to prevent them from loosening due to vibration or other factors. Some common types of lock nuts include nylon insert lock nuts (nyloc nuts), prevailing torque lock nuts, and serrated flange lock nuts.

6. Cap nuts: Cap nuts, also known as acorn nuts or dome nuts, have a domed shape that covers the exposed end of a bolt or screw. They are used for aesthetic purposes, to protect the threads, or to provide a finished appearance.

7. T-nuts: T-nuts have a T-shaped body with prongs that insert into a slot or channel in wood or other materials. They provide a threaded hole for bolts or screws to secure objects in place.

These are just a few examples of the many types of nuts available, each designed for specific applications and requirements.

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