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Stainless steel nuts and stainless steel fasteners come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with each offering distinct advantages. Many people, however, are unaware of the variety and its benefits. We are industry experts with a focus on high-quality products. This informative blog has been compiled to shed some light on the aforementioned subject, so you can make more informed purchasing decisions.

Hex Nuts

Hex nuts, which have six sides, are the most common type of stainless steel nut. The unique design allows for a strong wrench grip at various angles. As a result, hard-to-reach areas where a wrench cannot turn 360 degrees can be easily accessed for repairs, installations, and so on.

Hex nuts are commonly used in the applications listed below:

Wood and metal

shackles for anchors

Stainless steel fasteners with external threading, such as bolts and screws with a thread size greater than 1/4-20.

Cap bolt screws with flathead, pan head, oval head, round head, truss head, and hex heads, as well as larger-sized socket head cap screws with flat, button, and cap head screw bolts

Mechanisms of locking

hex nuts carried a variety of stainless steel grades. Hex stainless steel nuts with a right-hand thread are popular in a variety of manufacturing applications.

Wing Nuts

These nuts have two flat wings on either side that allow for easy tightening and loosening with just your fingers. Unfortunately, these are not designed for high strength and are typically used where convenience outweighs strength.

The four types of wingnuts are as follows:

Type A:  Stainless steel wingnuts
Type B:  Hot forged wingnuts
Type C:  Die cast wingnuts
Type D:  Carbon steel sheet metal wingnuts

Wingnuts can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • OEM applications where corrosion resistance is critical

Cap Nuts
Cap Nuts wingnuts are designed to be used when you need to loosen the nut with your fingers. The wingnuts are made of 18-8/304 stainless steel.

These nuts are made of stainless steel and have a dome rather than a flat top. Surprisingly, they improve aerodynamics, which is ideal for aircraft and vehicles but is commonly used for aesthetic reasons on handrails and steel furnishings.

Cap nuts have the following applications:

Hex nuts are the six-sided nut that is used for general purposes. Hex nuts are typically used in conjunction with a bolt or machine screw.

Squares Nuts 
Square nuts have four sides and are more difficult to loosen. Because the underside has a larger surface area than standard hex nuts, it can grip more effectively when fully tightened.

Applications for square nuts include:
Industry of utilities
As a blind nut in furniture
Rail corridors
As a foundation in stainless steel fastener metal channels



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