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Nuts, adj.: what you must be to attempt this job.

Hexagon nut

The standard nut

Square nut

Most commonly used with roofing bolts

Wing nut

Has 2 wings. Designed for tightening by hand

Nylon lock or nylock nuts

The ring of nylon creates friction, preventing the nut coming undone by itself.

Rivet bushes

A nut that fixes to a hole in sheet metal.

Pronged tee

Has spikes and Fits into a hole in wood

Nut insert

Presses into a hole in metal. Has a ribbed outer edge.

Cross dowel


aka Chicago bolt. A hollow bolt, into which screws a solid bolt. Used to fix kitchen cabinets together.

Flanged nut

Dome nut

Decorative bright polished chrome dome on the topside of the nut.

Shear nuts

The tool driven portion of the nut shears off when tight, leaving a nut that can not be undone with any tye of nut driver. A high security nut

DIY nut

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