Hex Nuts
Hex nuts are pretty essential standards among fasteners. These six sided nuts come
in a wide variety of types and materials that are readily available here at
NutsandBolts.com. Browsing our easy to navigate directory will give you a sense of
what hex nuts we have available and what your individual needs are.

The Science of Hex Nuts
Any threaded fasteners, like hex nuts, operate on a simple principle called torque. As
the nut is tightened to the bolt, the threads flex and stretch, allowing the parts being
fastened to hold together. This flexing action is what we refer to as the preload, or
tension of a nut or bolt. The amount of holding power, or Newton force, is determined
by the preload of the fastener.

Torque is simply the amount of force being applied when tightening a hex nut to a
bolt. Too much torque will deform threads, causing fasteners to loosen and break.
Larger threads, like M8, M12, or M14 are better for holding together components that
will be handling more stress. Weight, pressure, and vibration are all important factors
to consider when choosing the right sized threads in a fastener.

Now that you know what to look out for, you also need to know what to look for.
That's where we here at NutsandBolts.com come in. If you have any questions
whatsoever, we have a great customer service department that is friendly and
knowledgeable. We have been in the business for over 20 years, so we know our
stuff. Let us be your source for hex nuts and any other fastening needs you may
have.
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