Brass fasteners are used for their physical and aesthetic properties. Brass is utilized due to its high thermal conductivity and corrosion resistant properties, it is suitable for use in hot and cold environments, and resistant to water corrosion, making it a staple of industries such as heating and plumbing. Brass fasteners are largely non-magnetic (like any fastener, slight magnetic properties can develop during the manufacturing process) and resistant to tarnishing.nBrass fasteners are suited for marine environments, including brackish water and slow current sea water Brass in this environment develops a protective green coating. Brass fasteners are also commonly used with wood applications, as the golden colouring blends well with the tan wood. Brass is a softer metal and must be used with care, always drilling pilot holes and using driver bits that fit the head of the screw precisely to prevent stripping. nUsed mostly in decorative and electrical applications. Exact colour varies.nn
Hex Head Nut 1/4 Brass BSW
Hex nuts are one of the most common nuts available and are used with anchors, bolts, screws, studs, threaded rods and on any other fastener that has machine screw threads. Hex is short for hexagon, which means they have six sides.A Hex Nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole. Nuts are almost always used in conjunction with a mating screw, anchor, bolt, stud, threaded rod, or any other object with machine thread to fasten multiple parts together. The two partners are kept together by a combination of their threads’ friction (with slight elastic deformation), a slight stretching of the bolt or screw, and compression of the parts to be held together. Hex is short for hexagon, which means they have six sides.nIn applications where vibration or rotation may work a nut loose, various locking mechanisms may be employed such as lock washers, stover nuts, lock nuts and nyloc nuts.nSpecialised adhesive thread-locking fluid, split pins or lockwire in conjunction with castle nuts.