The Nut Hut

Hex Head Set Screws 1/2×2 8.8 BSW

A hex set screw and nut has uniform threads ? meaning they are not tapered like the thread on wood screws ? and can be used to fasten objects together by inserting the screw from the one end and securing it with the nut on the other end. It can be used to secure wood to wood, metal to metal, metal to wood as well as wood to metal.nThe hex set screw and nut keep objects together by means of friction and takes place when the nut is tightened, thus compressing everything together. To tighten the nut requires a tool of some sort, like a socket and wrench or a spanner.nIn some cases, while tightening the nut, the bolt will turn along with it. If this happens it would require a second spanner or wrench to hold-on to the bolt while the nut is tightened at the other end.n

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Grade 8.8 fasteners are manufactured using medium carbon steel that has been quenched and tempered. Used in railroad equipment, construction, motors, engines and processing equipment. Grade 8.8 fasteners exhibit good tensile strength and perform well in most environments. They do not perform well in environments that experience temperature extremes.nWhile medium carbon steel grades are cheaper and have good ductile and malleable qualities, as an alloy they tend to have lower tensile strength.n