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The Difference Between Square Nut VS Hex Nut

Square nuts are also less likely to round out after repeated loosening/tightening cycles. Square nuts usually mate with lag bolts. Square nuts are used with flat washers to avoid damage from their sharp edges and to help increase the strength of the fastener. Square nuts can have standard, fine or coarse threads and have a chromate conversion coating on the surface.

1. Square nut sizes

The movable nut is named for the large movable space of the nut surrounded by the square stainless steel iron piece. It is mainly used to adjust the position in a wide range after installation. It can be applied to the column of the cabinet. After the slide rail is installed, the movable nut is locked with screws. Generally, most of these parts are purchased hardware parts, which are provided by the corresponding suppliers. Some companies can do it by themselves. When the stainless steel parts are stamped, the last bend is kept unformed, and the nut is automatically fed into the stainless steel square cavity in the mold, and the shape of the nut is used for bending. This technology is widely used in the automatic riveting hardware in the mold. This hardware will be specially explained later. Square nut sizes include ANSI/ASMEB18.2.2 square nuts, DIN557/562 square nuts, UNI5597 square nuts, and JISB1163 square nuts.

2. Square nut VS hex nut

Hex nuts are fasteners with internal threads, characterized by a hexagonal shape. They have a hollow toroidal center. But hex nuts have a hexagonal hexagonal appearance. In fact, most nuts are hex nuts. You can tell them apart from other types of nuts by counting the number of sides. Hex nuts always have six sides. They come in different sizes, materials, and other specifications, but hex nuts always have six sides.

Square nuts are similar types of threaded fasteners but are square in shape. They have a hollow annular center and, like a hex nut, have internal threads in the center. Square nuts simply have a square appearance. Square nuts of course have four sides. You can find them in different sizes. Larger square nuts can accommodate larger bolts. Regardless of size, all square nuts have four sides.

Hex nuts and square nuts can be used with the same type of internal thread. However, they differ in several ways. Square nuts are not as common as hex nuts. The hexagon has become the common shape from which most nuts are made. Hex nuts are easier to install and tighten than square nuts. They have six sides, while square nuts only have four. Because they have more sides, hex nuts provide more torque, which makes them easier to install and tighten. You can install hex nuts in small spaces. Each side of the hex nut is equal to 60 degrees. So as long as you can move the wrench within 60 degrees, you can install and remove hex nuts. Square nuts require more space. With only four sides, you need to move our wrench within 90 degrees. Square nuts, on the other hand, are more resistant to accidental loosening than hex nuts. They generally cover a greater surface area of the object they are used with. The square nut will press against the larger part of the object, preventing them from loosening.