Have you heard of T-slot nuts? While they feature a threaded hole, they don’t share the same shape and design as traditional nuts. Rather, T-slot nuts are shaped like the letter T. This allows them to set inside of T-slots. To learn more about T-slot nuts and how they work, keep reading.
What Are T-Slot Nuts?
T-slot nuts are T-shaped fasteners that are used in conjunction with a threaded stud. They feature a threaded hole that extends partially through the T-slot nut. T-slot nuts are designed to protect workbenches from damage caused by threaded studs. You can drive a threaded stud through a T-slot nut without fear of it going into the workbench.
How T-Slot Nuts Work
They are known as “T-slot nuts” because they are shaped like the letter T. As a result, they can set in T-slots. T-slots are T-shaped grooves. They are commonly found on workbenches and other workpiece-holding equipment. T-slots are simply T-shaped tracks that support the use of T-slot nuts. You can place a T-slot nut in these tracks.
Threaded studs can damage the workbenches. If you accidentally drive a threaded stud too far, it may go past the workpiece and into the workbench. Workbenches are expenses, so it’s best to avoid damaging them. With a T-slot nut, you can protect your workbench from damage. It will create a barrier between the threaded stud and your workbench. T-slot nuts have incomplete threading, so they won’t allow threaded studs to reach your workbench.
T-slot nuts essentially act as a barrier to protect workbenches from damage caused by threaded studs. You can drive a threaded stud into a workpiece. Even if you happen to go all the way through the workpiece, the T-slot nut will protect the workbench from damage.
Tips on Choosing T-Slot Nuts
You should consider the material when choosing T-slot nuts. Like other fasteners, T-slot nuts are available in a variety of different materials. Some of them are made of aluminum, whereas others are made of carbon steel or stainless steel. All T-slot nuts have a similar shape, but you can find them in different materials.
T-slot nuts are available in different sizes. You should consider the size of the threaded hole when choosing T-slot nuts. While all T-slot nuts have a threaded hole, some of them have a larger threaded hole than others. You’ll need to choose T-slot nuts that can accommodate the threaded studs with which you use them.