Why hex nuts are most commonly used

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Those who are familiar with nuts know that there are many types of nuts, such as square nuts, round nuts, ring nuts, wing nuts, hexagon nuts, and so on. Then the most common hex nut on the market is the hex nut, so why is the hex nut the most commonly used? See what the netizens say.
Hexagon nuts are the crystallization of continuous practice by working people in production and life.
1. The nut is made into a hexagonal shape for ease of use. On the machine, the place where the nut is installed is sometimes not sufficiently generous, and the space for the wrench to tighten the nut is also quite narrow. For the hexagonal nut, you only need to turn the wrench 60 degrees at a time to tighten the nut slowly, while the square nut needs to be turned 90 degrees each time. That is to say, in order to tighten the nut, the hexagonal shape is smaller, but the octagonal nut is easy to slip due to the small contact surface between the wrench and it, and is usually rarely used, so the hexagonal nut is the most convenient to use. Look at the wrench again, the handle and the mouth of the ordinary wrench can be an included angle of 30 degrees, so when the place where the nut is installed is very narrow and the wrench cannot move freely, and for the hexagonal nut, just pull a nut from the wrench. Turn the wrench over and pull the nut again, so that by repeatedly pulling back and forth several times, the nut can be tightened.
2. The nut is made into a hexagonal shape to maximize the use of materials. Because in terms of strength, a large nut is stronger than a small nut. In the past, the nut was generally milled out of round material. The same round rod used to make a hexagonal nut is better than a square nut. Hexagon nuts made of round bars of the same thickness are much larger than square nuts.
In summary, hexagon nuts are more convenient to use and can increase the utilization rate of materials. Therefore, they are the most common in the market.


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