A wing nut
is a type of nut with wings on either side that can be easily tightened and loosened by hand. They are often used in applications where the nut needs to be frequently adjusted, such as on the legs of a piece of furniture or on a clamp. Wing nuts are also sometimes used as a decorative element. They are usually made of metal, such as brass or steel, and have a distinctive shape that makes them easy to grip and turn.Wing nuts
are a type of nut that are used to fasten and secure bolts or other threaded fasteners. They have two "wings" or protrusions on opposite sides of the nut that can be easily grasped and tightened or loosened by hand, without the need for tools. Wing nuts are often used in applications where frequent adjustments or disassembly is required, such as on furniture, appliances, or machinery. They are also used as a quick release mechanism in applications like camera tripods, or in applications where tools are not readily available.
Wing nuts, also known as butterfly nuts, are a type of thumbscrew that have two "wings" on either side of the nut that can be tightened and loosened by hand, without the need for a tool. The specific specifications of wing nuts can vary depending on the manufacturer and intended use, but some common specifications include:
Material: Wing nuts can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, brass, and plastic.
Thread: Wing nuts are available in a range of thread sizes, such as metric and imperial, to match the thread size of the bolt or screw they are being used with.
Diameter: The diameter of the wing nut refers to the size of the circular base of the nut, which is measured across the widest point.
Wing size: The size of the wings on a wing nut can vary, with some having larger wings for easier gripping and tightening.
Finish: Wing nuts may have different finish options like zinc plated, yellow zinc plated, black oxide, galvanized, etc.
Load-bearing capacity: Wing nuts have different load-bearing capacity which depends on their material, thread, and size.