THE WING NUTS (OR BUTTERFLY NUTS), FOR TIGHTENING OR LOOSENING A SCREW BY HAND
The nuts are not limited to conventional hexagonal nuts. There are also nuts with specific characteristics, which are particularly useful in certain fields of application, such as wing nuts. Würth has designed its own range of wing nuts for professionals, as detailed below.
SCREW AND UNSCREW BY HAND, WITH THE WING NUT
Thanks to the two "wings" stuck on his head, the wing nut can be grasped and turned with the fingers, without the help of tools - in case the nut is over-tightened, a pair of pliers will nevertheless find the space necessary to practice loosening. The wing nut is therefore:
• easy and quick to assemble
• easy to fasten
• particularly suitable for situations in which the assembly must be tightened and loosened regularly. This is often the case, for example, in the field of mechanical engineering
ROBUST WING NUTS, AMERICAN OR GERMAN FORM
Würth wing nuts are, like all nuts, available in different materials and with different coatings. Plain steel nuts should only be used indoors. For the exterior, opt for stainless steel or galvanized steel models. The two main forms of wing nuts are:
• American-style wing nuts, with more straight “wings”
• German-style wing nuts, with more rounded “wings”.
WÜRTH OFFERS YOU A WIDE CHOICE OF QUALITY FASTENERS: SCREWS, RIVETS…
Attention! If you need to make a particularly stable and durable assembly, the standard hex nut remains the most appropriate choice, since tightening by hand cannot compete with tightening carried out with a tool. Our online store offers you a wide choice of fasteners of professional quality, meeting the highest requirements: