Fastener screw on tee nuts provide internally threaded barrels which accept screws or bolts to attach items to a surface when inserted into the back end. Due to their pronged design style, T nuts are often used in wood, composite or particle board furniture applications. Screw on tee nuts are constructed of either steel or stainless steel and are available as either standard or metric tee nuts.
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Tee Nut Applications
A T nuts head style is designed to dig into the surface of its intended application, which ensures a solid hold and a flush surface. Some of the common uses for standard and metric tee nuts, include:
- Wood, plastic & composite fastener
- Assembly projects
- Furniture construction
- Playground fastener
- Deck assemblies
Tee Nut Advantages
Screw on tee nuts provide numerous benefits that other types of fastener products cannot match. Depending on the application, the advantages that tee nuts provide include the following:
- Better retention in wood over time
- Will not vibrate loose
- Material is less likely to split & crack
- Four-pronged t nuts are ideal for soft materials
- Three-pronged versions are used in harder woods
The T Nut Installation Process
Screw on tee nuts are very simple to install. A drill bit is initially used to drill a hole that is a little wider than the barrel of the tee nut that is used. The T nut is then pushed or lightly tapped with a hammer until it is joined by the bolt on the opposite side of the material for joining. Once the bolt is tightened, the tee nut will be pulled flush into the surface of the material.