WING NUTS

Wing nuts are a type of specialty nut with a pair of wings to enable it to tighten without tools. The wings provide a grip for the thumb and finger for turning. They are commonly used where frequent adjustments or removals are needed, and can be made quickly at a later stage.
An alternative form of the wing nut has a washer built in, and is used to storm-proof the windows of a building. This washer face allows the wing nut to be used to secure plywood onto fixed anchors, where the hole in the plywood will be larger than the anchor studs it and the wing nut are being mounted on. This provides the advantage of having a larger surface bearing the pressure, while also eliminating the need of a separate washer that will often fall and get lost during storm-prep installation.

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Size

#6-32, #8-32, #10-24, 1/4″-20, 5/16″-18, 3/8″-16, 7/16″-14, 1/2″-13, 5/8″-11

Washered

Yes, No

Material/Finish

Stainless Steel, Zinc

Wing nuts are a type of specialty nut with a pair of wings to enable it to tighten without tools. The wings provide a grip for the thumb and finger for turning. They are commonly used where frequent adjustments or removals are needed, and can be made quickly at a later stage.
An alternative form of the wing nut has a washer built in, and is used to storm-proof the windows of a building. This washer face allows the wing nut to be used to secure plywood onto fixed anchors, where the hole in the plywood will be larger than the anchor studs it and the wing nut are being mounted on. This provides the advantage of having a larger surface bearing the pressure, while also eliminating the need of a separate washer that will often fall and get lost during storm-prep installation.