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T-nut/ Tee Nut
A T-nut, T nut, or tee nut (also known as a blind nut, which can however also refer to a rivet nut or an insert nut) is a type of nut used to fasten a wood, particle or composite materials workpiece, leaving a flush surface.
It has a long, thin body and a flange at one end, resembling a T in profile. The flanges of T-nuts often have hooks or serrations on the prongs that dig into a wooden workpiece as the bolt is tightened from the opposite side of the piece, providing better retention.
When you need to fasten wood, particle or composite materials together and wish to maintain a flush surface, a Tee Nut might be the fastener you need. It has a long, thin body with a flange on one end, giving it the appearance of a “T” when viewed in profile. The flanges of T-nuts often feature serrations on the prongs that are designed to dig into a wooden work piece as the bolt is tightened from the opposite side, providing better retention.
Tee Nut Styles
Tee nuts for wood are available in two styles, 3-Prong and 4-Prong. The 3-Prong Tee Nuts are used for fastening harder materials, such as metal to wood, particle board or plastic, as they minimize splitting of the mating surface. 4-Prong Tee Nuts are generally used for hard or soft woods.
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