Pablo Cimadevila is a straight-up genius. Sure, he may not be like most of the gearheads or DIYers we show here. You won't find him in an auto mechanic's shop or customizing a classic car. Truth be told, the guy makes jewelry. BUT, even if you know nothing about the art of jewelry making, you have to respect Pablo's expertise.
In the above video, you can watch the certified pro turn two high-strength hex nuts into a diamond ring. Bow down to the master! He really knows the...nuts and bolts of his craft. Apologies for the terrible pun.
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Hex Nuts to Buy on Amazon
Hex nuts (commonly just called nuts, since the hexagon shape is typically a given), as you hopefully know, aren't used to make jewelry. Simply put, they're types of fasteners with threaded holes, usually requiring locking mechanisms like lock washers or jam nuts.
Obviously, it's not a one-size-fits-all deal. There are different types of nut sizes and thread sizes. There are standard hex nuts, SAE hex nuts, and metric hex nuts. Acorn nuts and coupling nuts. Right hand and left hand hex nuts. Heavy hex nuts and...Ok, this is starting to sound like a very technical Dr. Seuss poem. Anyway, here, we'll look at just five hex nut kits and packs available on Amazon that will give you the best bang for your buck.
1. HVAZI #2-56 to 3/8"-16 UNC 304 Stainless Steel Hex Nuts Assortment Kit
Available in nine different sizes, these corrosion-resistant nuts are great for all general purpose fastening applications.
2. Hard-to-Find Fastener Coarse Hex Serrated Flange Nuts, 3/8-16
Sold in a pack of 100, these zinc-plated hex flange nuts come from Hard-to-Find Fastener, which stocks fasteners (ranging from low carbon steel to hardened, heat-treated steel) that are especially useful for home, farm, or automotive applications.
On top of that, Amazon Prime members enjoy free delivery of this product.
3. Small Parts Hex Nuts Pack
These hex nuts from Small Parts, sold in a pack of 50, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME B18.2.2) specifications. They're made out of grade-2 steel and come with a hot-dipped galvanized finish, which is great for corrosion resistance.
These steel nuts are available at a great price (a little over $13) and boast solid customer reviews.
4. 1/4"-20 Stainless Hex Nuts by Bolt Dropper
These high-quality, stainless steel hex nuts (sold in a pack of 100) are perfect for indoor and outdoor use and hold up in any environment.
5. Hillman 3/8 X 16-Inch Coarse Thread Hex Nuts
USS certified, zinc-coated hex nuts that come in an 100-pack.
This post was originally published on November 8, 2019.