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    Square Nuts

    Square Nut Machine ScrewSquare nuts are four-sided nuts as opposed to the more common hex (six-sided) nuts. The surface area on the flats is larger than hex nuts, which reduces wrench slippage. However, you cannot use hex drivers such as sockets and nut drivers. Machine screw square nuts are available in smaller sizes and also smaller in width and thickness than regular square nuts. Machine screw square nuts have flat tops and bottoms—the edges and corners are not chamfered (beveled). Regular square nuts have a flat bottom bearing surface and a crowned washer-faced top. Regular square nuts are often used with square bolts.

    Threads are standard right-hand and Unified inch coarse series (UNC, Unified National Coarse) or Unified inch fine (UNF, Unified National Fine).

    Square Nut RegularSquare nut size refers to its nominal thread diameter. Typically, machine screw sizes range from about #2 to 1/2" and regular from 1/4" to 1 1/2". Sizes less than 1/4" appear as a number size (the larger the number the larger the size) while sizes that are 1/4" and larger are specified in inches, usually fractional rather than decimal.

    Nut width, which is wrench size, and thickness vary with the size of the square nut. Table 1 lists width across flats and across corners, and thickness for machine square nuts; refer to Table 2 for dimensions of regular square nuts.

    Steel, zinc plated, is a common material and finish.

    Refer to ASME B18.6.3 for specifications relating to machine screw square nuts and ASME B18.2.2 for regular square nuts.

    Machine Screw Square Nut Dimensions

    Nut
    Size
    Nom.
    Diameter
    Width Thickness
    Across
    Flats
    Across
    Corners
    Nom.
    #0 0.0600 5/32 7/32 3/64
    #1 0.0730 5/32 7/32 3/64
    #2 0.0860 3/16 1/4 1/16
    #3 0.0990 3/16 1/4 1/16
    #4 0.1120 1/4 11/32 3/32
    #5 0.1250 5/16 27/64 7/64
    #6 0.1380 5/16 27/64 7/64
    #8 0.1640 11/32 15/32 1/8
    #10 0.1900 3/8 33/64 1/8
    #12 0.2160 7/16 19/32 5/32
    1/4 0.2500 7/16 19/32 3/16
    5/16 0.3125 9/16 49/64 7/32
    3/8 0.3750 5/8 55/64 1/4

    Table 1. Machine Screw Square Nut Dimensions. Nominal
    size as a number/fraction and in decimal inches, and width and
    thickness in inches. (Note: Width across flats is basic width;
    width across corners and thickness are a calculated average
    rounded to the nearest 64th.)

    Regular Square Nut Dimensions

    Nut
    Size
    Width Thickness
    Across
    Flats
    Across
    Corners
    Basic
    1/4 7/16 19/32 7/32
    5/16 9/16 49/64 17/64
    3/8 5/8 27/32 21/64
    7/16 3/4 1 1/64 3/8
    1/2 13/16 1 3/32 7/16
    5/8 1 1 23/64 35/64
    3/4 1 1/8 1 17/32 21/32
    7/8 1 5/16 1 25/32 49/64
    1 1 1/2 2 3/64 7/8
    1 1/8 1 11/16 2 19/64 1
    1 1/4 1 7/8 2 9/16 1 3/32
    1 3/8 2 1/16 2 13/16 1 13/64
    1 1/2 2 1/4 3 1/16 1 5/16

    Table 2. Regular Square Nut Dimensions. Nominal
    size, width and thickness in inches. (Note: Width across
    flats is basic width; width across corners and thickness
    are a calculated average rounded to the nearest 64th.)

    CI:SQRNTS v1.0


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