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Hex Jam Nuts at Empire Bolt & Screw

Hex Jam Nuts are identical to Finished Hex Nuts in all aspects except one:  thickness.  Hex Jam Nuts are approximately 30% thinner than standard Finished Hex Nuts.  This dimensional difference gives them a distinct advantage in low clearance applications.  However, the main utilization of Hex Jam Nuts is in the practice of the 2-nut locking system.  The recommended method is to place a Jam Nut on the bolt adjacent to the joint and tighten it to approximately 25-50% of its recommended torque.  Then, a 2nd nut --  usually a Finished Hex Nut – is placed on the bolt next to the Jam Nut.  The Hex Jam Nut is held in position while the 2nd nut is tightened to full torque value.  As the 2 nuts become tightened against each other, a force is created between the bolt and the 2 nuts, thereby “jamming” them together and preventing the possibility of the nuts loosening off the bolt.  Hence the term Jam Nut.

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