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Hexagon Nut Dimensions – Complete Chart in mm

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Hexagon Nut Dimensions – Complete Chart in mm

Some repair work can be done by oneself, one of which is changing rusted nuts and bolts. And most of the time, hexagon nuts are used. But it becomes very difficult to identify what size or dimension nuts to be bought. Hence, this article is all about hexagon nut dimensions, what hexagon nuts are, the reason behind the hexagonal shape of the nuts, etc.

Now let’s discuss the hexagon nut dimensions.

Hex nut Dimensions in mm- Complete Chart:

ISO Nut Max. thicknessMin. thicknessAcross cornersMax. across cornersMin. across corner
m4 hex nut dimensions3.22.97.6676.78
m5 hex nut dimensions4.74.48.7987.78
m6 hex nut dimensions5.24.911.05109.78
m8 hex nut dimensions6.86.4414.381312.73
m10 hex nut dimensions8.48.0417.771615.73
m12 hex nut dimensions10.810.3720.031817.73
m14 hex nut dimensions12.812.123.352120.67
m16 hex nut dimensions14.814.126.752423.67
m18 hex nut dimensions15.815.129.562726.16
m20 hex nut dimensions1816.932.953029.16
m22 hex nut dimensions19.418.137.293433
m24 hex nut dimensions21.520.239.553635
m27 hex nut dimensions23.822.545.24140
m30 hex nut dimensions26.624.350.854645
m42 hex nut dimensions3432.471.36563.1
m48 hex nut dimensions39.43882.67573.1

So these were the various dimensions available in hexagon nuts.

What is a Hexagonal Nut?

A six-sided hexagonal nut is a kind of metallic fastener. Because it appears to be the simplest form to grip, the majority of nuts are carved in a hexagonal structure. Nuts are usually solely utilized to secure a bolt to another component in any manner. Hexagon nuts are used in a number of applications. Furniture, domestic appliances, construction structures, children’s toys, vehicles, as well as other items contain them. 

If you’re wondering of many shapes why nuts are mostly of hexagonal form, here’s the reason.

Reasons for the hexagonal shape of nuts:

There are six parallels in the nuts. The hexagonal form was chosen because, with six sides, a fastener may be turned only one-sixth of the way to reach the next parallel. 

A square fastener, for example, must be turned 90 degrees to reach the flat parallel, but hexagonal nuts only need to be rotated 30 degrees to pass the next flat parallel. Because they have six parallels, hexagonal nuts are simpler to spin than other forms of fastening.

Also check the types of screw threads available and their applications.

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