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Hexnut Retainer
1 Post Hex Nut Retainer

Using the 1 Post Hex Nut Retainer

The 1 Post Hex Nut Retainer provides two points of contact for connecting a structural component to another piece using one screw and nut. One end of the retainer contains a post sized to securely fit in the square hole of a structural component. The other end of the retainer is sized and slotted to securely fit a hex nut, allowing a 8-32 screw to easily be tightened without the need for a wrench or pliers.

To make use of the retainer:

  • Align it on a VEX structural component such that both ends are backed by the structural component and positioned to secure the second piece.

  • Insert the square post extruding from the retainer into the structural component to help keep it in place.

  • If the retainer is being used to secure two structural components, insert a hex nut into the other end of the retainer so that it is flush with the rest of the component. If used to secure a different type of component, such as a standoff, it may be appropriate to insert the screw through this side.

  • Align any additional components to the back of the main structural component, if applicable.

  • If the retainer is being used to connect two structural components, use an 8-32 screw of appropriate length to secure the structural components through the hole and hex nut. If used to connect a different type of component, such as a standoff, secure it directly or with a hex nut.