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Hexnut Retainer Bearing Flat
1 Post Hex Nut Retainer w/ Bearing Flat

Using the 1 Post Hex Nut Retainer w/ Bearing Flat

The 1 Post Hex Nut Retainer w/ Bearing Flat allows shafts to spin smoothly through holes in structural components. When mounted, it provides two points of contact on structural components for stability. One end of the retainer contains a post sized to securely fit in the square hole of a structural component. The center hole 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. The hole on the end of the Retainer is intended for shafts or screws to pass through.

To make use of the retainer:

  1. Align it on a VEX structural component such that the end hole is in the desired location, and the center and end sections are also backed by the structural component.

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

  3. Insert a hex nut into the center section of the retainer so that it is flush with the rest of the component.

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

  5. Use an 8-32 screw of appropriate length to secure the structural component(s) to the retainer through the center hole and hex nut.