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1 Post Hex Nut 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:

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.