Brass Saw Bolt & Split NutThe split nuts are 5/16 inch (8 mm) long, giving enough thread engagement to virtually guarantee that it will never strip, no matter how hard it is tightened. Both the bolt heads and nuts have tapered sides, making them easy to install and remove without spelching. This is of great utility test fitting the handle. Instead of a square shank on the bolt, a toothed washer is used to prevent rotation of the bolt. To compensate for the thickness of the washer, the nut is made slightly thicker than the head of the bolt. Both the bolt and nut can be installed flush with the surface of the handle with a single counterbore depth. The length of the bolt is 1.025 inches (26 mm), and will fit handles as thin as 13/16 inch (20.6 mm).
The split nut slot is 0.032 inches (0.8 mm) wide. If you do not have, and do not wish to make your own driver, we strongly recommend purchasing our saw nut spanner.
Installation notes: Each bolt/nut set is sent out with two lock washers. One of these goes under the head of the bolt, whilst the second is held in reserve, to be pressed into service when the first falls into the sawdust pile. Alternatively, it can be stacked on top of the other to bring the head of a bolt flush to the surface of the handle if its counterbore is drilled too deep. Close examination of the washers will show that the teeth are sharper on one side than the other. The washers should be installed with the sharper side against the metal, as it will more effectively bite into the metal.
Sold by the set, a set being comprised of one bolt, one split nut, and two lock washers.
Bolt & Split Nut
|7/16 inch (11.1 mm)|
|1/2 inch (12.7 mm)|
|9/16 inch (14.3 mm)|