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Old 13th February 2004, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Hurricane propeller propel tee nuts

Has anyone used these tee nuts? They are listed by Partsexpress as Hurricane nuts, McMaster-Carr calls them propeller or propel nuts
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I would be using them into 1" MDF.

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Old 13th February 2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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I've not used them for mounting speakers, but I have for other things, and they work great (snowboard repair)
They are a heck of a lot better then the t-nuts with the dumb spike collar, these go in easier and they stay in.
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We call them T nuts over here in the UK. I always use them for mounting drivers (except in my open baffles where the drivers are 'clipped in' from the rear).
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Default Re: Hurricane propeller propel tee nuts

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Has anyone used these tee nuts? They are listed by Partsexpress as Hurricane nuts, McMaster-Carr calls them propeller or propel nuts
Click the image to open in full size.

I would be using them into 1" MDF.

Thanks,
David
I used these for a few projects, along with 8-32 1" socket head cap screws, and I love them. I have removed and installed the drivers a few times, with no problems, unlike regular t-nuts, where they tend to slip out and fall into the cabinet. I got them when they were the Deal of the Day at Parts Express, about a year or so ago.

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Old 13th February 2004, 07:36 PM   #5
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unlike regular t-nuts, where they tend to slip out and fall into the cabinet.
So they are not the usual type of T nut then. How do they differ?
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Old 13th February 2004, 07:53 PM   #6
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T nuts have upturned spikes on the flange,
not the antislip arrangement on the collar.

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So they are not the usual type of T nut then. How do they differ?
This is the "normal" version of the tee nut with prongs:


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vs. the hurricane style:

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So they are not the usual type of T nut then. How do they differ?

A regular t-nut is more like this:

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Old 13th February 2004, 08:30 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot. I have experienced T nuts falling out, especially when used in chipboard (particle board). I'll ask at my local hardware shop and see if we have those new types in the UK yet.
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Old 13th February 2004, 08:35 PM   #10
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I love T-nuts because you can easily get your screws in and out 100 times
I hate T-nuts because I can't seem to get them into the wood properly :P The big spikes always get on the border of your wood, so a big chip comes off..

Do you still 'install' these by slamming them with a hammer? (or by pulling them in when tightning a screw ofcourse)

Don't think I can get these in the Netherlands.. but I'm going to order from PE pretty soon anyway

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and is the backplate smaller on these ones? that would be nice
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