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The Home Depot, NutsAndBolts.com and Aubuchon Hardware sell nuts and washers directly to consumers, as of 2015. These retail companies offer both traditional and specialized parts, and all three provide images of the fasteners to help make choosing the right one easier.


Lock washers are placed between the bolt head, screw head or nut and the surface of anything that is being fastened. The main function of lock washers is to help bolts and screws retain their torque and prevent them from loosening.


Lock washers work by applying a spring force against the nut or bolt head. Different lock washers perform this function in slightly different ways, but the basic concept is to hold the nut and bolt in place. Some lock washers achieve this function by biting into the bolt and the nut with their ends


Lock washers are installed by putting a bolt or screw through the center of the washer, so that the washer is beneath the bolt or screw head or between the nut and the surface being fastened. Lock washers are used to keep screws and bolts from loosening, especially as a result of vibration or change


Self-locking nuts use either a pre-installed plastic insert or a chemical substance applied to the threads that, when initially tightened down, spreads in between the threads to create a more stable adhesive bond than the metal-to-metal connection of an ordinary nut and bolt. Locking nuts keep a thr


Lock nuts are typically used by engineers and mechanics to secure wheels on axles and threaded shafts. A nylon lock nut comes with a nylon insert that conforms to the threads of the screw on which it is placed. This causes the nylon lock nut to grip better against the threads and reduces the chances


Popular types of edible nuts include almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans and pistachios. Nuts such as macadamias, hazelnuts and walnuts are also quite popular and used in salads, desserts and beverages. Common nut varieties that are less popular are Brazil nuts and pine nuts, which are mild in flavor.


Nuts are a healthy snack food. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. For the healthiest option, raw, unsalted nuts are the best choice, as they do not have the added fat from oils used during the roasting process.


To choose the right lug nut or wheel lock for a car wheel, several dimensions and characteristics on the wheel studs and the lug nut itself must first be determined. These dimensions and characteristics include the thread size and pitch, the seat type of the lug nut and the dimensions of the lug nut


Portable washers are smaller, use less water and don't need permanent laundry hook-ups. Instead, they use special hoses and adaptors to attach to faucets on available sinks. These washers vary in size, from models that roll on casters to models that are small enough to fit on kitchen counters.