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The Evolution & Use of Metric Kep Nuts

Some things have been around so long that it’s easy to forget that there was a time they didn’t exist. These items fill their need so easily and so completely that we can’t imagine a time when people had to get by using other means. One of these items is the “kep” nut. This nut has been around for nearly a century, and many assemblers couldn’t imagine life without it.

metric kep nutsA Little History
The kep nut was invented in 1923 by Shakeproof Screw and Nut Lock Company. The “kep” in kep-nut comes from the name Sha(kep)roof. Now owned by Illinois Tool Works (ITW), the kep nut revolutionized manufacturing and assembly just as assembly lines were taking off. Continue reading

Metric Nut = a Perfect Fit For Bryan’s Classic Ride

One of our customers, Bryan, recently purchased new struts for his Monte Carlo. But when he received the struts, they did not come with the nuts needed to attach them properly.

Mr. Metric’s on-site staff helped Bryan find the right nuts for the job and got Bryan on the road again.

Read what Bryan had to say:

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Going Nuts: Metric Nuts at Mr. Metric

nutsNo provider of metric fasteners would be complete without a full line of metric nuts, and at Mr. Metric we have more nuts stored away than a squirrel at wintertime. But what do all these different nuts do, and which type or types do you need to purchase? Let’s take a glimpse at the world of nuts.

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