Heavy duty stainless steel kep nuts.
Marine grade 18-8 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance.
Kep nuts combine a hex nut with an external tooth lock washer in a single fastener.
Designed to bite into soft surfaces while being tightened, resulting in a more secure application than a hex nut alone.
Available in several sizes.
Please choose the kep nut you need from the drop down menu above the product description.
Size: #4-40 - Model # FA-268-7268 - Fastener Type: Kep Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.06
Size: #6-32 - Model # FA-268-7269 - Fastener Type: Kep Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.06
Size: #8-32 - Model # FA-268-6322 - Fastener Type: Kep Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.06
Size: #10-24 - Model # FA-268-6223 - Fastener Type: Kep Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.08
Size: #10-32 - Model # FA-268-6323 - Fastener Type: Kep Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.08
Size: 1/4-20 - Model # FA-268-6224 - Fastener Type: Tee Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.14
Size: 5/16-18 - Model # FA-268-6225 - Fastener Type: Tee Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.26
Size: 3/8-16 - Model # FA-268-6226 - Fastener Type: Tee Nut - Material: 18-8 Stainless Steel - Price: $.39
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days.
Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the workers involved - or high quality gear made from materials designed to last, by companies that care.
We prefer to carry the latter.
Plastic and nylon parts are durable for a while and they satisfy price sensitive shoppers. Their production, however, creates numerous toxins, and eventually enough sunshine or stress will cause them to break.
Chrome, nickel, and zinc plating can protect metal surfaces for years, but their initial production, especially in third-world countries can cause devastating harm.
Painted parts are effective for a while, but paint production is usually nasty, and as it chips and goes over the side, paint carries its own poisons along.
At greenboatstuff.com we choose to carry aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and occasionally wood hardware.
In an imperfect world we know these choices are not entirely without their faults.
In our opinion, however, they satisfy our criteria for high quality, long lasting products that do the job well while inflicting minimal, if any, harm.
Another important green aspect to our hardware offerings is our lack of a minimum order policy.
Unlike most hardware suppliers that force you to purchase in bulk, at greenboatstuff we try to avoid such restrictive policies.
After all, if a customer only needs a certain quantity of an item, why force them to pay for something that will sit on a shelf for years or be discarded?
Sure, this might sound like a little thing, but if we can discourage waste, especially of products like hardware that are made almost exclusively from natural resources, we believe it is both good business and good for the Planet.