About Thumb Nut
Thumb nuts are used throughout the home to keep screws in place. The main advantage of using a thumb nut is that it does not require any tools to hold it tightly in place. There are many different varieties of thumb nuts available including wing thumb nuts, knurled nuts, and tommy nuts. Most wing nuts have indentations on the side of the nut that help you get a good grip on the nut. Its name comes from the fact that your thumb is used to tighten the nut. Wing thumb nuts have a metal "wing" on either side of the nut. This makes turning the nut very easy without applying too much pressure. Most thumb nuts are made from stainless steel. This prevents the nuts from becoming damaged by water or harsh chemicals. Thermoplastic and Bakelite thumb nuts are also available on eBay. Save time hunting for the right tool with a thumb nut.