Installing Pronged T Nuts By aadhyaarora | September 1, 2022 | 47 Installing Pronged T Nuts A quick tip that works well for me and guarantees the nut is seated properly and perpendicular to your work. Share this... Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Diggit Email Posted in Information
That’s a great tip…Thanks for posting !
I think one of the reasons the prongs bend is to lock the t nut into the hole. I haven’t had any trouble in soft wood and yes, in hard wood it is a problem. I would say to make the holes a lot smaller so the prongs will still go in smoothly but still grip to hold the t nut in place.
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Why are all the other t nut installation video’s 6 plus minutes long? This is all yo need. Thanx.
wow something so simple, I have been struggling with this for days. Thank you for showing me how. I just couldn’t get why I would hammer it in then the screw would pull it out
what kind of board was it and how thick?
nice tip but you did not drill a 1/4" hole for the prongs. I used one of the smallest its I could use. Am about to see how it goes, using pine. I will try a washer and hope my pine doesn’t get smushed. Thanks.
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I enjoyed your video. It was very helpful. Thank you!
Thx for the vid. Do you think punching holes with an awl would be enough to mimic those mini drilled holes?
I’ve been looking for a solution to Masterpak’s Closure Plates (for creating an Art Crate – threading a bolt to a fixed plate to join 2 panels, that could allow for multiple assembly/disassembly without ruining the wood) and stumbled upon a ladder in my local DIY store about an hour ago that had this 4 pronged Tee nut fixing, which is essentially a much cheaper solution and without having to import. I didn’t even know what the fixing was called until I googled the image and will be using your great technique of pre-drilling mounting holes so that the tee nut sits flush with perfect alignment. Smooth and professional. Great job!
nice, very nice. I would do the same on my next project. Thanks
Good job! Just what I needed to know on HOW to install legs on my LaZboy leather tub chair I bought valued at $400 that I picked up for $25 at a thrift store last year, I believe it was previously a chair rocker, but am turning it into a nice side chair for my home theater system.
Thanks Jeff Fischer, I like your method, very smooth.
That’s some good T-nutting footage!
Great footage! Thank you for sharing it
Excellent way… Ineed to use these soon… Thanks.
The other advantage I noticed is that there is no tear out from forcing the the points into the material.
Great, simple, and straightforward video! How can I install a tee nut without drilling a hole through to the other side of the wood? I am making a pochade painting box and need a tee nut so I can mount it on a tripod. I need to install the tee nut into a thick, wood cutting board and would rather not drill the hole all the way through.
Thanks, what tool did you use to make a hole on the wood for T nut?
So satisfying to watch.
Jeff, that is a much better and neater looking T-nut install done that way. I tend to use threaded inserts over T-nuts as much as possible. However when I need to use a T-nuts, as long as I have enough material thickness to work with, I’ll use your forstner bit counter sunk method. Excellent tip!
Nice vid. What sort of bit did you use to make the counter sink?
I like how you countersunk it as well as the drilling tip. Video is to the point. Nice!
I would have used a hammer too. Nice approach you have to pull the tee nut into the wood, but what if you can’t access the other end? I want to use a steel bolt into a very deep piece of timber. Any ideas?
Big help, thanks!
That is the cleanest method I’ve ever seen. I’ll certainly try it out on my next project. Is it necessary to over-drill the t-nut side the depth of the T-nut, in order to have it seat more cleanly/easily or is it suppose be that tight? I’m using 5/16" bolts on my current project. I was just about to use a hammer. Watching your video reminded me to draw the T-nut in. And your tip of drilling for the points and using Forstner Bit is great. thanks. good camera & sound keep up the good work!
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Your way is the only way. Thanks for sharing it with the world
Nice video thumbs up on your syle of instaling t nuts
Great tip Jeff. Thanks 🙂
Thanks for this neat tip; I see that your substrate is plywood. Did you use a Forstner bit to drill the recess for the T nut? Also, what size hole do you pre-drill for the actual shaft of the nut- do you drill it to the size of the t-nut dimensions (e.g, would you drill a 1/4" hole for a 1/4"-20 t-nut for example), or do you use something larger? Thanks for your reply
Great tip Jeff…wish I had seen this two days ago when I used a hammer to install mine!
Good method. Thank you.
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I’ve installed many T-nuts and although I never had a prong bend over I like this process, especially the shallow forstner hole to allow the T-nut to fit flush with the work. Thumbs up!
Excellent! i have been wondering how to use these things as I am building a light stand and this is perfect. thanks!
Beautiful work! So glad to see this before I try it!
Simple but smart!