A nut setter is a machine accessory used to lock metal and self-tapping screws. Nutsetters drive fasteners on the edges without putting pressure on the corners when turning. It reduces fastener corner stripping and damage.
Nut setters are inserted into an impression driver or machine instead of getting used as a screwdriver. Usually, nut setters are used for driving lag bolts or lag screws with an impression driver. At Benchmark Abrasives, we provide a variety of Magnetic Nut Setters.
A nut driver may be a tool for tightening nuts and bolts. It essentially consists of a socket attached to a shaft and cylindrical handle and is analogous in appearance and use to a screwdriver. They typically have a hollow shaft to accommodate a shank onto which a nut is threaded.
A nut setter may be a machine accessory designed to lock metal and self-tapping screws.
There are four types of Nut Setters:
Hex nut setters: It is used to drive fasteners using the corners to drive. An excessive amount of pressure on the corners, however, may result in corner stripping. It is also called a standard nut setter.
Lobular nut setters: It is used to drive fasteners on the edges without putting pressure on the corners. It reduces corner stripping and damage and provides corner clearance where paint can build up.
Impact and torsion nut setters: They are designed to face the acute torque produced by modern cordless drills and impact drivers
Spring-loaded nut setters: Spring-loaded nut setters are designed to combat common problems caused by standard nut setters. The new EAB spring-loaded nut setters have magnetic holders that flex back and forth so that they can easily accommodate a spread of screws/fasteners with different heights of the head. No matter the peak of the screw/fastener you're using, the magnet inside the nut setter will flex back or forward to accommodate it.