The Escape Industrial T-nut is the strongest and widest used t-nut on the market for climbing. It passes the EN 12572-1:2017 test in 18MM baltic birch plywood. The assembly is loaded using the test protocol up to 12 kN. Designed and sourced specifically for climbing walls, there’s nothing else on the market quite like the Escape Industrial T-Nut. With a barrel longer than your standard t-nuts, the Industrial T-Nut is designed for ¾” plywood or thicker. Perfect for commercial applications. Also, because of its unique self-guided barrel, stripped t-nuts are a thing of the past. Well, not entirely, (new setters will always find a way), but now they’ll really have to go out of their way to make it happen. The Industrial T-Nuts huge winged-flange installs via 2 set screws which guarantee maximum strength and stability. To install this bad boy, use a ½” drill to make your t-nut holes. *Metric Industrial T-nuts are stock items and sell for the same price as the imperial thread. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. NOW AVAILABLE IN STAINLESS STEEL!
304 is the most common stainless steel (also known as A2 or 18-8). 316 is used for more severe corrosion conditions in pool areas and marine environments. 316 handles chlorides or general corrosion in acidic applications much better than 304 stainless steel.
It is a common misconception that stainless steel bolts or t-nuts are stronger than steel hardware. Stainless steel is in fact significantly weaker than hardened steel fasteners like our alloy bolts or zinc plated t-nuts. Zinc is an electroplated finish that gives t-nuts corrosion resistance while yet maintaining the strength of hardened steel. Stainless Steel t-nuts are not for every application. It is a softer metal and as a result more prone to stripping and cross threading. However if you need more corrosion resistance than a zinc plating can offer then look to stainless steel.
Pros 304 Stainless Steel
- More cost effective
- Great rust prevention on typical outdoor walls
Pros 316 Stainless Steel
- under water or exposed to water consistently
- greater strength and hardness when compared to 304
- resistance to a wider variety of environments