When you have a selection of hex stock and need a fastener that has a different look then a hex bar stock may be what you need. The hex stock comes in a variety of different sizes, including: British, American, and metric. Now you too can make British shaped nuts and bolts from the proper sized hex bar stock!
Originally hex bars were made from steel. They had been used as nails, but eventually they were used to fasten clothing seams. The 4140 hex steel was considered stronger than brass, hence the reason it became a common place fastener. All British made brass bound nuts and bolts are actually made with 4140 hex bars, not brass.Read more