Connector caps are a popular fitting for a variety of applications. However, the M8 size in stainless steel has notoriously been something that was difficult to come by. Thankfully, Fastenright has come to the rescue and is now stocking the much sought-after fasteners.
What are connector caps?
Connector caps are nuts that are threaded internally and used with a matching connector bolt. This means that the external part is usually completely smooth, apart from the point where they are tightened with the relevant tools. They are usually fitted with an Allen key and are available in a variety of materials. The most common type is made from zinc plated steel. Stainless steel is another option that is commonly found, however sizing has tended to be more limited in this metal.
Connector caps are a more aesthetically pleasing fastener than your average fitting. The smooth, subtle finish means they blend seamlessly into any application without detracting from the appearance of the item for which they are used. This makes them ideal for a range of different furniture, whether it is used inside or outside, where the design is a key factor and fittings need to complement rather than take away from the overall look.
What’s so special about M8 stainless steel connector caps?
Stainless steel is a popular material for many fasteners. It’s strong and has a high resistance to corrosion, so is guaranteed to provide a long-lasting solution for any application. The high corrosion resistant nature of the metal also means that it doesn’t matter if the application is exposed to adverse weather conditions. It’s not surprising, therefore, that it is in high demand among many customers who are looking for a material that will provide a long-term fitting for their requirements.
Obviously, there are a number of different types of applications for furniture connector caps, each having different size requirements. The M6 size was one that was in high demand, but was easy to source with stock readily available.
Stock of M8 connector caps was limited, and even if it was possible to find the stock, customers were often required to purchase in large quantities, which increased their production costs and left them with surplus fittings. This led to customers having to find alternative solutions, such as the Pin TX security barrel nut. These alternatives needed to provide a similar look and functionality, if their first choice of the M8 stainless steel furniture connector caps were unavailable, and be a more suitable choice for their budget.
Stainless M8 connector caps in stock
At Fastenright, we are pleased to announce that the search is over for the elusive M8 Stainless Steel furniture connector caps, so customers no longer need to find alternative options. We hold these in stock, along with a huge range of alternative furniture connector caps, including two types of stainless steel, brass, nickel plated or zinc plated, in sizes M5 to M10, so are sure to have the ideal fittings for your application. We even have black or brown coloured connector caps if you prefer a coloured finish for your fittings.
If you would like more information about the furniture connector caps we have available, or would like some advice about the right choice for your application, please get in touch.