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Anybody using these? They look so much better than cage nuts...

http://rackstuds.com/


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Damn cool looking.
Not tried them.

Would love to try some.

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Looks pretty cool.

I remember years ago we had a special tool for removing cage nuts which cost something like £50!
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Wait a minute, so how is it that a rackstud has no nuts? 


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We bought some to try.

We got the red one's and they are a bit of as struggle to get into some racks, even though they should fit the metal gauge.
They take up a little more space that a traditional rack stud/ rack nut so you have to wiggle kits to get it into a mixed rack.

They pop out really easy, easier than i thought after the yellow retainer was removed.

I'll get some blue ones and see how they are.

One bigger positive, i didn't take lumps out of my fingers/ nails trying to put them in or out!
Have a cut under my thumb nail (anyone done this work knows what I mean) trying to remove a trad nut.






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A reasonable rack supplier will provide a bag of cage nuts and a 10p tool for removing/inserting them without losing a finger.

I assume these rack studs will work with rails easily enough too and that they've been tested with larger/heavier hardware?
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Yes, they have some metrics on load, sheer etc - http://rackstuds.com/certification/

Now while engineers will order bits, sometimes you don't always get what you asked for...and touch too few racks to have a relationship with the supplier.


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