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What is the "F**k Nut" actually called?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by kevinz, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. kevinz

    kevinz Member

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    When I say "F**K Nut" I am referring to the small screw on the side of a C-Clamp that allows whatever is attached to the clamp to turn. I have also heard it referred to as the "F-Nut" of "Jesus Pole". I was wondering if it had an actual name. Does anyone know?
     
  2. soundlight

    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    Pan Nut/Pan Bolt/Pan Screw. Named such because it locks the pan motion of the C-Clamp.
     
  3. kevinz

    kevinz Member

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    Thanks a lot.
     
  4. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    From CB's glossary, C-Clamp:
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  5. NevilleLighting

    NevilleLighting Active Member

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    I've always heard it called the "Jesus Nut" for two reasons. One, it's made of soft metal and easy to snap, thereby requiring the loud "Jesus" when that happens. Second. because there are lighting wrenches that have a special hole for this nut and they happen to look like the Catholic cross. Yeah, you old timers remember the lighting wrenches with the crossed handles for the Altman 360 handles.
     
  6. Esoteric

    Esoteric Well-Known Member

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    We call it a set screw down here.

    Mike
     
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    mrtrudeau23 Well-Known Member

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    i've also heard that the "yoke bolt" can be called the "suicide bolt"
     
  8. MrsFooter

    MrsFooter CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I've also heard it referred to as the "****it Bolt," though I personally prefer "**** Nut," as it coincides with my choice in profanity.
     

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