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Cage Nuts, 10-32, 12-24, M6 thread types

 Cage Nuts, 10-32, 12-24, M6 thread types

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  • Cage nut and screw 10-32 view - Rack Hardware
  • 12-24 Cage Nut - Rack Hardware
  • 10-32 Cage Nut - Rack Hardware
  • Metric M6 Cage Nut - Rack Hardware
  • Rolox 12-24 x 500 hex head bolt view - Rack Hardware
  • Nut 12-24 view - Rack Hardware
  • M6 Screw-Rack Hardware
  • 12-24 Screw-Rack Hardware
  • 10-32 Screw-Rack Hardware

Rack Hardware

Cage nuts convert square holes to round

  • Compatible with industry standard 3/8" square hole racks
  • 12-24 threads are used with most racks
  • 10-32 threads are used with Dell equipment, audio racks
  • M6 metric threads are used with HP equipment

Rack Screws

  • Available in 10-32, 12-24, and M6 (metric)
  • How to identify screw threads

Square Nuts

  • Available in 12-24
  • Used with non-threaded racks
Product Name P/N: Availability Price Qty
Cage Nuts 10-32 (50 Pack) CAGENUT-1032-50PK
In Stock
Cage Nuts 12-24 (50 pack) CAGENUT-1224-50PK
In Stock
Cage Nuts Metric M6 (50 Pack) CAGENUT-M6-50PK
In Stock
Screw 10-32 x 1/2" Pilot Point (50 Pack) SCREW-1032-500-50PK
In Stock
Screw 12-24 x 1/2" Pilot Point (50 Pack) SCREW-1224-500-50PK
In Stock
Screw M6 x 16mm (50 Pack) SCREW-M6-16-50PK
In Stock


A cage nut is used on a rack that has square mounting holes. You would use a cage nut when you need to mount a product in your rack that requires a threaded hole. A cage nut is nothing more than a square nut that has threaded holes wrapped in a piece of spring steel designed like a cage. This spring steel has two flanges that when pressed together allow the cage nut to be inserted into the square hole and simply clip in. When this is done, you now have a square hole that is threaded. The nut is typically loose in the cage to allow for adjustments when installing the screw.

There are 3 common sizes for cage nuts. These sizes are 10-32, 12-24 and M6. The size you will require is determined by the product you are mounting. We recommend you purchase the corresponding screw to go with the cage nut. This makes the installation easier if you happen to select the wrong size cage nut.

Cage Nut Tool

Rack Hardware - Technical Specifications

Finish 12-24 threaded cage nuts have a black oxide finish
10-32 threaded cage nuts have a clear zinc, silver finish
M6 threaded cage nuts have a gold, chromate finish

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