Temporary Nut Holder

Screw in a nut easily by adding some paper in between the nut and the socket.

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Try This in Hard-to-Reach Spaces

How many times have you tried to start a nut over a hard-to-reach bolt and had that paw attached to your arm get in the way? To hold the nut snugly in the end of the socket while you start it, place the nut on a flat surface. Place a piece of thick paper, like from a grocery bag, on top of the nut and press your socket or nut driver over it. The paper acts like a mini wedge to temporarily hold the nut in place. No more searching and diving for the nut that keeps getting away! — Simion Miok

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