Metal Tests

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Woody's 1991-92 catalog, page 6
"Woody's has a T-Nut to fit every need from the trail to the race track. Made from high quality steel for fastening single point studs." Their original round domed washer with "Woody's" stamped in it were not made any better. Not according to these test results!

Anderson Laboratories, Inc.
April 15,1999
Test - chemical composition and metallurgical condition

Woody's 1993

Hardware Store
Type T-Nut

Sample Small T-Nut Large T-Nut
Silicon 0.01 0.02
Sulfur 0.009 0.012
Phosphorus 0.012 0.013
Manganese 0.28 0.20
Carbon 0.06 0.05
Chromium 0.04 0.04
Nickel 0.02 0.01
Molybdenum   < 0.01 < 0.01
Copper 0.01 < 0.01
Aluminum   0.052 0.058

The chemical compositions of both of the samples conform to AISI - SAE types 1006,1008 and 1009 low carbon steel.

Metallography - Both samples exhibited a microstructure of small spheroidal carbides in a matrix of elongated ferrite grains. Neither sample exhibited any form of heat treatment. Both of these samples are probably drawing quality special killed material. The material of both samples is relatively low strength and very ductile.

These weak T-Nuts ruined tracks, bogie wheels and lost studs...
costing snowmobilers tons of money.

I think it is obvious where their leadership has been taking you...
to the cleaners. 

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