Male Hex Connector

Published: June 29, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Male Hex Connector Mean?

A male hex connector is a hexagonally shaped shank that fits inside a female hex connector or socket. Hex connectors are used for a number of applications in the field of construction.

In trenchless technology, drill rigs and augers are provided with hex connectors for easy attachment of drill string or augers as the borehole progresses.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Male Hex Connector

Male hex connectors are provided with threads and are pushed into the female hex connectors and fastened. The internal walls of the hex socket are slightly curved to help apply torque to the fastener flats instead of the corners. This allows the fastener to be tightened more when needed by applying more torque without the risk of rounding it off.

At one end of the socket or female hex connector is the drive socket provided for attaching a turning tool such as a wrench or ratchet in order to screw it on to the male hex connector. Male and female hex connectors are easy to install and tighten.

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