by Kendall Howard
on Friday, May 2, 2014 8:30:00 AM
Frequently at Kendall Howard, we are asked why we tend to
prefer cage nut style rails for our products versus tapped rail
solutions. The answer is quite
Yes, tapped rails do require less hardware and a fraction of
the installation time, so we understand the appeal. But what happens when a hole is
stripped? Stripping screws and/or tapped
holes is an unfortunate evil we all have faced, because once that hole is
stripped, that U space is deemed useless. In some rack solutions the rails can be replaced, but that becomes a
hassle. You must first order new rails,
wait for the delivery, uninstall all the components, replace the rails,
reinstall everything again, and probably redo the cable management as
Save yourself the time and the hassle and use cage nut style
rails. With cage nut style rails, when a hole is stripped, you simply pop out
the cage nut and install a new one. That’s it! A quick, 30 second, four cent fix!
Not to mention cage nut style rails are perfect for taking
advantage of some of our toolless cable managers and accessories.
The full line of Kendall Howard Filler Panels/Spacer Blanks feature
toolless clips that can be secured into the square cage nut opening without the
use of tools. Even some of our most
popular cable managers, such as the 5X D-Ring Cable Managers and Cable Routing Blanks, come with toolless clips to make installation easy.
There’s a place for both rail styles on the market. So while
we at Kendall Howard, and many of our customers, may prefer cage nut style rails, there is still a place for tapped rails. It truly comes down
to the installers’ preference and that’s why with some of our most popular
products we offer rail kits in both cage nut and/or tapped styles. We want to fit your needs because at the end
of the day, we want you, our customers, to be happy!