Eyenuts & Eyebolts: What Are They & What Do They Do?

Eyenuts & Eyebolts: What Are They & What Do They Do?

The importance of reliable lifting and rigging equipment can’t be overstated when it comes to the world of construction, manufacturing, and industrial operations. Among the essential components in these settings are eyenuts and eyebolts – but what exactly are they and what do they do?  

Whether you're a seasoned construction professional, an industrial worker, or a DIY enthusiast, understanding the functionality and proper use of eyenuts and eyebolts is vital. In this blog, we’ll explore what eyenuts and eyebolts are, their applications, eye bolt and shackles and eye nuts available here at UKL, and how to choose the right ones for your needs.  

What are Eyenuts and Eyebolts? 

Eyenuts and eyebolts – also known as imperial eyebolts - are fastening devices designed with a loop (eye) at one end. This eye allows for the easy attachment to other lifting or securing devices, like hooks, ropes, or chains. Wondering about the difference between the two? It lies in their applications. Eyebolts are usually threaded bolts with a looped end and meant to be screwed into a material. Eyenuts are nuts with a loop that can be secured onto a threaded rod or bolt. 

What are Eyenuts and Eyebolts Used For?  

The main functions of eyenuts and eyebolts revolve around lifting, securing, and rigging. Some of the most common applications include: 

Lifting Loads:  

Eyebolts and eyenuts are frequently used in lifting applications. They provide a secure attachment point for lifting equipment which ensures that heavy loads can be hoisted safely and efficiently.

Securing Structures:  

In construction and industrial settings, imperial eyebolts are often used to anchor structures or machinery in place. This ensures stability and prevents unwanted movement. 


Both eyebolts and eye nuts play a crucial role in rigging operations. They are used to create reliable connections between different rigging components, such as ropes, cables, and chains. 

Marine Applications: 

Thanks to their corrosion resistance, eyenuts and eyebolts are excellent tools in marine environments, and are used to secure boats, docks, and other equipment.

Theatrical Rigging:  

In the entertainment industry, eyebolts are used to hang lighting, scenery, and other equipment safely. 

Types of Eyenuts and Eyebolts at UK Lifting Store  

At UK Lifting Store, we’re proud to supply our valued clients with only the highest quality eyenuts and imperial eyebolts. Our range includes:  

Eyenut 8.8 Grade 80:  

These high-strength eyenuts are engineered to handle heavy loads with a high level of safety. Their grade 80 rating makes them ideal for demanding industrial applications where reliability is non-negotiable. 

Metric Collared Eyebolts 

Designed for robust lifting applications, these imperial eyebolts come with a collared design that offers additional strength and stability, ensuring secure attachment points in heavy-duty scenarios. 

Zinc Plated DIN582 Eyenuts 

Offering excellent corrosion resistance, these zinc-plated eye nuts conform to DIN582 standards. This makes them a reliable choice for both indoor and outdoor use in various industrial and construction settings. 

Long Shank Collared Eyebolts 

Ideal for applications that require deeper anchoring, these eyebolts feature an extended shank which offers enhanced security and versatility in complex lifting and securing operations. 

Stainless Steel DIN582 Eyenuts 

Manufactured from high-quality stainless steel and also conforming to DIN582 standards, these eyenuts provide superior durability and resistance to harsh environmental conditions, making them ideal for marine and corrosive environments. 

Swivel Eyebolts 

Perfect for dynamic lifting tasks, our extensive range of swivel eyebolts can rotate 360 degrees, allowing for flexibility and reducing the risk of load twisting and damage. 

How to Choose the Right Eyenut or Eyebolt 

When selecting the correct eyenut or eyebolt for your application, there are several aspects you need to consider: 

  1. Load Capacity: Always check the specifications to ensure the eyenut or eyebolt can handle the maximum load it will be subjected to.  
  2. Material: Choose the material based on the environment where it will be used. For example, a stainless steel eye nut or eyebolt is ideal for corrosive environments.  
  3. Type:  Decide between plain, collared, or swivel eyenuts based on your specific lifting or securing needs.
  4. Thread Size and Length: Make sure the thread size and length are compatible with the material they'll be installed in.  

In summary, eyenuts and imperial eyebolts are indispensable components for safe and efficient lifting, securing, and rigging operations. Their versatility, strength, and reliability make them essential tools for professionals in construction, manufacturing, and various industrial sectors, as well as for DIY enthusiasts tackling personal projects. 

For those new to lifting and rigging or even seasoned professionals looking to upgrade their toolkit, navigating the variety of available products can be daunting. Here at UK Lifting Store, our experienced team are here to help with whatever you need.  

Get in touch with our experts today and let us help you find the best solutions to enhance the safety efficiency and success of your operations.  

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