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Bus Bars Washers - C Shaped
Clamps and Brackets Washers - Centering
Expansion Plugs Washers - Countersunk
Grounding Straps Washers - Finishing
Insulators Washers - Flat
Jumpers Washers - Lock
Retaining Rings Washers - Odd Shaped ID
Sheet Metal Nuts and Strips Washers - Odd Shaped OD
Solder Lugs Washers - Retaining
Spacers Washers - Retention
Spring Clips Washers - Shoulder
Tags Washers - Split
Washers - Spring
Washers - Tab, Key, and Notch
Washers - Terminal Cup


Retaining Washers

Flat Retaining Washer

Definition: Flat retaining washers are used in applications that need a guide for a chain, wire or cord attached to an assembly. They are designed with two holes – one for a screw or bolt to attach the flat retaining washer to the assembly and the second is to attach or guide a chain, wire or cord to that assembly.

Flat Retaining Washers are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Aluminum: Anodize, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, Zinc types I & II
  • Brass: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Stainless Steel: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Passivate, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Flat Retaining Washer: 5758

Example: Flat Retaining Washer



Formed Retaining Washer

Definition: Formed retaining washers are used in similar to flat retaining washers, except they are used in applications that require the guide to be formed to an angle from 15° to 90°. They have two holes – one for a screw or bolt to attach the flat retaining washer to the assembly and the second is to attach or guide a chain, wire or cord to that assembly.

Formed Retaining Washers are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Aluminum: Anodize, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, Zinc types I & II
  • Brass: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Stainless Steel: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Passivate, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Formed Retaining Washer: 5759

Example: Formed Retaining Washer