Yearly Archives: 2023


What are Saddle Tube Washers?

Saddle tube washers are pipefitting devices that connect pipes or mount on various surfaces. They come with a curved edge that helps create a watertight seal when clamping tubes together. They also provide rigidity, preventing wobbling or moving around. Although not required for all applications, they may be necessary in cases with high pressures or extreme temperatures. But how do they work? Let's take a closer look. How do Saddle Tube Washers Work? Saddle tube washers have a simple but effective design. They get placed over the joint of two tubes and then tightened down with screws or bolts. The [...]

What are Wave Washers?

Wave washers are a fastener accessory used to create a small gap between two surfaces. They get their name from their wave-like shape, which creates a spring force. That's what makes them excellent shock absorbers. Wave washers are also known as coiled wave springs or wave springs. But what exactly do they do, and how are they used? In this article, we'll take a closer look at wave washers and explain everything you need to know about them. How do Wave Washers Work? Wave washers work by applying tension or storing energy when under force. When installed between two surfaces, [...]

What are “C” -Shape Washers?

You may have seen a regular round washer, but have you seen a C-shaped one? These unique-looking fastener accessories might be more common than you think. C-shaped washers get their name for their, well, c-shaped. But what are they, and how are they used? Here's a quick rundown on everything C-shaped washers. What are C-Shape Washers? C-shape washers are slide-in and out washers that have a unique c-shaped design. They feature a slot cut from the center to the exterior that's big enough to accommodate a screw or bolt. Their design allows an intuitive insertion, removal, and replacement without the [...]

What is a Cup Washer?

A cup washer is a small lightweight washer with a concave shape that serves as an insulative, decorative, and supportive accessory for bolts and screws. They feature a bowl-like central depression that allows for a snag-free grip when tightening a bolt or a screw head. These types of washers act as countersunk elements or surface mounts. But what are they made of? And how can you use them? Let's take a closer look. How Cup Washers Work Cup washers generally work to support, insulate or add a cosmetic finish to screws and bolts. They often include features such as electrical [...]

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