Equipment

Types of Washers Chart

1/1/18
Revised: 7/26/19
Grainger Editorial Staff

Washers are multipurpose fasteners that are vital in a variety of applications. In general, washers have two main functions: to distribute the pressure of the nut evenly over a surface without damage, and to ensure that the nut is pressed against a smooth surface to reduce the chances of loosening over time.

What are the different types of washers?

Choosing the right type of washer for the task at hand first requires understanding the overall structure of the different kinds. Learn about the different types of washers to see which fits your needs:

Sources:

https://www.reyher.de/en/download-area/catalogue-fastener-guide



The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.

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