Shop Flat Washers, Fender Washers & Other Washer Types
As an industry-leading supplier of high-quality fasteners, Albany County Fasteners offers an unrivaled inventory of premium flat washers, fender washers, and various other washer types to meet your specific needs. Our extensive selection of washers provides the essential hardware to optimize the bolt connections used in critical projects across countless applications and industries. When you shop now at Albany County Fasteners, you can browse our vast catalog to find the perfect flat washers, fender washers, or other specialty washers for your next project. Known for our commitment to exceptional quality and service, we have the products, knowledge, and experience to help you achieve durable, reliable connections.
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Flat washers are an indispensable component of high-quality bolted connections in countless applications. At first glance they may seem simple, but flat washers provide critical benefits that can elevate your projects. Read on to learn how our extensive selection of premium flat washers available in bulk can meet your needs.
Flat washers distribute pressure, reduce friction, absorb vibrations, and resist corrosion - all of which results in optimal bolt connections able to withstand demanding conditions. By taking the time to understand how flat washers work and the options available, you can choose the right ones for your specific application requirements.
What are Flat Washers and Why are They Useful?
Flat washers are thin, round metal plates with a center hole that distribute pressure evenly across joints. This prevents damage while providing solid, stable connections.
Benefits of Using Flat Washers:
Prevent Cracking and Warping: - Flat surface area distributes pressure
Reduce Wear and Friction: Smooth interaction between surfaces
Absorb Vibrations: Maintain secure bolted joints
Corrosion Resistance: Depending on material
Flat washers are essential fasteners used in construction, machinery, manufacturing, and DIY projects to create optimal bolt connections.
Flat Washer Types We Offer
Along with standard flat washers, we provide specialized variations:
Flat Washers: These round, thin plates with center holes distribute loads evenly, ensuring reliable fastening with threaded bolts, screws, and nuts.
Flat Washers - Extra Thick: Thicker than standard flat washers, these round plates maintain load distribution for heavy-duty fastening.
Flat Washers - Military Standard: Complying with stringent specifications, these flat washers meet military standards for chemical, physical, and dimensional qualities.
Flat Washers - 900 Series: Thinner and differently sized compared to standard flat washers, these round washers offer versatile applications.
Explore Other Notable Washer Types
While flat washers are a fastening essential, there are many other washer varieties that serve distinct purposes:
Fender Washers: Designed to prevent pull-through and provide increased bearing surface under fasteners, these round washers are invaluable for various fastening tasks.
Fender Washers - Extra Thick: Offering even greater stability than standard fender washers, these thick washers prevent pull-through and enhance bearing surface.
NAS Washers: Compliant with strict measurement specifications, these round washers find common use in military applications.
Structural Washers: Built tough for heavy-duty applications, such as construction, structural washers provide robust support in steel beams and girder fastener assemblies.
Neoprene EPDM Washers: Beveled round washers with a neoprene lining, ideal for creating watertight seals with sharp-point and self-drilling TEK screws.
Flat Washer Materials
We offer flat washers in a wide range of materials: