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Spacers & washers

  • Sometimes used in machinery.
  • Used in situations where components need to be separated on a shaft, such as on a bicycle gears where it is sometimes necessary to put a spacer to separate the gears.
  • Come in various materials e.g. HDPE, nylon, steel.
  • Can also be used as spacers, anti-vibration devices and locking devices.


  • Often used as part of a temporary joint.
  • Machine screws used for engineering and woodscrews used…


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