Assorted Washers

A Washer is type of fastener consisting of a thin plate (usually disk-shaped) with a hole in the center and used in conjunction with a bolt, screw and/or nut and is used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener so as to not crush soft materials or pull through then materials during tightening. Washers are most typically made of brass, nylon, steel, stainless steel, thermoplastic, or rubber, and come in a wide variety of styles and sizes.


  • Beveled washers: Beveled washers are formed with a slightly angled surface, allowing them to join materials that are not parallel to one another.
  • Flat washers: Flat washers are the most common type of washer. They provide a larger surface area for better load distraibution. Different thicknesses are available for a variety of hold strengths.
  • Lock washers: Lock washers come in many shapes, such as helices, toothed rings, conical, or spring, each designed to prevent slippage of fasteners in demanding applications. They are commonly used in environments that experience high levels of vibration.
  • Structural washers: Structural washers are one of the most heavy-duty washer options available. These thick fasteners are designed to withstand the high load pressures of construction.