A fender washer has a larger outside diameter than a flat washer for the same size. This design helps distribute forces applied when tightening a threaded fastener over a larger surface area.
These washers are typically used in automotive, sheet metal, and plumbing applications. They are also useful for covering oversized holes caused by corrosion or wear.
Larger Outer Diameter
fender washer vs flat washer have a larger outer diameter in proportion to their center hole than most flat washers. This large outside diameter is designed to evenly distribute the load from a bolt or nut over a wider surface area and prevent pull-through or damage.
Fender washers are commonly used in a variety of applications, particularly in plumbing, sheet metal and electrical work. They also provide extra support to bolt joints.
Because of their large outer diameter, fender washers can also be used to secure fasteners in corroded or rusted parts. This can avoid damaging the rusted part.
Our fender washers are available in a variety of materials including Hardened Steel, Stainless Steel and Brass. They are also zinc plated for added corrosion resistance.
Better Distribution of Load
A fender washer has a larger outer diameter than most flat washers, which allows it to distribute the load across a larger surface area. This helps protect the fastener and surrounding components from damage, thereby increasing their lifespan.
In addition to their size, fender washers also have a larger bearing surface than flat washers. This means that they will spread the load of a bolt more evenly than flat washers.
This can be especially useful for applications in which space is a critical concern. Stacking flat washers can cause them to act like springs in series, which could lead to undoing the tightening of a screw or bolt.
In addition, fender washers are better for covering oversized holes that have become enlarged due to wear or corrosion. Flat washers cannot adequately cover these types of holes.
Better Corrosion Resistance
Fender washers are essentially flat washers with a larger outer diameter in proportion to the center hole. This allows the washer to distribute the load on a wider surface area. They also help with distributed forces, which are important when a bolt or nut is tightening.
Some types of washers, such as those made from stainless steel, have a plating or coating to protect them from corrosion. This treatment is called phosphating and can be applied with zinc phosphate or oil.
Another type of corrosion-resistant material is aluminum, which has excellent thermal and electrical conducting properties. This makes it an ideal material for washers, as well as many other applications.
Some other types of washers are made from brass, which is a good choice for applications that don’t require the extreme corrosion resistance of a stainless steel. These brass washers are also very easy to work with and won’t rust as quickly as washers made from other materials.
Wider Surface Area
Fender washers are similar to flat washers but their outer diameter is much larger in proportion to their center hole. They are commonly used in automobiles and other sheet metal applications such as plumbing and electrical work.
They also have a wider bearing surface for spreading load more effectively than the standard washer. This allows them to fit thinner components without causing undue stress.
The extra surface area also allows them to cover oversized holes and distribute load over a larger area. They are also available in a variety of thicknesses and sizes to suit your needs.
For the best combination of performance and price, choose a fender washer over a flat washer. This can save you money in the long run and help prevent damage to your products or equipment.