Stainless Steel Washers
At Marsh Fasteners we stock a complete line of stainless steel flat washers, stainless steel lock washers, stainless steel fender washers, stainless steel finish washers, stainless steel SAE & stainless steel AN washers, stainless steel tooth washers (internal & external) and stainless steel bonded sealing washers.
We also have a large variety of stainless steel washers for special applications or can have a special quotation done for specific size requirements (minimums do apply).
Please contact our sales department for bulk pricing, quotations and additional information.
What is a washer and why should I use it?
Washers, usually made from either plastic or metal, are thin plates with a hole. They are generally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a nut or screw. They help to prevent galvanic corrosion.
There are indeed many different types of stainless steel washers. They include stainless steel flat washers, stainless steel lock washers, stainless steel fender washers, stainless steel finish washers, stainless steel SAE & stainless steel AN washers, stainless steel tooth washers (internal & external), as well as stainless steel bonded sealing washers.
Should I always use a washer under the bolt head and nut face?
Yes. Unless you are using flanged fasteners.
What grades do you get for stainless steel washers?
Usually, stainless steel washers are available in 18-8/304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel grades.
Do I need to use the same grade washer as the bolt and nut?
Should a washer go on the nut side or on the bolt side?
Place the washer on the nut side if there is only one. This is because the nut has a smaller surface area in contact with whatever is being connected than that of the bolt side.