Boker’s Inc. announces that the company’s extensive washer
selection includes fender washers, available in a wide variety of sizes and
materials. Fender washers are offered with outside diameters ranging from 0.081
to 5.0 in., plus numerous inside diameter and thickness options. With ready
access to more than 2,000 commonly specified and difficult-to-find materials,
Boker’s delivers fender washers in materials including low-carbon sheet steel,
various spring steels, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and nickel
silver. Non-metallic material options include ABS, acetal, polyester, nylon,
nylon MD, polycarbonate, fiber, polyethylene, and various NEMA grade laminates.
A fender washer, though similar in shape to a standard
washer, differs in that the outside diameter is traditionally much larger in
proportion to the center hole. With this design, a fender washer can be placed
under the head of a bolt or nut to help distribute forces applied when
tightening. Its oversized outside diameter also provides more bearing surface
for the load of the fastener—distributing the load further on soft or thin
materials. Fender washers are commonly used in electrical applications.