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xyzer

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Bend tab lock washers?
« on: March 19, 2007, 04:32:17 PM »
Guys,
Not a real listeroid need but have been looking for a supplier of bend tab type locking washers. Sort of like sometimes seen on wheel bearings and such. They have a tab that fits the keyway and a tab to bend over a nut flat. Does anyone know of a supplier that may have an assorted sizes? What are these type locking washers called?
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Andre Blanchard

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Re: Bend tab lock washers?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 04:47:34 PM »
This is the best I could find in a few minutes searching.
http://www.seastrom-mfg.com/Seastrom_Manufacturing_Catalog/TabNotch.htm

Looks like the best name is "Tab Key and Notch" washers, it's descriptive anyway.
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Re: Bend tab lock washers?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 04:53:01 PM »
Andre,
You did better than I could! Thanks!!!
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Re: Bend tab lock washers?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 05:25:37 PM »
We usually just called them "tab washers" or "tab locks"in the jet engine plant where I worked. Most times they were made to fit a specific application, due to materials needs. Try some on-line sources such as AIRCRAFT SPRUCE AND SPECIALITY, as well as others who cater to the home built aircraft people. Also do an internet search for AN and MS fastner suppliers. Incidentally, although others will disagree, AN stands for "aircaft, national" and MS means "military standard." Thats what I was taught anyway, but will yeild to another valid opinion.

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Re: Bend tab lock washers?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 07:19:16 PM »
The term I learned in working with US automotive stuff was "French Locks."  They're commonly used to hold exhaust manifolds on, among other things.
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Re: Bend tab lock washers?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 06:42:55 PM »
aqmxv ,
I did a search on french locks and they still call them that for exhaust manifolds. I got only one hit for them if you don't count the lock mechanism for a french flintlock rifle.......LOL
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