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Spring clip - hardware identification
« on: January 06, 2017, 09:04:34 am »

Hello,

In the past I am sure I have used a "push on spring clip" type fixing to allow fixing to something like the shaft of a potentiometer/ rod etc.

It's a little bit like the "D" clip you might find in a knob that would fix onto a potentiometer.

All I can picture is a collar with a zigzag split that allows the "grip"

Can anybody suggest what these might be called rather than just a clip!

I have Googled for images of spring clips so far without success

Thank you for any help

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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 09:08:27 am »

Like on old ladies shopping trolley wheels, used to be a cap that pushed onto the shaft to keep wheel on, once on you had to destroy it to get it off????
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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 09:12:51 am »

Just come to me.......star lock caps.
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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 09:32:27 am »

 :-))star lock washer
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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 09:53:44 am »

Try maplin as i am sure i saw some of these in small boxes at my local one last weekend ...should be natuonwaide or even halfords


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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 10:00:48 am »

Thanks guys - I will try Halfords

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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 10:17:52 am »

Spire nut too I think . . .
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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 01:41:59 pm »

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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 01:47:56 pm »

That's a great find - thank you for sharing - added to favourites for future reference. :-)

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 12:47:28 am »

Have just installed 36 x e-clips as one sided retainers for each individual the paddle blade shaft

The shafts are Imperial as 1/8" [0.125"] drawn brass bar.....for the individual [18 in total] paddle blade shafts

So I ordered 40 x N1500 Series Code 0012 in KSF material......[being non-magnetic & non rusting].....I was hoping for a Bronze material, however they turned out to be a Grade 300 series stainless material ........the nominated e-clip grooves were .023" wide x .018" deep

There is one at each inner end of the shafts, so the first one is relatively easy to install, the second on each shaft as it is hard up against a plate......

I should have ordered 50......as 2 snapped when being installed & 2 sprang into the air....never to be seen again  {-)

With the groove dimensions being correct, I suspect questionable heat treatment of the stainless sheet that these were stamped from, as the root cause of the e-clips failure   

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Re: Spring clip - hardware identification
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 04:04:19 am »

Have just installed 36 x e-clips as one sided retainers for each individual the paddle blade shaft

The shafts are Imperial as 1/8" [0.125"] drawn brass bar.....for the individual [18 in total] paddle blade shafts

So I ordered 40 x N1500 Series Code 0012 in KSF material......[being non-magnetic & non rusting].....I was hoping for a Bronze material, however they turned out to be a Grade 300 series stainless material ........the nominated e-clip grooves were .023" wide x .018" deep

There is one at each inner end of the shafts, so the first one is relatively easy to install, the second on each shaft as it is hard up against a plate......

I should have ordered 50......as 2 snapped when being installed & 2 sprang into the air....never to be seen again  {-)

With the groove dimensions being correct, I suspect questionable heat treatment of the stainless sheet that these were stamped from, as the root cause of the e-clips failure   

Derek

C'mon Derek,

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