Washers, Spacers & Bushings
Reid carries a large selection of washers, spacers and bushings to use with threaded fasteners as well as retaining rings for aligning components. Our metal washers are used to distribute load, reduce vibration, improve wear or act as an insulating barrier. Washers can be smooth, serrated, toothed or split. Spacers are used to create spacing between objects. A good example of this would be a nylon spacer between the folding legs of a table, in which the bolt connecting the legs is the swivel point for the legs. Bushings are metal sleeves which are used to reduce friction and to limit movement on one or more axis, while allowing free directional movement.