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Retaining & Fixing Rings

Retaining rings are slid into a groove on a shaft, although some types, such as the standard c-ring, can be installed onto a shaft without a groove. Circlips, as they are sometimes called, create a shoulder that helps to keep components aligned properly. They are used in many applications including: door handles, valves, solenoids, pumps and pressure regulators.

Reid Supply offers retaining rings for both internal and external applications, including c-clip, e-clip, housing, retainer, and snap rings. We have both imperial and metric retaining clips available, with options in stainless steel, black phosphate coated or zinc plated. As well as individual circlips, we have assortment kits available. Each set includes a single type of retaining clip in a range of sizes. We recommend installation with a set of retaining pliers.You may also be interested in our selection of retaining washers.