March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024
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  1. Function: The 1/4″ washer serves as a spacer or shim between a nut, bolt, or screw and the surface it’s fastened against. It helps distribute the load evenly, prevent damage to the surface, and ensure a secure and stable connection.
  2. Design: Typically circular in shape, the washer has a central hole with a diameter of 1/4 inch, allowing it to fit snugly around a standard 1/4″ bolt or screw. It may have a flat or slightly curved surface, depending on the application requirements.
  3. Material: Washers are commonly made from metal (such as steel, stainless steel, or brass) or plastic (such as nylon or polyethylene), chosen based on factors like strength, corrosion resistance, and environmental conditions.
  4. Versatility: Washers are used in a wide range of applications, including automotive, construction, plumbing, and machinery assembly. They play a critical role in providing stability, reducing friction, and preventing loosening of fasteners over time.
  5. Installation: The washer is placed between the head of the fastener (such as a bolt or screw) and the surface being fastened. When tightened, it helps distribute the force exerted by the fastener, minimizing the risk of damage to the surface and ensuring a secure connection.