Precision Technology Supplies have huge stocks of retaining rings to compliment one of the largest stock ranges of washers available in Europe today. All available to buy online. There are many types of retaining ring but PTS concentrate on the most popular circlips and e-clips. A circlip is a type of fastener consisting of stainless steel ring with open ends which holds components or assemblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed in a groove. Once installed, the exposed part acts as a shoulder which retains the specific component or assembly. They allow rotation but prevent lateral movement. We stock two main types: internal circlip (for use inside bores) and external circlip (for use over shafts). They are both designed to be removed with special pliers (sometimes known as snap ring tools) which can be reassembled for internal or external clips. E-clips (also known as external retaining clips) are essentially small snap rings that snap into position and are used on various rotating shafts and hinge pins. Our range starts at 1.2mm diameter and manufactured in 1.4122 stainless. If you can't see the washers or retaining rings you need online or you have a large volume enquiry then please call us on +44 (0) 1342 410758 or email us at email@example.com.