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Nylon Flat Washers

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MIKE DUDA:
I purchased the 1/4-inch washers. They are thicker than a penny, but not quite as thick as a nickel. I would be surprised if you could bend one without using pliers. I suppose a washer that is bigger in diameter, but this same thickness could possibly be bent, but I don't think they are meant to bend.

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DONNA DICESARE:
Mat ; The washers in question are quite ridged and will not bend easily . We use them with self locking nuts set at 100 psi . The washer shows no sign of compression at this pressure . Good product .

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STEVEN EMINGER:
I bought these nylon flat washers to isolate my stainless steel hardware from aluminum. They are comparable in thickness to regular flat washers (maybe a little thicker?). They are not strong and may flex a bit, but they don't bend more than a few degrees... I find they smash out a bit when I fasten down the hardware.

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ROY LITTLE:
Nylon will generally bend without breaking. They will return to original (or near original) shape after bending force is removed. Nylon will also do what is called "cold flowing" if pressure is applied and allowed to remain over time, it will flow into a new shape. I think, but not 100 percent sure, that some types of Nylon is hygroscopic (will absord small amounts of moisture/ water) The amount of force required to bend the washers is dependent upon several factors such as type of Nylon, washer diameters (i.d & o.d.) and thicknes. I hope this information is helpful to you. roy

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