Gould Fasteners is a full service distributor of all varieties of fasteners,electronic parts and military spec hardware since 1979.

Quality is at the core of all our operations. We understand that quality cannot be compromised. Ever. At Gould Fasteners quality is our way of doing business.

Our product line has been growing for more than 38 years. Whatever your fastener requirements, Gould has the products to meet them. We make it easy. Call us.

Gould Fasteners continually raises the bar on the quality of service we deliver. Whatever your supply chain requirements, we have a customizable program to help your business grow and prosper.

Quality products come from quality manufacturers. At Gould Fasteners all of our suppliers must adhere to strict standards of excellence. We simply want the best for our customers. Everyday.

Retaining Rings

Retaining Rings hold components/assemblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed in a groove. They can be used in the place of screws, nuts and threads, cotter pins and washers and other traditional fasteners as they do the same job for a lot less. A simple groove is all that's needed to accommodate a retaining ring. Other fastener methods, like nuts, require machining threads, which is a lot more costly. They also require at least two components to function (Ex. Cotter pin and washer, nut and washer), which adds to the costs. Retaining rings are strong enough to be used on everything from ABS brakes to mechanisms to adjust the tank tread on an M1 tank.

SHF Retaining Ring
From: Waldes


SHF Retaining Ring

SHF External Friction Inch- The ring resembles a regular SH ring except that it is designed to function on a shaft without a groove. The design of the ring causes it to exert significant gripping power uniformly on the shaft (except where the gap occurs). Sizes range from 0.059 - 0.750 inches.

Retaining Rings can be supplied by Gould Fasteners from these manufacturers:


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