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Old 12-12-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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I know it by split ring, but searches show up as those keychain thingies. So I tried split washer and I get some hits on these, but also on split washers as I understand them. What do you call this part?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/27...showimage.html

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I've always called them E clip

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I've always called the half moon clips.
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As packer rich said, it is called and e clip or e retainer.
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I know it by split ring, but searches show up as those keychain thingies. So I tried split washer and I get some hits on these, but also on split washers as I understand them. What do you call this part?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/27...showimage.html

They're basically an external retaining ring. All kinds of configurations though
http://www.mcmaster.com/#retaining-rings/=fc7v23
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I vote for C clips!

Here's a link to C clip pliers

http://www.escience.ca/hobby/RENDER/...075/11141.html
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I vote for C clips!

Here's a link to C clip pliers

http://www.escience.ca/hobby/RENDER/...075/11141.html
Kinda like to see the clip that goes to those pliers. Pretty sure they would be worthless with any of the clips shown in the OP
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Mike has it. CirClips. (For "Circle Clips".... or "Circumference Clips")

Contrary to popular thought, they are not really "JC" clips...... though you can often hear that utterance when one of them pops off and flies across the room.
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Bingo. Probably a brand name, but they are called Circlips.
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I think it is actually an "e-clip", which is a type of "cir clip."
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I know it by split ring, but searches show up as those keychain thingies. So I tried split washer and I get some hits on these, but also on split washers as I understand them. What do you call this part?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/27...showimage.html
C clips is what i have call them and also E clips and snap ring's here is a link that show's them http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CE8Q8gIwAA#
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I think it is actually an "e-clip", which is a type of "cir clip."
This is more accurate than my description. Sorry.

A true circlip is a smooth semi-circle without the internal "bumps" of an "E" clip.... and a circlip usually has holes in the ends for the points of special pair of pliers to fit into for installation and removal.
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Those are retaining ring pliers, not c clip pliers.

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