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Circular Cotter Rings are often used to secure clevis pins and turnbuckles or rigging screws. Cotter Rings are reusable and often used in place of straight cotter pins that must be bent to hold firmly.
Our Cotter Rings are 18-8 Marine grade Stainless Steel.
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Fits Clevis Pin Diameter (inch)
Ring Inside Diameter (inch)
Up to 3/16"
3/16 - 1/4"
1/4 - 3/8"
MET / STD:
Re the size given for the Circular Cotter Pins, is this the diameter of the pin that these cotter pins will fit on to, or is it the diameter of the circular split pin itself ?It would help if that were clarified on the website .. as typically, one is at least double (if not more) the other!thanks
Don't know if this will help, but I bought CLVR2, CIRCULAR PINS WITH PIGTAIL S/S, 3/16-1/4" 100/BX.They work well on my 3/16" and 1/4" diameter pins. The ring itself is 11/16" in diameter and is made of wire that is 3/32".Jeff
Diameter of pin itself. I believe for some of these there is an image with a coin to show relative size.
Check out the tech specs table about halfway down the page. Should clarify things for you...< a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1106" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1106< /a>
I believe that all the hole sizes are the same. I'm really not sure, to be honest. My experience is that it is best to keep these circular cotter pins as small as possible so as to keep sails and sheets from catching on them. I hope this helps.Brian
Based on the ones I ordered, the size is the round-ring size. The "18-gauge wire" is about the same thickness as a large paper-clip.
What wire size or gage are these made from?
Sorry, I have no idea. I bought them two years ago and don't remember. They are pretty standard, I believe. Look like any other cotter ring. Not much help I know.
The wire is a little less than 1/16th of an inch, slightly thinner than 14 gauge electrical wire, yet slightly larger than the wire on a large-size paper clip.
give me a break, we're talking cotter pins!
Waste of money
This particular size are not true cotter rings. They are a ring like on a key chain and make them very difficult to use. The smaller size I ordered were true cotter rings with the pig tail and easy to use.
Best kind of cotter ring to buy
These are much easier to install than the plain "key ring" type. The bent center end allows much easier placement on the pin. Also eases removal while still keeping your pins secure.
picture misrepresented pins
The circular pins do not have the offset section shown in the picture and are therefore impossible to use without opening them with a knife or similar tool.