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What is an internal circlip?

An internal circlip is a snap ring. This product is used to fix components in translation in bores. It is a semi-flexible metal ring with an open end. These products make it possible to fix while avoiding screwing, threading and tapping. They are generally made of spring steel and used in mechanical constructions, automobile constructions, industrial machinery, gears, etc.

How to install a circlip?

An internal circlip is positioned in a bore. The internal circlip, at rest, is open. To install it will be necessary to use snap ring pliers to close/tighten the ends and position it in place in the desired bore.

There are specific pliers for internal circlips. The "ZGJ" models are the pliers recommended for this type of product. You can find this range of products in the tools category of our site. The choice of collet will also depend on the diameter of your bore, so we advise you to contact our customer service experts who will be happy to advise you.

How to measure an internal circlip?

When shopping for circlips, it is important that you know that it is not the size of the product that is needed but the size of the assembly. Indeed, for an internal circlip, you will have to take the dimension of the bore. So that you can identify the reference of the circlips you need, it is therefore essential to know this dimension. For example, if your bore is 25mm, the item number will be CIRCLIP-INT-25.

Find your internal circlips on 123Bearing

We offer a selection of circlips and accessories with different models to suit all your needs. If you would like additional information, our team of experts is at your disposal. We are present, both for individuals and for professionals, to help you find the most suitable circlips for your application. Our considerable stock allows us to be able to offer items in large quantities and at competitive prices. When you have an urgent deadline, express delivery allows you to receive the products quickly. So go ahead and trust 123Bearing for all your orders of circlips and other parts. Know that the satisfaction of our customers is our priority.