Taper Washers

Do you need high quality tapered washers for your professional or DIY projects? Only want an excellent product provided by experienced fastener suppliers? Let GSS Fasteners help! Our team has been providing a huge range of fasteners to our customers for many years now, from nuts to washers designed to the industry standard.

Taper washers can either be square or half round in shape. They are intended to be used on channel sections, below nuts that have tapered flanges, in order to make it possible for the bolt assembly to fit square once it has been tightened.

What Are Stainless Steel Taper Washers?

Taper Washers, which are also known as D Washers, got their name from the ‘D’ form that was made by the tapered flanges of the washer, which either had a flat edge on its inner diameter, its outer diameter, or a combination of the two. This gave the washer its name.

They have a bearing surface that is flat and are inserted below the head of a nut or a bolt to help disperse stresses and prevent spinning while the application is being done.

Where Are Taper Washers Used?

Taper Washers may be found in a variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, the maritime industry, the medical industry, and many more. They are often utilised in locations where the availability of space prevents the use of a flat or round washer.

High Quality at an Affordable Price

Here at GSS Fasteners, we pride ourselves on the excellent product we provide, and we ensure our prices are fair and reasonable, making our tapered washers generally accessible to both industry professionals, and DIYers. Ensuring our customers are happy with our products is our top priority, which is why our tapered washers come in a variety of finishes and sizes, to be used in any application.

If you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of our team, we’re here to help. Contact us now for a quote and to enquire about minimum order quantity! Find out today why our customers choose us, and offer their many thanks for the high quality fastener options we have to offer!


Reviews From Our Customers

Kevin Halligan
Reliable Company

I don’t normally leave a review, but GSS Fasteners has been a Godsend! I was able to order a number of taper washers for my project and had a choice of colour options to best suit my requirements. They were delivered quickly and the whole process couldn’t have been easier.

John Grosman
Great Recommendations

I got in touch with GSS Fasteners to look for a solution to an issue I ran into while on site. They recommended I use taper washers to address the problem and it was fixed in no time! The washers they supplied are great quality and easy to apply, and I won’t go anywhere else for my fasteners in the future.

David Parks
Just the Parts I Needed

GSS Fasteners were great in supplying the taper washers I needed, each item was well-made and clearly designed to last for a long time. The craftsmanship and service are the main reasons I will be using this great company again!

Taper Washer Sizes

These washers are sized using an M measurement system that is standard for a range of different fastener options. These measurements account for the width and length of the taper washers within a pack as well as the internal diameter to ensure they correctly fit and post or bolts. Our team is on hand to talk you through our sizing options when you choose to buy your taper washers from us!

It’s important that your washers are suitable for the project in order to get the most out of them and to ensure they are used efficiently and effectively. We have a variety of taper washers available, so make sure you choose our team and make us your first choice for high quality washers created to industry standard!

For more information, contact our team today!

Whether you’re looking to buy outright, or you simply would like a quote from our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch today! No matter your question, we’re confident we’ll have the answer to make sure you get the taper washer you need!

Looking for something else? We also provide a range of other fastener products, including pal nuts, shear nuts, square plate washers, square head coachscrews, and structural nuts that are ideal for industry use, and at home DIY projects. Looking for something specific? We also do a range of special orders!


Frequently Asked Questions

What are taper washers?

Taper washers, also known as conical washers, are special types of washers that have a gradually increasing thickness from one end to the other. They are designed to create a secure and tight fit between components in applications where regular flat washers may not be suitable.

What is the purpose of taper washers?

Taper washers are primarily used to provide a reliable bearing surface and prevent loosening or slippage of fasteners, such as bolts or screws, under heavy loads or vibrations. Their conical shape allows them to compensate for angular misalignments, fill gaps, and maintain tension in the joint.

How do taper washers work?

When a taper washer is placed between a fastener and a surface, the taper gradually increases the compression force as the fastener is tightened. This creates a clamping effect, distributing the load more evenly and reducing the risk of loosening due to movement or vibrations.

What materials are taper washers made from?

Taper washers can be manufactured from various materials, including steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, and nylon. The choice of material depends on the specific application requirements, such as load capacity, corrosion resistance, and environmental conditions.

What are the different types of taper washers?

Taper washers come in different configurations to accommodate various applications. Some common types include plain taper washers, hardened taper washers, Belleville washers (also known as disc springs), and special-purpose taper washers designed for specific industries or machinery.