There are literally dozens of materials and endless alloys at your disposal when looking to pick up washers or gaskets of any type, but the first choice in so many applications remains the solid brass shim washer or gasket. Undeniably one of the most versatile and accommodating materials on the face of the Earth, it brings a series of properties the likes of which no other material comes close to.
And as far as the range goes here at Stephens Gaskets, rest assured that it you don’t find it here at the right price, you won’t find it anywhere.
Admittedly the costs of a brass shim washer and gasket will always be slightly higher than the cheapest variants on the market, what you take away in quality and long-term reliability is pretty much priceless.
Brass shim washer and gasket from Stephens Gaskets
So, what makes brass shim washers from Stephens Gaskets the best choice of all in millions of engineering applications?
First and foremost, the strength of solid brass is simply unrivalled. When looking to install any hardware that is likely to be used frequently for the long-term, the higher the strength and quality of the material used, the longer it will serve its purpose. This of course does not apply to the brass-plated products sometimes passed off as the real deal by some suppliers – always ensure that it is indeed solid brass that you are investing in.
Another huge benefit is the way in which it is naturally impervious to most common external elements. It will not rust or corrode and cannot be damaged by exposure to water, dust or even modest extremes of heat. With brass, it is all about a one-off installation which then leads on to an incredibly extensive period of maintenance-free service and performance.
And just to round off, there is no disputing the fact that brass also has a timeless beauty and elegance that brings an aesthetic quality to any and all installations it is used in. This might not be the be all and end all in the engineering world admittedly, but it never hurts to keep things looking as neat as possible.
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