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Assorted Kit Split Pins 300Pce

A split pin is a simple fastener generally made of soft, malleable metal used to lock low torque parts in place. The split pin typically consists of a flat, round or half round pin bent double with a pronounced loop at the closed end.nA split pin, also known in the United States as a cotter pin or cotter key, is a metal fastener with two tines that are bent during installation, like a staple or rivet. Typically made of thick wire with a half-circular cross section, split pins come in multiple sizes and types. The British definition of “cotter pin” is equivalent to U.S. term “cotter”. To avoid confusion, the term split cotter is sometimes used for a split pin. A further use of the term “cotter pin” is the “crank cotter pin” used to lock bicycle pedal cranks to the bottom bracket axle. These are not “split” at all and are wedge shaped.n

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