External Circlips: The most common form of axially fitted circlips for shafts with grooves. The circlip has a large free diameter and gap width, consequently it fits more tightly into the groove and provides higher and more uniform thrust load capacity. Lugs with holes are provided for rapid fitting or removal with circlip pliers. Standard material: Carbon Spring Steel - Standard Finish: Phosphate and Oil Benefits: Cost effective replacement, durable, removable. Note: Please be aware that these circlips can feature a slightly altered design than pictured. This is to reinforce the strength of the circlip when used in smaller applications. If you require a specific design then please contact us for availability.