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    those little things that hold a wheel on an axle. I have my wifes vacuum cleaner tore apart, and the wheels were held on with the little round things made out of spring steel that just drive on with a mallet. It is not a snap ring that is open on one side, but a complete cirle that sort of bites into the axle. It is almost impossible to get them off without breaking them, and now I need two new ones. But, I have no idea what to ask for.
    Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)

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    Look in www.mcmaster.com for "push retainers for unthreaded shafts."
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    Hello. Push nuts, available Home Depot, Lowe's, harware stores, etc.
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    Tinnerman nuts. They come in many different styles.
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    Around here, we call those push nuts. They are quite common and any hardware or auto parts store should have them.

    This is one style of push nut:
    http://indexfasteners.com/product/pa...lt/pushnut.htm

    And this is a tinnermans nut:
    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo.../tinnerman.php

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    Tinnerman is a brand name as is Palnut. It covers a range of fasteners.

    http://www.boltproducts.com/tinnerma...receivers.html
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    I know.
    We also call facial tissues ‘Kleenex’. At my hardware store the bin will be labeled push nuts, the tinnermans bin will yield you a sheet metal speed nut.

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    I hate the darned things and replace them will setscrew collars wherever possible.



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    Drill a hole in the axle and do the washer and hitch pin easy on easy off.

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