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Tapered section retaining rings make uniform contact when installed into a groove, and maintain a gap between the lugs. Axially assembled tapered rings install externally into a groove on a shaft or internally into the groove on a bore. These rings include lug holes for easy installation and removal. Tapered retaining rings also accommodate higher thrust loads and provide more of a shoulder with which to retain a component than do constant section or spiral rings. Radially assembled tapered rings, or radial rings, install externally into a groove on a shaft and accommodate lower thrust loads than axial rings.

Radial rings do not have lug holes, but install easily using retaining ring applicators. Radial rings provide protruding shoulders to effectively retain assemblies and are more economical than axially assembled external tapered section rings.
Self-locking tapered section retaining rings can be installed on a shaft or in a bore without a groove. This allows users to save on machining time and cost. Self-locking tapered rings accommodate low thrust loadings and are effective and economical on small applications. Once installed, self-locking rings cam be difficult to remove.