Fasteners and fixings such as spring or terry clips are available in multiple shapes, specifications, sizes and diameters (typically measured in mm) suitable for different uses. Here are some of the main varieties:
Flat Spring Clips
Flat terry clips lack the distinctive U-shape of regular clips and are used to secure thin components, card and paper.
Small Metal Spring Clips
Uses for small metal terry clips include attaching cards to lanyards, and badge reel attachments for securing ID cards and security passes to clothing.
Wire Spring Clips
Wire terry clips have many uses, including distributing pressure along hosing and clamping the glass panes of greenhouses.
Circular Spring Clips
Circular type clips have a fully round design and are often used as hooks - for example, in keyrings.
Round Metal Spring Clips
These clips feature one of the most familiar designs. They are the inverted T-shapes found on clipboards that are used to clasp paper in place.
U-Shaped Metal Spring Clips
U-shaped terry clips are primarily used for the assembly of furniture springs and specialist components such as glass panels and flanges. The latter connect pipes and valves.
Spring Button Clips
Spring button clips are used to arrest the two-part sliding tube components used for some engineering tasks. They feature a button in the inner tube which clicks into a hole in the outer tube, locking the tube into place.
Command Spring Clips
These are small and light but provide strong adhesion. They are ideal for hanging notices, pictures, bags, jackets, keys, clocks, clipboards and similar items to walls.
Heavy-Duty Terry Clips
Uses for heavy-duty terry clips include securely attaching heavy items such as hammers, chisels and rakes to walls and boards. They are primarily used for their durability.