I need some clips that fit on the ends of rods that look like: clips

Do they have a more common name than 'omega clips'? I can't find much if I search for that name.

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    They are a bit odd, so not surprising you find limited results. C or E clips are far more common in my experience for this job, particularly if the rod has a groove in it. Or cotter pins that involve a hole though the rod.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jun 1 at 12:16
  • spring clip ... mscdirect.com/industrialtools/spring-clip.html
    – Mazura
    Jun 2 at 0:38
  • It's kinda like an E clip but they're made from pressed sheet metal, not wire. So that's not correct.
    – Criggie
    Jun 2 at 12:00

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Omega clips is pretty much what they are called and googling it came up with this. https://www.bresco.com/acatalog/Omega-Clips.html

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Ultimately, they are Cotter pins in the US. A true cotter pin is straight, though, so they are often put in the subset of Hairpin Cotter pins or just Hairpin.

I see that Home Depot also calls them Hitch pins.

  • (zinc-plated) spring steel hairpin clip
    – Mazura
    Jun 2 at 0:40

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