over the past few weeks ive been thinking of ordering some fractional plates to help with pressing, since 5 lb jumps arent always possible for me. while picking up some hardware at ACE's, i noticed they had 2" ID Steel washers. I bought 6 of em, and they fit both of my barbells perfectly. i havent put them on a scale yet, but 3 feels about the same as a 2.5 plate, so im guessing around .75 lb each. best part?? only 1.49 each, and i didnt have to buy a bunch of sizes id never use, like 1/4 lb, 1/2 lb, etc.... like in the $50+ sets you see, since i am just looking as a step between 5 lb jumps.