Hand Wheels

A handwheel is a manually operated circular metal or plastic wheel with a pre-drilled hub in the centre. This enables the handwheel to be mounted onto a shaft or spindle. Handwheels can be solid or spoked. Handwheels also come with the option of a fixed, revolving or foldaway handle for ease of use

What are handwheels used for?

Handwheels are typically used to position and adjust machines and valves in factories, mills and workshops. They can also be used to control access to compartments.

Types of Hand Wheel

Machine handwheels come in a range of different styles to suit every application. Handwheels are used for both heavy-duty and light-duty applications. they include

  • Spoked handwheels
  • Solid handwheels
  • Dished handwheels

Types of Handle

Handwheels are available with or without a handle. Handles can be stationary (fixed), revolving or fold-down. Handles give the user a better grip and provide more control when operating the device.

Handwheel Materials

Handwheels are made from a range of different metals and plastics. The material of the handwheel would depend on the application or environment it is to be used in. They include

  • Aluminium handwheel and Die-Cast aluminium handwheels
  • Steel and Stainless Steel handwheels
  • Plastic handwheels which include polymers, nylon and thermoplastics

Handwheel Applications

Handwheels are utilised in a wide range of applications, some of the most common environments are; 

  • Valve adjustment
  • Lathes – Wood and metalworking
  • Sewing machines – Adjustment and control of threads
  • Printing – Adjustment and regulation of paper feeds
  • Marine – Compartment doors and cupboards

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Description Price Handle Spoked Wheel Diameter Mounting Hole Diameter Mounting Hole Depth Drilled Hub Wheel Material Insert Material Colour
RS Stock No. 237-366
BrandRS PRO
MYR260.86
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None Yes 250mm 17mm 28mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-328
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MYR187.38
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None Yes 200mm 14mm 24mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 702-7866
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MYR161.82
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Fold Away Revolving No 100mm 5mm - Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-536
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MYR257.62
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Revolving Yes 140mm 14mm 19mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 702-7857
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MYR145.32
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Fold Away Revolving No 80mm 5mm 31mm Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-542
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MYR130.63
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None Yes 125mm 11mm 18mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 702-7841
BrandRS PRO
MYR188.53
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Fold Away Revolving No 150mm 8mm - Yes Thermoplastic Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-520
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MYR388.39
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Revolving Yes 200mm 18mm 24mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 161-2034
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MYR188.16
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None - 160mm 40mm 20mm Yes Phenoplast Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2028
BrandRS PRO
MYR177.79
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Revolving Yes 140mm 28mm 17mm - Phenoplast, Vegetal Fibre Reinforced Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1998
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MYR163.84
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Revolving Yes 200mm 10mm 34mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2003
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MYR149.90
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Fold Down Yes 100mm 10mm 17mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1986
BrandRS PRO
MYR69.66
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Revolving Yes 80mm 8mm 17mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2033
BrandRS PRO
MYR122.01
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None - 120mm 28mm 14mm Yes Phenoplast Steel Black
RS Stock No. 702-7847
BrandRS PRO
MYR178.48
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Fold Away Revolving No 125mm 5mm - Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2018
BrandRS PRO
MYR118.44
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None Yes 100mm 24mm 17mm - Phenoplast, Vegetal Fibre Reinforced Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1976
BrandRS PRO
MYR62.65
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None Yes 126mm 14mm 22mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2017
BrandRS PRO
MYR226.63
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Fold Down Yes 200mm 20mm 34mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2004
BrandRS PRO
MYR149.90
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Fold Down Yes 100mm 12mm 17mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-558
BrandRS PRO
MYR291.19
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Revolving Yes 160mm 14mm 20mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -