Hand Wheels

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

What are hand wheels 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. Handwheels are ideal for quick adjustments to heavy duty industrial machinery, especially where heavy torque is required. This makes them perfect for industrial use in a range of applications, allowing for safe operation of machinery by hand.

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.

Hand wheel 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

Hand wheel 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. 237-255
BrandRS PRO
$254.35
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None Yes 200mm 14mm 24mm Yes Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 237-366
BrandRS PRO
$91.05
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None Yes 250mm 17mm 28mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-520
BrandRS PRO
$135.54
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Revolving Yes 200mm 18mm 24mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 170-761
Mfr. Part No.78421
BrandElesa
$27.59
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Revolving Yes 80mm 8mm 17mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-558
BrandRS PRO
$100.76
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Revolving Yes 160mm 14mm 20mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 237-328
BrandRS PRO
$79.36
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None Yes 200mm 14mm 24mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 170-648
Mfr. Part No.34598-C9
BrandElesa
$35.69
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Revolving - 60mm 8mm 22mm Yes Technopolymer Brass Black
RS Stock No. 170-777
Mfr. Part No.78521
BrandElesa
$39.73
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Revolving Yes 99mm 10mm 17mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-536
BrandRS PRO
$89.91
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Revolving Yes 140mm 14mm 19mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 170-727
BrandRS PRO
$16.52
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None Yes 80mm 8mm 17mm Yes Polymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 170-783
Mfr. Part No.78621
BrandElesa
$32.73
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Revolving Yes 124mm 12mm 22mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-372
BrandRS PRO
$282.69
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None Yes 250mm 17mm 28mm Yes Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 170-799
Mfr. Part No.78721
BrandElesa
$47.35
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Revolving Yes 160mm 14mm 27mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-542
BrandRS PRO
$45.59
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None Yes 125mm 11mm 18mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-552
BrandRS PRO
$77.40
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Revolving Yes 125mm 12mm 18mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 170-632
Mfr. Part No.34498-C9
BrandElesa
$32.64
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Revolving - 50mm 6mm 19mm Yes Technopolymer Brass Black
RS Stock No. 170-733
Mfr. Part No.78511
BrandElesa
$19.75
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None Yes 99mm 10mm 17mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 170-626
Mfr. Part No.34398-C9
BrandElesa
$27.56
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Revolving - 40mm 6mm 15mm Yes Technopolymer Brass Black
RS Stock No. 170-749
Mfr. Part No.78611
BrandElesa
$24.04
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None Yes 124mm 12mm 22mm Yes Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 418-1759
Mfr. Part No.90915
$71.00
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Revolving Yes 100mm 12mm 17mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - Black