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. 237-552
BrandRS PRO
£33.51
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Revolving Yes 125mm 12mm 18mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 237-328
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£34.09
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None Yes 200mm 14mm 24mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-366
BrandRS PRO
£39.11
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None Yes 250mm 17mm 28mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-542
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£19.58
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None Yes 125mm 11mm 18mm Yes Steel - Black
RS Stock No. 237-536
BrandRS PRO
£38.62
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Revolving Yes 140mm 14mm 19mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 237-520
BrandRS PRO
£58.23
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Revolving Yes 200mm 18mm 24mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 237-558
BrandRS PRO
£43.63
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Revolving Yes 160mm 14mm 20mm Yes Die Cast Aluminium - -
RS Stock No. 170-727
BrandRS PRO
£7.45
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None Yes 80mm 8mm 17mm Yes Polymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 702-7853
BrandRS PRO
£44.37
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Fold Away Revolving No 200mm 8mm - Yes Thermoplastic Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-255
BrandRS PRO
£109.26
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None Yes 200mm 14mm 24mm Yes Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 702-7866
BrandRS PRO
£24.26
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Fold Away Revolving No 100mm 5mm - Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 237-372
BrandRS PRO
£131.10
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None Yes 250mm 17mm 28mm Yes Stainless Steel - -
RS Stock No. 702-7841
BrandRS PRO
£32.55
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Fold Away Revolving No 150mm 8mm - Yes Thermoplastic Steel Black
RS Stock No. 702-7847
BrandRS PRO
£27.00
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Fold Away Revolving No 125mm 5mm - Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 702-7857
BrandRS PRO
£21.79
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Fold Away Revolving No 80mm 5mm 31mm Yes Nylon Steel Black
RS Stock No. 702-7850
BrandRS PRO
£41.44
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Fold Away Revolving No 175mm 8mm - Yes Thermoplastic Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1983
BrandRS PRO
£18.29
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None Yes 200mm 10mm 34mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1973
BrandRS PRO
£7.83
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None Yes 100mm 12mm 17mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-1984
BrandRS PRO
£18.29
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None Yes 200mm 16mm 34mm Yes Glass-Fibre Reinforced Technopolymer Steel Black
RS Stock No. 161-2022
BrandRS PRO
£23.52
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None Yes 160mm 32mm 21mm Yes - Steel Black
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