Covid-19 Update!! Current supply status.
Trading by online order and email. Allow a few extra days for all deliveries and pre-orders due to quarantine precautions. Most of our distributors are open and able to contact us using the distributor phone line.
If legislation requires us to cease trading our emegency contacts will be available to those who might need them. Hospitals, medical and bio research teams please email us if you need emergency contacts for equipment spare parts.
6 - Skate - Hobby
Skate Bearings - Question 6
What is a "Full Contact Metal Shield"?
Not possible. "Full Contact" is a term usually applied to Rubber Seals not Shields. It means that the seal is in Contact with the Inner Ring of the bearing to give better protection. See our Closures Section. By its very nature, rubber can "Contact" something and still allow movement. If you were to have a "Full Contact Metal Shield", then depending on how tightly the shield contacted the inner ring you would either have a bearing that does not turn or one that makes a high pitched noise (metal on metal) and has excessive heat build up through friction.
You can purchase online at Hobby and Engineering Supplies.
For a huge range of bearings online please visit the Bearing Shop Online website.
The Small Parts and Bearings website has a much larger range of engineering supplies.
For the best range of miniature and small bearings please try the Miniature Bearings Australia website. Miniature Bearings Australia also list a large variety of miniature engineering products.
Extra information for Hobby - Skate
Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)
Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6237 products in 426 categories including low priced hobby bearings, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing, shim - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.
Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.
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