Hobby & Engineering Supplies - an MBA company

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Shafting Ground Hobby Steel Categories


Hobby Shafting


Shafting - Ground - Hobby - Steel
Shafting - Ground - Hobby - Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

Silversteel shafting for hobbies. Not suitable for precision bearings.

Suitable for use with plastic gears, bushes, couplings etc. Not recommended for use with precision steel or stainless steel bearings. Some sizes have special features such as serrations or small barbs (noted in description). Unground ends. Ideal for axles in robotic applications and educational projects.

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Tube and Tubing


Tube - Round - Stainless Steel
Tube - Round - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Tube - Round

Hollow round tubing for general hobby applications.

For general hobby applications. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Engineering and Hobby Rod


Rod - Round - Stainless Steel
Rod - Round - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Shafting General Purpose


Shafting - Unground - Silver Steel
Shafting - Unground - Silver Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

Unhardened silversteel shafting for general purposes. Not suitable for precision bearings until machined to correct tolerances and hardened.

See also drill rod. Drill Rod.

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Strip


Strip - Soft Metal Packs
Strip - Soft Metal Packs


For general hobby applications. This brass strip is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Brass.

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Engineering and Hobby Rod


Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This rod is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Tube and Tubing


Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This tube is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Shafting General Purpose


Shafting - Carbon Steel - Keyed
Shafting - Carbon Steel - Keyed

Also see combined categories:
All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

Keyways are cut full length of each bar. Low carbon steel C1018. Good case hardening properties.

Diameter Tolerance +0.00/-0.051. Keyway Depth Tolerance +0.41/-0.00. Keyway Width Tolerance +0.05/-0.00. Unhardened carbon steel. Special order may be available for stainless steel, other diameters, other lengths. Please ask.


Engineering and Hobby Rod


Rod - Round - Aluminium
Rod - Round - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Brass
Rod - Round - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Tube and Tubing


Tube - Round - Aluminium
Tube - Round - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Tube - Round

Hollow round tubing for general hobby applications.

For general hobby applications. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground. Many sizes fit neatly into larger sizes to allow for telescoping size applications. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries.

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Tube - Round - Brass
Tube - Round - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Tube - Round

Hollow round tubing for general hobby applications.

For general hobby applications. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground. Many sizes fit neatly into larger sizes to allow for telescoping size applications. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries.

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Tube - Round - Copper
Tube - Round - Copper

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Tube - Round

Hollow round tubing for general hobby applications.

For general hobby applications. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground. Many sizes fit neatly into larger sizes to allow for telescoping size applications. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries.

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Springs - Compression - Stainless Steel
Springs - Compression - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Compression Springs

This category includes short and long lengths

Standard springs may or may not be supplied with ends ground flush. If the end type is important to your application please contact us for more information or a special quote.

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Universal Joints - Double Joint - Hobby
Universal Joints - Double Joint - Hobby

Also see combined categories:
All Universal Joints
All Double Joint Universals

C45 Carbon Steel. Maximum operating angle 60 degree. Slow speed only.



Universal Joints - Single Joint - Hobby
Universal Joints - Single Joint - Hobby

Also see combined categories:
All Universal Joints
All Single Joint Universals

C45 Carbon Steel. Maximum operating angle 30 degree. Slow speed only.



Assortment Kits - Various
Assortment Kits - Various


Springs - O-Rings - Shafting - Circlips - Gears - Chain - Machine Keys - Nuts - Bolts - Shim - Screws - Washers - Roll Pins - Woodruff Keys - Cotter Pins - E-Clips - Fuses - Grease Nipples - Hitch Pins - Clevis Pins



Bungs and Caps - Reversible - Round
Bungs and Caps - Reversible - Round


Tapered plastic bungs fit inside round tube or over the outside ends of rod, tube or shafting.

Can be used on threaded or unthreaded parts. Used as tuning bungs or rod tips. Helps prevent damage to the product ends. Helps prevent injury from sharp edges.

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Inserts - Thread Repair - Recoil Starter Sets
Inserts - Thread Repair - Recoil Starter Sets

Also see combined categories:
All Recoil Inserts and Kits

Recoil inserts are screwed directly into an enlarged tapped hole. A tap and installation tool is included with these kits.

Stainless inserts. Contents: Ground intermediate (2nd) tap. Inserts. Installation/tang break off tool. Full instructions. Manufactured to BS 4377 BS 3049 parts 1 & 2. Recoil helically-wound thread inserts are formed from 18-8 (Type 304) Stainless Steel. The wire in most sizes has a tensile strength of greater than 200,000 P.S.I. and a finish better than 32 micro inches.


Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP
Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP


A small selection of popular 48DP Plastic/ Metal Pinion and Spur gears

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a 48DP spur gear, divide multiply the no of teeth by 0.52917.

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Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass
Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Rigid Couplings

A selection of inexpensive brass couplings for shaft sizes from 2 to 5 mm.


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Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter
Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter

Also see combined categories:
All Basic Gearmotors

Small light weight geared motors used in toys and small solar applications

NOTE! These do not have a standard output shaft. The output is a plastic crossed block (see diagram) which is designed to be fitted to a fabricated coupling in O.E.M applications. However, the plastic block would be suitable for drilling and attaching objects with wire for rotating mobile type applications.


Screws - Pan Head - Steel - Philips
Screws - Pan Head - Steel - Philips

Also see combined categories:
All Machine Screws

Metal Thread Screws UNC - UNF - METRIC

Nuts sold seperately - See Nuts.

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Servo Motor - Hobby - General
Servo Motor - Hobby - General

Also see combined categories:
All Hobby Servo Motors

For cars, planes, boats and helicopters. JR, Spektrum, Futaba and Hitec

Gear Strength: Using nylon as a base, Karbonite gears are 4x the strength, Metal gears 16x and Titanium Alloy 48x.

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Balls - Stainless Steel - 316 Grade
Balls - Stainless Steel - 316 Grade

Also see combined categories:
All Metallic Balls

A4 Grade. Very low magnetic permeability. Resistant to severe corrosive conditions. Excellent welding and brazing qualities.

Tolerances available on request. Grade 100. Hardness: Rockwell C: 25-39. Specific Gravity: 7.972. Low magnetic permeability. Resistant to severe corrosive conditions. Excellent welding and brazing qualities. Note! Increase in magnetic permeability may occur due to the grinding process and can be releived by heating to over 1000 oC.

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Balls - Stainless Steel - 440C Grade
Balls - Stainless Steel - 440C Grade

Also see combined categories:
All Metallic Balls

Hardness: Rockwell C: 55-60.

Tolerances available on request. AISI440C Stainless Steel.

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Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Steel
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Use with plastics, light metal alloys or hard wood. Made from steel with zinc chromate finish.

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Hobby - Nut Packs
Hobby - Nut Packs


Hobby Nut Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4


A small selection of popular Module 0.4 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.4 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 8mm. A module 0.4 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 4mm.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5


A small selection of popular Module 0.5 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.5 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 10mm. A module 0.5 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 5mm.

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Hobby - Screw and Nut Combo Packs
Hobby - Screw and Nut Combo Packs


Selection of Screw and Nut Combos. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby - Screw Packs
Hobby - Screw Packs


Hobby Screw Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby - Washer Packs
Hobby - Washer Packs


Hobby Washer Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Washers - Flat - Mild Steel
Washers - Flat - Mild Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Non Precision Flat Washers - Metallic
All Flat Washers and Spacers - Metallic

Flat washers. Includes fender washers. Zinc plated and unplated listings.

In most cases the actual washer size will be larger than the nominal ID and smaller than the nominal OD.

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Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Stainless Steel
Inserts - Self Tapping - For Plastics - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Self Tapping Inserts

Threaded inserts are screwed into preformed or predrilled holes and cut own threads into the wall of permanent installations.

Provides a strong wear and vibration resistant thread. Use of installation tool recommended. Low volumes can be installed by winding in with a bolt through the threaded centre. Large volumes can be installed with hand installation tools (Sold Seperately). Hole sizes are reference only. Can variey on batchs. Optimum hole size is to be determinded through experimentation. A 60o countersink is required for flush mounting. Use with plastics, light metal alloys or hard wood. Standard made from 303 stainless steel. Quantity orders can also be supplied in Brass or 316 Stainless.

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Washers - Flat - Stainless Steel 304 - Commercial
Washers - Flat - Stainless Steel 304 - Commercial

Also see combined categories:
All Non Precision Flat Washers - Metallic
All Flat Washers and Spacers - Metallic

Flat washers.

Dimensions are nominal. Please note! Tolerances for commercial grade washers are much larger than for precision washers.

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Rollers - Steel
Rollers - Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Rollers

Hardened Steel Rollers as used in Cylindrical and Needle Roller Bearings

Hardened Steel Rollers as used in Cylindrical and Needle Roller Bearings.

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Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft
Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Reinforced Tape, Masking Tape, Micro Gear Nose, Gear Mech Retracts, Retractable Wing Tailwheels, gas struts



Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips
Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips


Large and small body clips. Fluoro or standard. Plastic coated or anodised. Range of colours. Bent and straight.

See also large selection of clips in R-Clips.


Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy
Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Fail safes, aerials, heat sinks, body clips, tune pipe, clutch bell, bump start, engine break stand, engine fans, antenna tubes and tire warmers.

Includes Kyosho pull starts.


Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter
Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Training Gear, Polished Tuned Muffler, Heli Pitch, Foam Stand



Motors - Hobby - Brushed Packages


Brushed RC Motor and ESC Packages



Wheels - Hobby - General
Wheels - Hobby - General

Also see combined categories:
All Wheels

Includes wheels for robots and general hobby applications

Also see tracks for Robotic applications.

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Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Front - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Front - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Rear - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Rear - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car and Buggy 1-8 - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car and Buggy 1-8 - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Monster Truck 1-10 - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Monster Truck 1-10 - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Drift
Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Drift

Also see combined categories:
All Tyres



Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Monster Truck
Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Monster Truck

Also see combined categories:
All Tyres



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Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6253 products in 418 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.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6253 products in 418 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.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.