As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade.Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
1.) Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
2.) Measure your space by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. (If your space measures 7 inches plus 8 tick marks, that is 8/16 à 1/2. Your space is 7-1/2" on one side.)
3.) Another example: If your space is 7 inches and 9 marks past that, your material should be 7-9/16".
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
UHMW tubes are available in10-foot lengths, which is too long to ship via UPS. Tubes exceeding 8 feet are typically cut in half, but custom cut sizes are also available by request.
UHMW polyethylene is an outstanding choice in material when you need a relatively low cost abrasion, impact, and chemical resistant material. UHMW is used in extreme wear situations such as hopper liners, conveyor systems, marine fender pads, and sand and gravel movement. UHMW is not UV stabilized and will have a shortened life if used outdoors.
NOTE: All tubes come sufficiently oversize on the outside-diameter dimensions and undersized on the inside diameter dimensions to allow for requested machining.
• Meets USDA and FDA 3-A dairy guidelines
• No cold embrittlement, works from -155ºF to + 200ºF
• Impervious to marine borers and barnacle resistant
• Extremely high abrasion resistance
• Outstanding impact strength, even at low temperatures
• Extremely low coefficient of friction
• Easily machined with common woodworking tools
• Great chemical resistance
Typical applications include gears, springs, plates, bushings and
housings. The Food and Drug Administration has approved
virgin UHMW for use in the food industry. Reprocessed UHMW is not approved for food contact.