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Shaft Stock

While it's tough to get excited about a few pieces of shaft stock, these shafts are specifically created to reduce user frustration. Do yourself a favor, buy some of the good stuff.


  • 7075-T6 Aluminum (3/8" & 1/2" Hex)

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum (1/2" Tube)

  • Black anodized

  • 18" or 3' lengths

SKU: shaftstock

Availability: In stock

$6.99
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Description

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Shaft Stock

VEXpro offers several different shaft stock options made from high strength 7075 T6 Aluminum. These shaft lengths are correctly toleranced such that they fit perfectly through bearings and hubs, without extra work; that's right, no more filing down your shafts before you can use them.

While it's tough to get excited about a few pieces of shaft stock, these shafts are specifically created to reduce user frustration. Do yourself a favor, buy some of the good stuff.

  • 7075-T6 Aluminum (3/8" & 1/2" Hex)
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum (1/2" Tube)
  • Black Anodized
  • 18" or 3' lengths
 

ThunderHex Stock & Bearings will revolutionize the ways teams use hex shaft.

ThunderHex Stock & Bearings will revolutionize the ways teams use hex shaft.

ThunderHex Stock works in all applications where 1/2" Hex Shaft will work and also includes rounded corners. These rounded corners allow the shaft to pilot inside a 13.75 mm round (ThunderHex) Bearing instead of a standard 1/2" Hex Bearing. This eliminates some difficult manufacturing tolerances and results in a MUCH smoother end result. Simply put, ThunderHex Bearings are the best way to create smooth-running hex shafts, and ThunderHex Stock helps you accomplish this without a lathe.

Also, since you're essentially putting a round peg in a round hole, no more struggling to align the hex of your shaft with the hex hole of your bearing.

All ThunderHex Stock also includes a subtle but very useful feature: a 0.201" hole through the center. This hole provides a clearance fit for a #10 bolt or can be tapped for 1/4-20 bolts. This means that you no longer need a precision lathe to create custom-length, high-strength standoffs; simply cut the ThunderHex shaft to size and tap it with a 1/4-20 (or 1/4-28) thread.

Tech Specs

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Material Type 3/8" & 1/2" Hex and ThunderHex - 7075-T6 Aluminum
1/2" Tube - 6061-T6 Aluminum
Material Finish Black Anodized
CAD Model Hex Stock

ThunderHex Stock

Tube Axle Stock
Drawing All VEXpro Shaft Stock
ThunderHex Drawings
Weight Hex Stock
  • 3/8" OD x 0.201" ID Hex Stock (18") (217-3310) - 0.22 lb
  • 3/8" OD x 0.201" ID Hex Stock (36") (217-2754) - 0.44 lb
  • 1/2" OD x 0.201" ID Hex Stock (18") (217-3309) - 0.39 lb
  • 1/2" OD x 0.201" ID Hex Stock (36") (217-2753) - 0.79 lb

ThunderHex Stock
  • 3/8" Hex x 0.165" ID ThunderHex Stock (36") (217-5837) - 0.00 lb
  • 1/2" Hex x 0.201" ID ThunderHex Stock (18") (217-4002) - 0.53 lb
  • 1/2" Hex x 0.201" ID ThunderHex Stock (36") (217-4017) - 0.71 lb

Tube Axle Stock
  • 3/8" OD x 0.201" ID Tube Axle Stock (18") (217-5518) - 0.44 lb
  • 3/8" OD x 0.201" ID Tube Axle Stock (36") (217-5519) - 0.53 lb
  • 1/2" OD x 0.201" ID Tube Axle Stock (18") (217-3311) - 0.13 lb
  • 1/2" OD x 0.201" ID Tube Axle Stock (36") (217-2762) - 0.26 b


How To

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Combine 1/2" Hex Stock, ThunderHex Bearings, 1/2" Hex Bearings, and 1/2" Round Bearings to create a multi-step shaft using only simple machining techniques! Reduce shaft retainers or spacers in your design by creatively integrating bearing shoulders into your designs.