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Tips - For Kite Rods
Tips - For Kite Rods


Plastic tips fit over outside of rods and tubes for kites and other uses.

Joiners and connectors suitable for rod and tubing as well as for kites.


Connectors - Edge - Kite
Connectors - Edge - Kite


Edge connectors for kite rods and tubes. Can be used for other applications requiring an angled join of rod or tubing. Not a precision item.

Joiners and connectors suitable for rod and tubing as well as for kites.


Rod - Round - Glass Fibre
Rod - Round - Glass Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High impact light weight fibreglass for modelling and kites.

Glass fibre rod is more flexible and less brittle than carbon fibre rod.


Bar - H Section - Brass
Bar - H Section - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - H Section (300mm Long Only)



Hexagonal Bar - Brass
Hexagonal Bar - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Saw Cut Ends. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Rectangular Bar - Aluminium
Rectangular Bar - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Rectangular Bar

Thin and thick Aluminum strip and rectangular profiles

Small sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Square Bar - Brass
Square Bar - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Square

Saw Cut Ends. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries. Smaller sizes may not be supplied straight.


Square Bar - Urethane
Square Bar - Urethane

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Bar - Square

Hard urethane rubber compound. Machinable. Length +/- 3.2mm. Length +/- 2 percent.


Hexagonal Bar - 303 Stainless
Hexagonal Bar - 303 Stainless

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Corrosion resistant 303 grade stainless.

Saw Cut Ends. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Hexagonal Bar - Carbon Steel
Hexagonal Bar - Carbon Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Saw Cut Ends. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Drawn
Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Drawn

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Cold rolled and hot drawn hex bar to ASTM B348

Saw Cut Ends.


Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Rolled
Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Rolled

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Cold rolled hex bar to ASTM B348

Saw Cut Ends.


Tool Steel - 496 Oil Hardening - Flat Stock
Tool Steel - 496 Oil Hardening - Flat Stock


General purpose tool steel with good wear resistance, durability and machinability

Dimensionally stable chromium, tungsten and vanadium electric furnace toolsteel can be used for intricate work. Low 787 to 815 oC (1450-1500 F) hardening range makes it easy to harden. Fully spheroidised and annealed for uniform carbide size and easy machining. Each piece is individually wrapped and clearly marked with size, analysis and correct hardness and tempering information. Edge squareness 0.003 mm per mm. Finish is 0.0008mm (0.000032 inch).


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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Rod - Drill Blanks
Rod - Drill Blanks

Also see combined categories:
All Silver Steel Drill Blanks
All Drill Rod

Made of hardened high speed steel.

Useful for turning and boring tools, constructing pins, hinge pins, arbors, pin gauges, dowels, preforating punchs. Can also be ground to make special cutting tools such as mills, spotfaces, angle or radii cutters, etc.


Rod - Drill - General
Rod - Drill - General

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Chrome vanadium alloy with unfinished ends. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight. Heat treating by air, water or oil.

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Rod - Drill - A-2 Air Hardening
Rod - Drill - A-2 Air Hardening

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Air hardening. Maximum abrasion resistance. 65 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - O-1 Oil Hardening
Rod - Drill - O-1 Oil Hardening

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

For general toolroom use. Good non-deforming characteristics. Moderate resistance to abrasion. 90 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - Oil Hardening - 480 Series
Rod - Drill - Oil Hardening - 480 Series

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

General purpose tool steel with good wear resistance, toughness and machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - S-7 Air Hardening
Rod - Drill - S-7 Air Hardening

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Air hardening molybdenum, chromium, shock resisting. High impact strength with moderate wear resistance. 95 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - W-1 Water Hardening
Rod - Drill - W-1 Water Hardening

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

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

High abrasion resistance and high toughness when hardened. 100 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


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.


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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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 - 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.


Socket Set Screws - Diamond Knurled Tip - Carbon Steel
Socket Set Screws - Diamond Knurled Tip - Carbon Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Special Hard Tip Grub Screws
All Diamond Knurled Tip Grub Screws

Grub screws that grip rough shafts.


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Socket Set Screws - Diamond Knurled Tip - Stainless Steel
Socket Set Screws - Diamond Knurled Tip - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Special Hard Tip Grub Screws
All Diamond Knurled Tip Grub Screws

Grub screws that grip rough shafts.


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Rod Ends - Plastic - Female
Rod Ends - Plastic - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends

Thermoplastic Body / L280(R) Polymer Ball. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Plastic - Male
Rod Ends - Plastic - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends

Thermoplastic Body / L280(R) Polymer Ball. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Steel - PTFE Lined - Tight Fit - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - PTFE Lined - Tight Fit - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends
All Steel Female Rod Ends

Imperial and Metric. Tight fit (Minimal ball clearance) / Carbon Steel. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Steel - PTFE Lined - Tight Fit - Male
Rod Ends - Steel - PTFE Lined - Tight Fit - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends
All Steel Male Rod Ends

Imperial and Metric. Tight fit (Minimal ball clearance) / Carbon Steel. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.






Rod Ends - Stainless Steel 303 with 420 Ball - PTFE Lined - Male
Rod Ends - Stainless Steel 303 with 420 Ball - PTFE Lined - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends
All Stainless Steel Male Rod Ends

Tight fit (Minimal ball clearance). Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Stainless Steel 304 with 420 Ball - Bronze Lined - Female
Rod Ends - Stainless Steel 304 with 420 Ball - Bronze Lined - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends
All Stainless Steel Female Rod Ends

Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Stainless Steel - Bronze Lined - Male
Rod Ends - Stainless Steel - Bronze Lined - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends
All Stainless Steel Male Rod Ends

Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request. CFF.SS series are made to DIN 648K and ISO 6126JK.


Rod Ends - Steel - Stamped - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Stamped - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends
All Steel Female Rod Ends

Economy stamped style combines high strength with low cost. Also known as Heim Joints

Made from low carbon steel and plated for corrosion resistance. Ball is case hardened.


Rod Ends - Steel - Bronze Lined - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Bronze Lined - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends
All Steel Female Rod Ends

Imperial and Metric / Carbon Steel. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Steel - Bronze Lined - Male
Rod Ends - Steel - Bronze Lined - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends
All Steel Male Rod Ends

Imperial and Metric / Carbon Steel. Also known as Heim Joints

Dimensions not shown are available on request.


Rod Ends - Steel - Nylon Raceway - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Nylon Raceway - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends
All Steel Female Rod Ends

Also known as Heim Joints



Rod Ends - Steel - Nylon Raceway - Male
Rod Ends - Steel - Nylon Raceway - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends
All Steel Male Rod Ends

Also known as Heim Joints



Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Nylon Seat - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Nylon Seat - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends with Stud

Housing is plated and dichromate treated steel. Ball is case hardened and plated. Stud is permanently affixed and made from heat treated alloy steel, zinc plated.


Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Nylon Seat - Male
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Nylon Seat - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends with Stud

Housing is plated and dichromate treated steel. Ball is case hardened and plated. Stud is permanently affixed and made from heat treated alloy steel, zinc plated.


Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - PTFE Seat - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - PTFE Seat - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends with Stud

Housing is plated and dichromate treated steel. Ball is case hardened and plated. Stud is permanently affixed and made from heat treated alloy steel, zinc plated.


Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - PTFE Seat - Male
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - PTFE Seat - Male

Also see combined categories:
All Male Rod Ends with Stud

Housing is plated and dichromate treated steel. Ball is case hardened and plated. Stud is permanently affixed and made from heat treated alloy steel, zinc plated.


Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Quick Disconnect - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Quick Disconnect - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends with Stud

Joints are strength, quick disconnect assemblies with good wear characteristics. Retaining sleeve insures the assembly can only be put together with the sleeve positively aligned with the ball cavity. When spring is released, alignment is automatic thereby eliminating any possiblity of partial closure. Ball stud and Body are made of low carbon steel. Studs are surface hardened. All Parts are plated and dichromate treated.


Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Swaged Construction - Female
Rod Ends - Steel - Studded - Swaged Construction - Female

Also see combined categories:
All Female Rod Ends with Stud

Designed for heavy duty service, they come with dirt shield to provide protection against contaminants.

Unique assembly swages metal to retain the ball in cavity resulting in increased pull out and wear resistance. Ball studs are surface hardened. Made of low carbon steel, plated and dichromate treated.


Rod - Round - Acetal
Rod - Round - Acetal

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All Plastic Rod

Hard, stiff plastic for machining bushes, gears etc with close tolerances. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.41 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -40 to 120 C. Tensile Strength 60-70 Mpa / Hardness 80 Rockwell M. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre
Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Rod - Round

High impact light weight carbon fibre for modelling.

Pultruded carbon fibre with a smooth epoxy coated finish. Items marked as Low Grade may have tolerance variations up to 0.2mm.


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Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 124370 products in 2774 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - 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.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings 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 Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 124370 products in 2774 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - 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.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings 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 Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.