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UHMW Polyethylene - Hardware
UHMW polyethylene is the material you find in most factory-made jigs. The letters stand for “ultra-high molecular weight”, a type of plastic that is dense, tough, rigid, impervious to moisture and, most important, has a very low coefficient of friction. Jig bases made from it slide easily on machine tables.

We offer it in a range of sizes so that you can use it for making fences, jigsaw sub-tables, etc., as well as jig bases.

One of the most useful strips is the 3/4" x 3/8" x 48", sized to fit in table slots. The width is cut to close tolerances so that it fits well in a 3/4" slot and completely avoids the annoying galling that you get with many slot runners. It machines much like wood. It can be drilled, tapped, routed or cut with a saw blade. It even makes good bearings for low rpm use.

Made in USA.

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A.  3/8" UHMW, 3/4" x 24"
 46J90.15    
  $6.60   $5.60 Add to cart
3/8" UHMW - 3/4" x 48"
 46J90.16    
  $12.50   $10.65 Add to cart
B.  1/4" UHMW - 4" x 24"
 46J90.10    
  $11.90   $10.10 Add to cart
3/8" UHMW - 4" x 24"
 46J90.11    
  $16.50   $14.00 Add to cart
1/2" UHMW - 4" x 24"
 46J90.12    
  $24.50   $20.80 Add to cart
3/4" UHMW - 4" x 24"
 46J90.14    
  $26.50   $22.50 Add to cart

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