Parallel Bars are pairs of very accurate spacers of known height. The tops and bottoms of these 1018 steel spacers are accurately ground and come in a variety of heights. Parallels are typically used to raise a part a known distance while keeping it parallel to the table surface during machining. The pieces in this set are 2-1/2″ long and 1/16″ thick. The set includes five pairs of precision ground steel bars in heights of:
Unlike the imported parallels we used to sell, these parallels are now made in house by Sherline. We cut 1/16″ thick, 1018 sheet steel to size using our waterjet cutter and then grind the pairs to the exact height. The finished, ground parts are then sent out for a black oxide finish to keep them from rusting. This set incorporates the quality and accuracy you expect from parts made with pride in our own factory.