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Stainless steel hand knob range grows to become UK’s largest

16th April 2021

WDS Components Ltd has expanded its range of stainless steel hand knobs to include hundreds of sizes, enabling the customer to have exactly the size and thread they need without having to compromise. The range includes various styles with up to 93 sizes per individual model of hand knob, including inch-size threads. With the UK’s largest stock, WDS can also offer the most competitive prices.

Hand knobs are designed to tighten by hand without the need for a tool and can be used for a wide range of applications, from door knobs for cabinets to clamps for machinery. 316 stainless steel, often referred to as ‘food grade’ steel, means rust-free use in the most demanding and corrosive environments.

Practically unique in the UK, WDS’ stainless steel hand knobs are assembled in house at the company’s Leeds facility. This means that WDS can rapidly match thread lengths and handles to meet the desired order volume in a very short space of time, with same-day dispatch available. This flexibility also gives the customer the UK’s widest range of choice on stainless steel hand knob sizes and types, which is also the case for the majority of components that WDS supplies. Flexibility also extends to order volumes and the customer can purchase a single unit to multiple thousands, with no upper limit.

With six styles available including tri-knobs, T-knobs, standard four-pointed knobs, wing knobs, mushroom knobs and lobed knobs, each style carries between 29 and 93 sizes each in thread sizes that range between M4 and M12. Inch-size threads are also available in a wide range for North American OEMs and end customers, as well as UK and worldwide businesses that supply into the region. Male and female thread sizes are also available.

WDS’ 316 stainless steel hand knobs are designed for use in food & beverage applications, pharmaceutical production, as well as arduous environments such as the marine sector. As 316 stainless steel includes molybdenum, this makes it particularly resilient to corrosion within chloride environments, and WDS’ hand knobs can be used under regular washdown with caustic cleaning agents as well as saline environments.

Highly durable, WDS’s stainless steel hand knobs are commonly used in industrial applications, but as a result of the appealing designs and highly polished finish, they are also growing in use within commercial and residential settings. In addition to machinery, the hand knobs are ideal for kitchen drawers & handles, bathrooms, boats, doors and cupboards.

As well as having an attractive design, rounded edges improve hygiene and resistance to corrosion. The knobs feature a crevice-free design that prevents build up of bacteria and improves the ease and effectiveness of wash down.

The large stock holding and assembly flexibility also means that WDS can pass on the cost saving to its customers, presenting highly competitive rates for component parts both in the UK and worldwide. In addition to UK supply, WDS also ships to customers around the world. The company also offers extensive design assistance through its Customer Support team, as well as that includes resources including CAD drawings, 3D non-specialist images and full specifications.

WDS Components Ltd – formerly known as WDS Component Parts Ltd – presents its complete range of hand knobs at


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About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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