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Shafting from LEE LINEAR® includes 60 Plus®, Ready Shafts, 440C, Pre-Drilled, and Custom shafts. Customers trust LEE LINEAR shafting because it is engineered for accuracy and performance. Our manufacturing experts produce shafting of superior quality utilized in a wide variety of applications.

60 Plus Shafting

60 Plus linear shafting made from high carbon C1060 steel provides the highest machinability of case hardened and ground steel shafting. LEE LINEAR manufactures 60 Plus shafting using proprietary processes with the newest technology in heat treating. Throughout the entire process, care is taken to maintain straightness, roundness, and surface finish.

Product Ranges

  • Shaft Diameter: 1/4–3"
  • Maximum Lengths: 96–148"
  • Hardness: Rockwell 60–65 "C"

Special Orders

  • Custom Machining
  • Hard Chrome Plating as an alternative to stainless steel

Ready Shafts

LEE LINEAR Ready Shafts are available in C1060 and 440C linear shafting, and in diameters from 1/4 to 1-1/2 inch. Ready Shafts offer immediate delivery of a precision linear shaft that is cut to length, chamfered, straightened to within 0.002 inch per foot, a surface finish of 8 to 14 Ra, and packaged in a VCI plastic sleeve to prevent corrosion. Ready Shafts can be shipped the same day an order is received.

Product Ranges

  • Shaft Diameter: 1/4–1-1/2"
  • Metric Shaft Diameter: 8–40 mm
  • Maximum Length: 72"
  • Metric Maximum Length: 1500 mm
  • Hardness: Rockwell 60–65 "C" in 60 Plus Shafting; Rockwell 50 to 55 "C" in 440C Shafting

440C Shafting

440C shafting is chosen by customers for its corrosion resistance, as well as its high quality. LEE LINEAR manufactures 440C Shafting using proprietary processes with the newest technology in heat treating.

Product Ranges

  • Shaft Diameter: 1/4–2"
  • Maximum Lengths: 144–170"
  • Hardness: Rockwell 50–55 "C"

Special Orders

  • Custom Machining
  • Armoloy Plating for Greater Corrosion Resistance

303 Stainless Steel

Lee Linear® 303 stainless steel is precision ground soft stainless and must be used with the Frelon® J plain bearing. Stocked in twelve foot lengths in 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/2" diameters with other sizes available upon request. 303 stainless offers very high corrosion resistance which can be enhanced further by plating. If plated with chrome or Armoloy use the standard Frelon® plain bearing. The 303 stainless is available in cut to length or machined to your special requirements.

Pre-Drilled Shafting

Pre-Drilled shafting from LEE LINEAR is comprised of both 60 Plus and 440C shafting pre-drilled with a standard industrial hole pattern meeting most application requirements. Holes are drilled and tapped to the center of the shaft. When ordering, different first-hole locations may be specified as long as the requested location is not greater than the standard hole spacing. Pre-drilled metric sizes are available in 60 Plus shafting. For longer lengths, pre-drilled shafts can be butt or dowel jointed.

Standard Product Ranges

  • Shaft Diameter: 1/2–3"
  • Maximum Lengths: 132–193" in 60 Plus Shafting; 151" in 440C Stainless Shafting
  • Hardness: Rockwell 60–65 "C" in 60 Plus Shafting; 50–55 "C" in 440C Stainless Shafting

Metric Product Ranges

  • Diameter Tolerances: 12–50 mm
  • Maximum Lengths: 4597–4902 mm
  • Hardness: Rockwell 60–65 "C" in 60 Plus Shafting

Special Orders

  • Longer Lengths

Custom Shafting

Custom Shafting is made with LEE LINEAR's precision machining operations. LEE LINEAR uses 60 Plus or 440C precision linear shafting as the base material. Experienced machinists using specialized machinery enable LEE LINEAR to custom manufacture shafting economically with fast deliveries. From receipt of a drawing to the completion of finished product, LEE LINEAR will make sure your order is manufactured to the required standards in the shortest time.

Available Operations

  • Threading
  • Diameter Reduction
  • Coaxial Holes in End of Shaft
  • Radial Holes to Center of Shaft
  • Radial Holes Drilled and/or Tapped Through Shaft
  • Shafts Joined for Longer Lengths
  • Retaining Ring Groove
  • Keyways
  • Flats
  • Gun/Deep Hole Drilling

Additional Support Options

Toll-Free: 800.221.0811
Phone: 910.363.4080
Fax: 910.363.4554

P.O. Box 10100
Southport, NC 28461