I think this might be worth its own thread...
Eric, elsethread you said "I sell UHMW and have cut it for more than 10
Please consider yourself invited to toot your horn - a lot of
woodworkers find ourselves in need of this stuff from time to time. Are
you (or do you want to be) a small-quantity source?
I have UHMW sheet from time to time at my online store;
Not much right now - I just recently moved the store from ebay Canada
to the main site and I haven't got everything up and running yet.
Most of what we have is UHMW blocks and Rod stock.
I do have Delrin in the store and I'm adding more over the next week
or so. I consider Delrin superior to UHMW because it's more stable
dimensionally and it acts like it's more slippery than UHMW despite
the fact that the specs say it's not.
I also make the UHMW assortments that you'll see in Woodcraft and Lee
The coloured UHMW is no longer available ( the supplier disappeared on
us), but what's in the bags is the best deal on UHMW you'll likely
find. There are assortments of long pieces as well - Woodcraft has an
SKU for them, but you'll have to go to Lee Valley's store to find them
because they won't ship them.
I have also made a Help center for UHMW - how to cut it, drill it,
rout it, etc - you can always email me through that;
AKA UHMWPE - Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene
It's a dense, soft, non-porous, high-lubricity plastic favored for use
in fences, sliding parts, and jigs.
There're photos of UHMW used for shop-built vacuum clamp bodiess at
and for non-marring clamp pads to which glue doesn't stick at
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