How to Choose a Revolving Handle

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Are you looking to buy a revolving handle? Revolving handles, of course, are used in turning applications. Once installed, you can turn a revolving handle and engage the machine or equipment to which it’s connected. While they are all used in turning applications, though, not all revolving handles are the same.


Revolving handles are available in different shapes. Some of them are cylindrical or rod shaped, whereas others are bulb or knob shape.

The shape of a revolving handle may affect its ergonomics. Since they require manual turning, you’ll probably want to choose a revolving handle that’s comfortable to grip. If you can’t easily grip it — or if your hand slips while holding it — you may struggle to use the revolving handle.


You can find revolving handles made of different materials. Some of them are made of heavy-duty thermoplastic. Other revolving handles are made of technopolymer or Duraplast.

Most revolving handles still have a metal threaded stud, which is used for installation. Located at the bottom or base, this metal threaded stud typically consists of stainless steel. The handle itself, however, is usually made of a different material, such as thermoplastic, technopolymer or Duraplast.


In addition to the material, you should consider the finish when choosing a revolving handle. Finishing is a manufacturing process that involves refining or improving a product’s exterior. It may be done for aesthetics or for production.

There are revolving handles with a black matte finish. They feature a black-painted handle, which is flat and not glossy. There are also revolving handles with a black oxide finish. Black oxide finishes involve a chemical conversion technique that creates a darker appearance without actually thickening or enlargning the product’s exterior.

Thread Size

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a revolving handle is the thread size. Regardless of the shape, material or finish, most revolving handles feature a built-in threaded rod. You can install a revolving handle by twisting the threaded stud into a threaded hole.

You’ll need to choose a revolving handle with a thread size that matches the threaded hole of the machine or equipment with which you intend to use it. If the thread size is too big or small, you won’t be able to use the revolving handle with that threaded hole.

Pay attention to both thread size and thread length. The thread size represents the outer diameter of the thread’s ridges. The thread length represents the length of the entire threaded stud.

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