Pre-Cut Shims

A pre-cut shim is a thin, tapered component used for filling openings or small gaps between objects and surfaces.

Pre-cut shims are also applied as spacer tools with supporting, adjusting and levelling attributes. They can be made of metal, steel, wood, stone, or plastic.

What are pre-cut shims used for?

Pre-cut shims are applied in a number of industries. In the automotive industry, they are inserted under bucket tappets as a way to increase or decrease clearance spaces between two parts. Precision metal shims are used for welding fixtures in manufacturing and production assembly.

In the timber industry, pre-cut shims or wedges are inserted between larger timbers for alignment improvement. Pre-cut shims are also used on printed circuit boards to protect the CPU (central processing unit) from heat. Pre-cut shims are also effective in securing shaft alignment in rotating machinery, such as in steel mills, refineries, chemical plants and paper mills.

Types of pre-cut shims

Pre-cut shims can differ in shape, size, materials and level of thickness. They are categorised by bolt size, slot size and shim dimensions for ease of reference.


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RS Stock No. 831-882
BrandRS PRO
kr 26,362
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0.5mm 50mm 50mm 13mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 832-009
BrandRS PRO
kr 52,534
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0.5mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7741
BrandRS PRO
kr 37,852
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0.7mm 50mm 50mm 13mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7987
BrandRS PRO
kr 166,533
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2mm 125mm 125mm 45mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7864
BrandRS PRO
kr 59,411
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0.7mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-983
BrandRS PRO
kr 40,41
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0.1mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-898
BrandRS PRO
kr 31,186
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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1mm 50mm 50mm 13mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7814
BrandRS PRO
kr 103,657
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3mm 75mm 75mm 21mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-911
BrandRS PRO
kr 32,334
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0.05mm 75mm 75mm 21mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7791
BrandRS PRO
kr 29,837
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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0.4mm 75mm 75mm 21mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7858
BrandRS PRO
kr 46,341
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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0.4mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-927
BrandRS PRO
kr 35,022
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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0.1mm 75mm 75mm 21mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-905
BrandRS PRO
kr 48,898
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2mm 50mm 50mm 13mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7836
BrandRS PRO
kr 42,031
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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0.2mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7757
BrandRS PRO
kr 69,642
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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3mm 50mm 50mm 13mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7971
BrandRS PRO
kr 131,51
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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1mm 125mm 125mm 45mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 382-7870
BrandRS PRO
kr 162,666
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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3mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-955
BrandRS PRO
kr 52,534
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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1mm 75mm 75mm 21mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 832-021
BrandRS PRO
kr 127,976
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 831-999
BrandRS PRO
kr 41,759
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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0.25mm 100mm 100mm 32mm Stainless Steel
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Plastic shim performs the same function as metal ...
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Plastic shim performs the same function as metal shim, but has additional uses as a seal and as a barrier to prevent corrosion between dissimilar materials. Available in individual sizes (8 sheets per pack)Available in assorted packs. Colour coded.
Designed to help achieve accurate alignment. Shaped to ...
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Designed to help achieve accurate alignment. Shaped to ensure an easy fit in non-corroding metal with no grades or sharp edges. Exact thickness clearly marked on each shim. Individual shim packs contain 10 shims of the same thickness.
PRECISION BRAND Stainless Steel Shim Stock is a ...
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PRECISION BRAND Stainless Steel Shim Stock is a full hard, cold rolled, Type 302Rockwell Hardness:C40-45Meets SAE-30302, AISI-T302, ASTM A-666Ultimate Tensile Strength: 185,000p.s.i. min.
PRECISION BRAND Stainless Steel Shim Stock is a ...
Description:
PRECISION BRAND Stainless Steel Shim Stock is a full hard, cold rolled, Type 302Rockwell Hardness:C40-45Meets SAE-30302, AISI-T302, ASTM A-666Ultimate Tensile Strength: 185,000p.s.i. min.