We have the following sizes of quick release wheelchair pins:
1/2 inch (12.7mm) – this is a standard size which fits most wheelchair wheels and axels.
12mm – some makes and models of wheelchair need this ‘thinner’ diameter pin.
Material: Hardened stainless steel, with anodised quick release push button.
What size pins do I need?
There are two thicknesses of pins available – 1/2 inch (12.7mm) and 12mm. There is only 0.7mm difference and this can sometimes cause some confusion because it is very difficult to measure using a ruler and eye – to measure properly you need a digital vernier.
However most wheelchairs are the ‘standard’ 1/2 inch (12.7mm) – so if you have a Quickie, RGK or Kuschall wheelchair then the chances are you need 1/2 inch (12.7mm) quick release wheelchair pins. If you need help then call or email us and we can find out for you.
And what about the length…
You need to measure from the nut below the button to the small little ball bearings near the end of the pin – see the diagram below the length of the pin is ‘L’.
If you are looking to buy wheelchair pins to use with other wheels to the ones you use normally with your wheelchair then you will need to take into consideration the hub width and if this is narrower or wider when compared to your normal wheels. Again we can help you so please contact us.
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