A square key stock is a block of metal that is designed as a machine key. It is used for wedging or locking shaft keyways inside a motor or machine, for the transmission of a moment of force. A square key stock is one of the types of tapered keys
that have a square end. One side of the key is tapered on the side that engages the hub. Inside the hub, the keyway design has a taper to match that of the square key stock to enable locking of components. The common uses of a square keystock
include general maintenance, shop repairs and in new machinery
. The square key stock is a necessary component in machines that use a rotating shaft. One advantage of the key is that it facilitates easy assembly and removal. The type of material and size of a square key stock depends on its application and brand. Square key stocks can be found in metric and inch sizes.
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