Handi-Shims are a revolutionary way of shimming, spacing, plumbing
and leveling. They are available in four sizes; 1/32" (green),
1/16" (red), 1/8" (white), and 1/4" (blue). Click
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Note that Handi-Shims are supplied coupled, meaning that Handi-Shims are manufactured as two shims connected at their non-beveled ends to provide convenient, double-length, flat-support installation for deep applications. For normal applications, the shims can be separated and, for particularly small spaces, are scored to be divided into even smaller pieces.
A single Handi-Shim measures 1¾ inches square; the coupled pair measures 3½ by 1¾.
here to view compression test results.
Some of the many other uses for Handi-Shims include:
- Spacing - Required for movement in plywood sheathing,
Handi-Shims will help you achieve that required space. They can
be placed on the floor to keep materials such as sheet rock, plywood,
wood panels and concrete board from touching a damp floor. Installing
a basement ceiling? Use a Handi-Shim to space pipes from ceiling
joists while waiting for sheet rock to be installed at a later
- Scribing - Can be done in confidence knowing your exact
size Handi-Shim will always create a perfect scribe.
- Leveling - When working with hinges, simply place a Handi-Shim
under the door to give you the desired height, allowing you to
cut in your hinges with ease. The 1/32" shim can also be
used behind the hinges if needed.
- Masonry - Handi-Shims can be used in the building of
stone walls. By placing a shim between the stones as you construct
the wall, it will aide in keeping the stones from pushing out
the cement between the stones as more weight is applied. They
can also be used for equal spacing of paving stones.
These are nearly a fraction of the uses tried and tested for the
multi-versatile Handi-Shim. How will you use your Handi-Shims?