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Handheld Numbering Heads

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Handheld Numbering Heads

Our handheld, manual change numbering heads are typically used for lower volume marking requirements. The wheels are manually advanced with a spanner wrench and provide accurate and permanent marking. The same character sequence is retained after each impression is made unless changed by the operator with a spanner wrench. They provide an ideal solution for stamping repetitive sequences such as product codes, part numbers, serial numbers, etc.

Our handheld numbering heads are available in a variety of different styles and configurations for both numbering and lettering depending on your application.

Hand Held Numbering Heads

Standard Features:

  • Heavy duty wheels crafted from high grade tool steel
  • Hand shank frames are constructed of heat treated high grade alloy steel to resist chipping. The hand shanks is vinyl coated to absorb shock during the marking operation when the shank is struck with a hammer.
  • Available Character Sizes: 1/32", 3/64”, 1/16”, 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, and 1/4” (wheel diameter and frame size increase proportionately)
  • Maximum number of wheels is 18 (depending on the character size)

Characters on Standard Wheels:

  • Figures 1 to 0, dash, and blank (12 division)
  • Letters A to M and blank (14 division)
  • Letters N to Z and blank (14 division)


  • Custom engraved wheels and special character styles (letter wheels, low stress, condensed, reverse, and flat face characters)

Rotary Date Stamps

We also offer a Rotary Date Stamp for when a month and year code is required.

  • Our rotary date stamp is used when a month adn year code are required. Utilizing a large hand shank with two independently movable character wheels, a quick, efficient means of date coding is achieved. One wheel is engraved with the numbers 1 to 12, the other is engraved with your choice of six 2-digit year codes. Replacement wheels are available for future years.
  • Only available in 3/16" characters.
Hand Held Numbering Heads

Single Wheel Rotary Stamps

  • Our rotary stamps provide a more efficient means of stamping individual characters, eliminating the need for multiple hand stamps.
  • Available with either a hand shank or 1/2" round press style shank.
  • 12-character Figure wheels (1 thru 0, X and - dash).
  • 14-character Letter wheels (A thru M and &) and (N thru Z and - dash).
  • Available Character Sizes: 1/16”, 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16” and 3/8”.
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