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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 04-12-2012 03:23 AM 6794 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Phillips, square head, hex head, indoor, outdoor, brass, galvanized, stainless steel. No matter which one you have, you need more or different. AND THEY ARE EXPENSIVE.

I’d love to find a garage sale where they have about 500 lbs of various types of screws they will let go for 5 dollars. Perhaps some housewife who has no idea of their value.

Where do you get your fasteners? Do you get a good price on them?

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 04:42 PM

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 04:57 PM

Mostly I get them at the big box hardware here called Bauhaus. It’s a German chain and they have an in house brand that’s reasonably priced and of good quality.
Pozi drive seems to be the prefered over Philips head these days, but you need to look out because they are only a little different but you can’t use the same screw driver bits with both.
If I need something special, they still have old style hardware stores( Åželjezarija) here that specialize only in hand tools and hardware, no wood. Often cheaper than the big stores.
Also, Zagrebs huge flea market has guys selling lots of fasteners and many other assorted things. Not always the best deal, but you can haggle.

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 05:31 AM

My wife’s BIL works for fastenal and he’s happy to order up my bolts for me at his pricing. Careful of your wish, my grandfather has an easy 500lbs of nuts, bolts, and washers that he’s collected over the years and will end up selling for nothing when he passes. Only problem is they’re all randomly stuffed in coffee cans and sorting will suck.

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 05:43 PM

I deal with a local company but they ship all over. They are Marco Screw out of Chesterfield MO. Google them to get their info. Their prices are very good. I get all of my screws from them, usually buying 10,000 at a time.

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 05:50 PM

I recently built to large open fronted cabinets and filled them with plastic slideing drawers full screws I bought all of them from Axminster power tools axminster devon I buy a lot from them here in the uk, they are a really great company to deal with.Alistair

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 08:13 PM

derosa, it is a small point, but, I think your wife’s BIL is your BIL too.

Russell, don’t stop looking. You’ll find a good wholesale source soon enough. There’s been a lot of good suggestions here. Generally speaking, the more you buy, the better the price. Ask about volume discounts and price points. Suppliers usually work on a tiered pricing structure. New accounts rarely start at the best pricing unless the dollars are there for them.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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