I need good quality brass wood screws in size #2?

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Forum topic by idfbts posted 09-15-2015 07:40 PM 527 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2015 07:40 PM

Hey all,

I need a really good quality screw, and the stuff being made now is awful. Stripping, shearing, etc.

I’m developing a product and need about 10,000 #2 solid brass wood screws.

Unfortunately it seems many reputable companies don’t make or carry one.

Can anyone help me out? I don’t want to be stuck with cheap screws and customer complaints.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 08:08 PM

Check McMaster Carr, they have some #2-1/2” brass wood screws wood in flathead style and roundhead. I not sure a link to them will work, but if it does. The link doesn’t go directly to them, check the features you want on the left and see if they have something that will work. The other though: McFeelys is now owned by Grainger (I think) so you might call them, with that size order they may try to help even if it’s not a stock item.

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 09:25 PM

Ace Hardware.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 01:03 PM

I buy #2 brass PLATED wood screws by the five thousand @ I find solid brass screws too easy to break and to strip out, so have gone to plated screws.

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 01:12 PM

Like Jim said… Quality is not really your issue. Solid brass screws are just very soft.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 04:40 PM

I also recommend brass plated, with another reason. You could use a steel screw to make the threaded hole and then swap out for brass, but your labor time would more than double for that operation. X10k makes it a crazy way to go, unless you have to have pure brass for a reason, or a really inexpensive helper. If you are concerned about the plating chipping during installation and showing steel, threading first with a steel screw might be your only solution.

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#6 posted 09-16-2015 05:34 PM

If you want quality get silicon bronze from a boat building supply.

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