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unklegwar

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04-23-2010 02:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hardware nuts bolts screws suppliers

Home Center prices for hardware is insane. I’ve been looking online for a reputable place to order fasteners in bulk (boxes of 50, 100, etc).

I found a place called BoltDepot that seems to have anything you could want (except cross dowels).

Anyone have any other suggestions?

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.


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#1 posted 04-23-2010 02:17 AM

I think a LOT of people like McFeely's

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 04-23-2010 02:18 AM

Fastenal.com- you may even have a store in your town.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-23-2010 02:20 AM

Lew: I’ve got one 2mi away. Never bought anything there.

I take it … by you referencing them … that you DO find them to be of good quality and decent value ??

TYVM.

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 04-23-2010 02:40 AM

Lee Valley.

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#5 posted 04-23-2010 02:46 AM

Neil,
Great source of hardware, very reputable and reasonably priced.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 04-23-2010 02:47 AM

Thanks much, Lew!

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 04-23-2010 04:06 AM

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#8 posted 04-23-2010 04:34 AM

Mcmaster Carr has everything, and ridiculous fast shipping. I typically get my orders overnight for a measly $5. Bolt Depot is a bit cheaper, but they gouge on the shipping. If you order several boxes, the shipping from Bolt depot won’t be as bad, but for single boxes, Mcmaster Carr is usually cheaper.

But for wood screws, I buy them all from McFeeley’s. Not the cheapest, but the best quality.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#9 posted 04-23-2010 06:00 AM

In addition to McMaster & McFeelys, I order most of my hardware from Small Parts/Amazon and from MSC. MSC (http://www.mscdirect.com/) runs specials on fasteners every now and then, and that’s when I will usually stock up.

As Ger21 said, Bolt Depot’s shipping is a bit of a turnoff. I will usually check out their prices and then order from McMaster or MSC instead.

I won’t shop at Fastenal for fasteners. One time I needed 100 screws and ordered online for in-store pickup. I get to the store and they tell me I have to pay for a 1000 screw bag that they won’t break up. No thanks.

-- http://toolguyd.com

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#10 posted 04-23-2010 02:34 PM

To repeat rick’s statement: 100 of a fastener isn’t really bulk. Most fastener places require minimums of 1000 and often a lot more. Consider screws are usually turned (made) by the hundred thousand. Bolt Depot is great for low volume fasteners. They have all the strange sizes woodworking requires. They ship out of Massachusetts so depending on your location they are pretty fast. I often recommend them and occasionally use them myself.

-- Horton Brasses Inc, makers of fine reproduction brass and iron hardware

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#11 posted 04-23-2010 03:22 PM

I just went through this on brass wood screws and found McMaster Carr to be exceptional. High quality merchandise at a reasonable although not low price, low shipping costs and delivery within a day or two. I normally use Lee Valley and for many things will continue to do so but I think the stuff I bought from M-C is better quality and their shipping costs are lower.

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#12 posted 04-23-2010 04:28 PM

let’s not get into what does and doesn’t constitute “bulk”, and degenerate into semantics. Bulk as in “not picking 4 bolts out of a bin and paying an arm and a leg only to get home and find out that some idiot mixed the 3/8 and the 5/16 and you now have only 3 bolts in the right size and need to go back”

the POINT of the question was where can I order boxes of fasteners (or even singles) for a more reasonable price than Home Depot or Lowes.

“— in bulk 1 : not divided into parts or packaged in separate units
2 : in large quantities”

-- Eric ---- Wise Words T.B.D.

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#13 posted 04-23-2010 04:31 PM

I just recently found this company online. Very reasonable prices and shipping charges are fair.

http://www.mcmaster.com

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