|Forum topic by Avispex||posted 01-13-2012 08:57 PM||1062 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-13-2012 08:57 PM
I have a pretty good idea of some various onlime merchants for woodworking tools and equipment, but I could use some help with getting some of the more basic items required for rebuilding and restoring the old wood working machines.
I am thinking of things like basic hardware, nuts, bolts, washers, fiber washers, pins, pulleys, belts, bearings, motor brushes, switches, and those types of essentials.
I don’t have much success at the local Home Depot. I can do a little better at Lowe’s. Last night I made a quick stop at Ace hardware and I was thrilled with their selection of hardware, fasteners, and the like, but their prices for bearings were astronomical. I really like the fact that they had a large selection of SAE and metric bolts in various diameters, lengths, and thread pitches in multiple grades of steel. All I needed was a 3/8”-16 1.25” long hex bolt but they didn’t carry quarter inch at home depot in coarse thread and Lowe’s was a few miles further out of my way.
In any case, I don’t mind ordering online and I have had good luck with Accurate Bearing for a national source. But occasionally I am in the middle of a project and I just want to run out and grab the bearings and get back to work. Or a belt or something like that. Does anybody know of a great store like that in the Salt Lake City area with a good selection and reasonable prices? We do have a Grainger, but they have no weekend hours and it is tough to get out to that part of town mid week because it is far from work.
Thanks a bunch,