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Forum topic by Howie posted 03-05-2012 01:49 AM 2310 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2012 01:49 AM

Found 25 for $6.97 at Lowes in the windows department. They were in the Hurricane Supply dept.( Of course not all of you have this dept.) these were 1/4-20 brass. I thought they were a good buy for the $$$.

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:09 AM

Yes! A very good price!

McFeeleys has them for $12.35 + $1.00 shipping.

Yep… I don’t think we have that dept in our stores… :)

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 02:29 AM

Do you happen to have the SKU number? That might help someone locate them in another Lowes’ department, for the rest of us w/o a hurricane supply department. Thanks.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 06:20 AM

Good call PRGDesigns. Thanks.

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 06:56 AM

I got an assorted box of nice brass inserts at HF the other day. Wasn’t looking for them but saw them in the hardware section and they were pretty inexpensive. They don’t look to be the normal junky stuff you find at the Harbor very nicely machined. I think they were less than $10.00 if memory serves.

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 10:11 AM

Nice find. The same thing on amazon is $10+ for a 25 pack (EZ-Lok brand).

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 01:08 PM

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“Bertha” Hurricane Hardware

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 01:56 PM

A search for “157462 Bertha” on the Lowe’s website brought them up, but not available in my area. Darn.

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 02:10 PM

I found similar inserts at our local Fastenal store, but not at that low price. I don’t go there often, but they have a lot of specialty fasteners that the big box stores don’t carry. Their personnel know their products and will take the time to track down the odd set screw or what have you, even if they only sell you one.

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 02:14 PM

I just recently bough a pack of these at Lowes so I could use them on a new display I have built. I especially like the very flat and wide heads on them. Good value.

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 03:49 PM

Thanks Howie, this helps a lot.
They are available at my Lowes and will save me a ton.
I think I’ll stock up on a few bags to keep on hand.
(This price beats the hell out of what I was paying at my Woodcraft!)
Thanks again.

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 06:08 PM

Check out McMaster Carr#. They have just about any sort of hardware, fastener, or material known to man. They also give good service and are easy to do business with.

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 06:53 PM

I too struck out at Lowes…

Maybe you could give us your ZIP code... then, if the Ship, we might be able to get it OK??

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 12:47 AM

OK, here’s a good deal… NOT as good as the Lowe’s deal… but GOOD!

I have done business with them before… they are good!
1/4-20 Brass Finsert Threaded Insert

Price: $0.33 @ 25 = $8.25
Brand: E-Z LOK

Finserts prevent splintering, splitting and thread pullout.

1. Drill a .328 hole.(21/64)

2. Press Finsert into place.

3. Insert expands/locks as fastener is threaded into place.

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#14 posted 03-14-2012 09:07 PM

I use threaded inserts in golf balls that serve as knobs on my jigs. I drill a hole in the golf ball and secure the threaded insert in the golf ball with J-B Weld. I get the golf balls from the flea market dirt cheap and the inserts I don’t remember what I paid for them. I am guilty of not paying attention to what I pay for hardware because if I need it I buy it and most of the time I buy something that catches my eye even if I don’t have a use for it at the moment. There is a monster flea market where I live and I go to it just for the sole purpose of buying hardware and tools. I bought over a hundred brass toilet bolts to use as T-Track bolts for $1.00 a few weeks ago. Yes I said one dollar. A few months ago I bought a Porter-Cable 895 Router Kit for $70.00 because the router was dead. The plunge base had never been on the motor and the complete kit looked brand new including the case. I ran across a wiring diagram to by-pass the speed control so I rewired it and it worked just fine except it ran wide open with no soft start. I bought a speed controller from Harbor Freight and I now have a router in my table that I can adjust the height, lock/unlock the motor, change bits and set the speed all above the table. I don’t know of a $200.00 plus Router Table Lift that can do all that. Another good find although it isn’t woodworking related was a $400.00 Harley Davidson Motorcycle helmet for $50.00.

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#15 posted 03-14-2012 10:30 PM

KenBee, you are lucky to have such good finds at the fleas. Where I live is either Chinese junk or people that way overprice their stuff. Even on Craigslist the prices are ridiculous(great if you can get them I guess)

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