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Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 pm
by Redleg
Hi folks,

I’ve found a great source for hard-to-find bolts and screws, both in steel or brass. Best of all, no minimum quantities when ordering. Quality is better than that sold at the big box stores. Plus, they ship fast, too.

http://www.Boltdepot.com

I am not associated with them in any way, just a happy customer.

John

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 pm
by Jugster
Excellent! Thank you.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:30 am
by babychadwick
You got my hopes up but I guess I'll just have to keep looking

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:49 am
by Henry K. Lee
Been using them for many years, very satisfied.

Hank

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:09 am
by Banjoe
What a great resource. Even have elevator bolts that I need right now.

Many thanks for this link, John

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:00 pm
by BuddyTheRoadster
Awesome!

How are their wood screws? Do they have cut threads like vintage ones?

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:18 pm
by Tractordoc
When John first posted this it reminded me that I needed some straight slot screws, so I ordered a bag of 100. I think the quality looks good but I don't know how the threads are made. They look like they are cut to me, tried to get a picture maybe you can tell from the picture. George

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:38 pm
by Scott_Conger

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 pm
by Allan
George, what you show is a self tapping screw used in metalwork. Wood screws will have a tapered thread for its length and there will be some plain shank. Once installed, the appearance will be the same.

Allan from down under.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:45 pm
by Scott_Conger
Allan

I started out to disagree with you, but conclude that you are correct. In George's defense, though, the screw he posted is very commonly sold as a wood screw in the US.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 am
by Original Smith
I've had good luck with Blacksmith Bolt in Portland, Oregon.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 am
by Allan
Scott, in the interests of accuracy, I found a box of such screws in the stuff I just loaded for the Bendigo swap meet. They are labeled as chipboard screws!
My theory is that tapered wood screws would tend to work out of chipboard, but parallel threaded screwd would maintain their hold.
While chipboard is made of wood derivatives, the screws are still self tapping.
Learned something else today

Allan from down under.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 am
by babychadwick
What I would like is a nice slotted fillister head that has a portion not threaded in an 8-32, 10-32, and 12-32 but that is impossible to find

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am
by R.V.Anderson
Chad, I can help you with the #8s. How many do you want?

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am
by Rich Bingham
Allan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 am
. . . They are labeled as chipboard screws!
My theory is that tapered wood screws would tend to work out of chipboard, but parallel threaded screws would maintain their hold . . .
The wood screw we have known for decades is tapered, and depending on the application (wood species, etc. ) they operate as a wedge, often failing because they split wood. "Sheet metal" screws being parallel threaded have proven (for me) to be more reliable in situations where a project sees a lot of weather. That's neither here nor there when we want fasteners that are "period correct" in their look. Personally, I have a phobia for Philips-head fasteners, and even "regular" machine bolts and nuts look very different nowadays from the old stuff. Heads were heftier, nuts more generous. They're just overall more pleasing to handle and work with.

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:56 am
by Scott_Conger
Rich

you're probably aware, but will tell you anyway: there are drill bit/countersinks that drill the correct hole for wood screws and the wood doesn't split. I have some and use them for any project requiring a wood screw...they're tapered drills...pretty clever.

Here's an example of them: https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnpla/ ... n0EALw_wcB

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 pm
by Steve Jelf
What I would like is a nice slotted fillister head that has a portion not threaded in an 8-32, 10-32, and 12-32...
Why with a portion not threaded? Where are they used?

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:33 pm
by Scott_Conger
Chad

http://www.accuratescrew.com/catalog/fillister-head

Steve

they are used when you want a captured fastener

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:37 pm
by babychadwick
I find them used all over. My particular purpose requires that the un threaded portion be the diameter of the threaded portion so what was posted will not work.