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Technical Stainless Fasteners

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ed Kasperek, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Looking for a good vendor where I can purchase good quality SS fasteners in 2-10 and larger quantity's
    Tks Gents
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,424


    Try McMaster Carr. They have a complete supply of stainless fasteners, they will ship UPS
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  3. McMaster is a good supplier, super fast shipper , pricy though.
    I used them at work
  4. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,069

    uncleandy 65

    Fastenal sells in bulk or by a small bag. I have also bought at Menards or Lowes in my area.
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  5. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 388

    from Boston

    McMaster is pricey but their stuff is good and super reliable service. You get what you pay for to some degree here.
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  6. kb cookout
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 3,909

    kb cookout

    Totally Stainless, Inc.
    P.O. Box 3249, Gettysburg, PA 17325

    Toll Free: 1-800-767-4781
    Local: 717-677-8811
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  7. 62SY4
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
    Posts: 66

    from Boston, Pa

    Anything in small quantities is going to be expensive. McMaster is a good one for common and some uncommon hardware. For limited quantities and some odd ball stuff, I've had good experiences with Totally Stainless.
  8. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,493


    My local hardware store has a pretty good supply of SS fasteners including button head screws that I prefer.
  9. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,780

    stuart in mn

    It may vary depending on where you live, but in my area Ace Hardware stores generally have a good selection of stainless steel bolts and screws.
  10. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,159


    I stumbled on to Allens Fasteners by accident and having using them ever since. Great price, service and shipping
  11. Just checked Totally Stainless, currently closed due to health crisis.
  12. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,684

    from New York

    I absolutely recommend McMaster-Carr as others have suggested. I know for a fact that they are way cheaper than most stainless screw suppliers. For example 3/8"-16 x 2" SS, hex bolts are 10pcs. for $4.33 as opposed to $1.14 each from a major supplier. Shipping is the next day.
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  13. Ace Hardware has a good selection, may vary from store to store.
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  14. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,606


    X2 on the hardware store. Our local True Value also has a nice selection of chrome fasteners...
  15. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,598


    Nobody I've found is cheaper than Tractor Supply for hardware, where you're able to buy by the pound rather than the number of items. For example, I just bought all new grade 8 hardware for my suspension, which was about $5 a pound. Unfortunately they didn't have G8 of a 7/16 bolt I needed. Went to Ace, and it was $2.15 PER BOLT. Literally about 20x more expensive.
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  16. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,995


    Tractor Supply is by the pack on small stainless. Buy the pound on regular nuts and bolts
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  17. linechaser32
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,006

    from Iowa

  18. Pat Thompson
    Joined: Apr 29, 2012
    Posts: 198

    Pat Thompson

    I use Mertons Fiberglass and Marine. They have a good selection.
  19. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 533

    Vimtage Iron

    Tractor supply is most likely overseas bolts.
    Ace hardware here just did a complete overhaul of their bolt department, it is stocked by Hillman products, I haven't asked where their hardware is made but I would guess overseas also, now on the stainless they have the standard grade stuff but added 316 stainless also but in a small lot, as was said Mc Master and I use Lawson products for my bolt bins and such, they have starter kits in drawers and their stuff is made in the states and some in Canada.
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  20. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,065

    from Oregon

    When I worked for the State , all we used was Lawson products . I also get bulk at our local fastener place .
  21. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 294

    Vics stuff

    True Value also has a good assortment of SS bolts.
  22. Amazon had some listed, the last time I looked.
  23. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,148

    Mr T body
    Alliance Vendor
    from SoCal

    X2 for Allen's Fasteners. Used them for years on my cars and boats. Bolt Depot for what little Allen's doesn't carry.
  24. thintin
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 203


    McMaster-Carr without doubt. Fastest shipping and good selection, they stand by what they sell . Finding quality SS fasteners is always a concern, not sure if you are aware that most stainless is rated only about grade 5 in terms of strength. I say about, because I'm just not really sure anymore about bolt strength or hardness , given the many origins of manufacture. Like a lot of other stuff,( things used by folks in our area of interest particularly) quality has diminished.
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  25. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,090


    About 6 months ago we had a True Value hardware store go out of business, and they had all fasteners for 50% off. I was lucky enough to get there before a lot of folks and stocked up the bolt drawers with about $200 worth of half-price stainless.
  26. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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  27. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,030


    McMaster Carr has been a great recourse for me with this virus thing going on. I will not visit any retailer at this time, so what turned out to be a simple trip to the hardware store now has gone online. I have used McMaster Carr for years right now I am only using them for my hardware orders. I am always surprised that in every case I receive my order the "NEXT" day. I am not ordering next day shipment they are the ones doing the shipping and I receive it the next day in every case. I also do not find them out of line on there pricing, compared to most retailers they are cheaper or at least that has been my experience.
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  28. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,212


  29. Thnks to everyone
    Great Info!!!
  30. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 936

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    Don't forget to use " anti - seize " !!!!
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