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    Hrdware question. (Nuts and bolts)

    Does anyone have a link to a company they use to buy hardware? I need to find a good, reliable, known source for 4-40 and up hardware like slotted blind nuts (not t-nuts) and such.


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    Buddy,
    Try Ace Hardware. I don't know of the specific ones you are looking for, but they have had everything I have needed screw/bolt/nut wise. Other than that, check your local listings for a fastner dealer. They don't like onesy's twosy's but a sale is a sale. Or how about the local airport maintenance facility. I know I can get everything from fabric dope to a full ultralight in the ones at Meadow Lake airport here.
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    I get my small stuff from Ace Hardware and Radio Shack. If they don't have what you need try online with McMaster Carr, they have about everything.
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    I don't think there is anything they don't have.

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    Actually I was looking for size 4-40 slotted blind nuts and they didn't have them. Still looking too....

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    Would ebay not be any good?, usually theres always a good bargain to be found on there!

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    How about your local RC hobby shop? I sem to remember them on some RC Cars I once had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Carter View Post
    I don't think there is anything they don't have.

    One of Boeing Skunk Works prime sub-contractors.
    Respect, Michael, but McMaster-Carr sucks. I saw they had some 3/64 drill blanks so I asked what the shipping to Canada was. No deal. Too difficult. Too much work to put a half-dozen little pieces of wire in an envelope and ship it all the way across the world to Canada. They said the export regs were too much to handle.

    So I got them from www.icscuttingtools.com, and actually for less than the McMaster price, no problem, VERY pleasant comms, keen-ness to help.

    They didn't seem to have the same export issues that the Big Boy had. Funny, that. All it takes is a customs declaration.

    Now if I was ordering truckloads, maybe McMaster-Carr would have worked, and ICS Cutting Tools might not, but I'm like everyone else here, I'm just this guy, so truckloads are not involved. But ICS delivered where Mc***-*** scoffed.

    But I'll say this: if I ever DO need a truckload (or any other quantity, for that matter), guess where Ill try first.

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    Tower Hobbies

    Goto Tower Hobbies (towerhobbies.com) and search for the 4-40 bolts with blind nuts, also try Du-Bro (RC company) and they sell them in other various sizes and lengths.

    I know you can buy them in bulk (4-40 x 1/2) from Micro Fasteners in New Jersy.

    $4.35/100 Alloy Steel, $6.65/100 Stainless and $7.50/50 Aluminum.

    Their phone number is 1-800-892-6917 and website is: www.microfasteners.com

    I'm sure they would have many other diferent sizes and likely would have blind nuts because they know behind every bolt is a nut...

    John

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