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Dave Springate21/02/2019 22:39:16
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Can anyone recommend a supplier for oil blackened BSF bolts, nuts and washers.



Chris Evans 622/02/2019 07:36:42
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Where in the world are you based ?

Nicholas Farr22/02/2019 08:03:13
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Hi Dave, you say what size you are after, however Spalding Fasteners have a small selection **LINK** but their nuts and washers are self colour. If you have a supplier that serves industry in your area, they may be able to help you, most of them will do cash sales these days.

Regards Nick.

Edited By Nicholas Farr on 22/02/2019 08:04:40

Dave Springate22/02/2019 08:32:08
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I'm in Deal, Kent. normaly order stuff from ebay suppliers but the BSF stuff seems expensive or is it just me being a cheapskate ?

Brian G22/02/2019 08:49:29
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Never used them, so not a personal recommendation, but BA Bolts offer BSW and BSF nuts and bolts in chemical blacked finish **LINK**


(Edit "and BSF"


Edited By Brian G on 22/02/2019 08:50:28

ega22/02/2019 11:26:28
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I recently had 20 1" x 1/4" BSF cap screws from them for £2.79 all inclusive.

Harry Wilkes22/02/2019 13:22:40
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Google E.C.Pitcher I have purchased from them in the past but it's been a while **link**


SillyOldDuffer22/02/2019 14:22:46
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Posted by Dave Springate on 22/02/2019 08:32:08:

... but the BSF stuff seems expensive or is it just me being a cheapskate ?

Keep an eye on the cost of metric vs imperial alternatives, generally metric is more likely to be readily available and off-the-shelf cheap. Unless you're in the USA, and they don't do BSF!

These days BSF threads are almost totally used to maintain old machines. When you buy BSF, you're either getting 'New Old Stock', or low quantity production made for a small specialist market. Prices are somewhat higher, and uncommon sizes gradually become unobtainium.

The more out-of-date a thread is, the more expensive and difficult they are to buy. Only a barbarian would allow metric fasteners on a classic British machine. One of the many advantages of owning a lathe is being able to make them yourself!


Phil Whitley22/02/2019 20:45:11
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I generally get mine from A seies spares, but they don't seem to do oil blacked, is that why you are finding it hard to get them?

AndyA22/02/2019 21:04:34
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