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Graham Stoppani20/04/2019 17:20:58
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I need to replenish my stocks of stainless steel A2 metric nuts, bolts and washers. In the past I'd pick up this stuff from Steve's Stainless at the Stafford Show (motorcycles). Unfortunately, poor Steve died last year so I thought I'd see who other people can recommend. I buy ten or twenty of each length of bolt/ screw I need and usually about 50 washers at a time, so small amounts.

TIA

Guy Lamb20/04/2019 17:31:38
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If you use 6,8,10 & 12 mm @ A2 as I do, I find Screwfix has everything I want on the shelf and at a reasonable cost too.

Guy

Martin Connelly20/04/2019 17:32:12
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I have bought them for work in the past from RS or Buck and Hickman. Not necessarily the cheapest but RS always delivered next working day so suited urgent requirements.

Martin C

Vic20/04/2019 17:51:58
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There are several good places on the auction site, I use Kay’s and Boltbase.

3404620/04/2019 18:22:05
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ebay.

boltbase

John Hinkley20/04/2019 19:27:21
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I've used these in the past when I was located near them. I don't know how their prices compare with others, but they supplied me with the small quantities I needed quickly when I ordered from them:

Link to Westfield Fasteners

John

Samsaranda20/04/2019 19:39:45
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I use Westfield Fasteners, they have good range and you can order in small quantities, delivery is very prompt. They also stock Brass and High Tensile with a full range of heads and multiple lengths.

Dave W

peak421/04/2019 00:34:22
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Graham, Toolstation is also worth a look, and often cheaper than Screwfix.
I'm sure I recognise your name from somewhere, Ducati, Guzzi??

Bill

Raymond Anderson21/04/2019 05:47:32
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Accu, Fantastic range and superb service. I use them for all my fastener needs.

Graham Stoppani21/04/2019 07:06:27
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Posted by peak4 on 21/04/2019 00:34:22:

Graham, Toolstation is also worth a look, and often cheaper than Screwfix.
I'm sure I recognise your name from somewhere, Ducati, Guzzi??

Bill

Hi Bill, yes I'm in the Ducati Owners Club so you may have heard the name there.

Graham Stoppani21/04/2019 07:07:36
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Thanks everyone for your recommendations, I better get my shopping list made up.

David George 121/04/2019 10:02:28
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Hi Graham Just one more to look at www.polished-stainless.com Mike Peters I have no connection with him other than having bought from him. He suplies most sizes and in any quantity anywhere in the world.

David

ken king, King Design21/04/2019 10:31:12
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Still one more option for you Graham, try www.motalia.co.uk and their 'fasteners' section. They offer Metric, Imperial, Cycle and other threads. Motorcyclists are well catered for as well as general engineering types,

Ken

Richard -21/04/2019 11:56:23
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Just be careful the standard for stainless steel is a lot lower than normal 8.8

Got caught out many years ago when making roll cages for competition.

Richard

Roger Woollett21/04/2019 15:58:36
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Sorry I am a bit late but I have used these people a couple of times and have had good service.

Accu

They have a wide range of stainless fastners.

Mike Clarke21/04/2019 16:39:27
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Hi,

I have had problems with stainless fasteners from Screwfix galling - so would give them a miss.

As other companies have been recommended, it only seems fair to share my preferred source:

Precision Technology Supplies

Thanks,

Mike

Mike Poole21/04/2019 17:07:38
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Galling is always a possibility with stainless, Dave Middleton recommended copaslip to help prevent the problem. Some fasteners have been degreased and using them is likely to cause trouble if they are not relubricated.

Mike

Ian P21/04/2019 20:44:16
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Posted by Mike Clarke on 21/04/2019 16:39:27:

Hi,

I have had problems with stainless fasteners from Screwfix galling - so would give them a miss.

As other companies have been recommended, it only seems fair to share my preferred source:

Precision Technology Supplies

Thanks,

Mike

PTS look to have an impressive range of high quality fasteners, I was looking for some stainless shoulder screws recently, saw the ones on their website but the pricing put me off. Do you know if they sell in smaller quantities than the webpage shows and is the pricing pro-rata?

Ian P

Nigel Graham 221/04/2019 20:54:32
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The galling is most likely to occur when both fasteners are of the same alloy.

It may be though that "ordinary" quality screws from the likes of Screwfix, whilst perfectly adequate for many applications, have rougher surfaces than high-quality so are on the road to galling straight away.

However, I have bought quite a lot of metric fasteners from Toolstation or Screwfix and have not so far had any gall.

Mike Clarke21/04/2019 21:57:00
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Posted by Ian P on 21/04/2019 20:44:16:

Do you know if they sell in smaller quantities than the webpage shows and is the pricing pro-rata?

Ian P

Hi Ian,

Which are you interested in? Many of the more specialist fasteners are listed at cost per 100 but in fact the pack sizes you add to your basket are 5, 25 etc.....so yes, pro-rata. Usually I get the purchasing office to place my orders, but I have made purchases myself when in a hurry and the product and service is top notch.

I have bought many 100,000s of stainless fasteners and experience has taught me (i.e. being in the middle of nowhere with seized fasteners) to avoid certain suppliers. I personally can feel the difference "through the spanners".

Thanks,

Mike

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