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Hollowpoint19/07/2021 08:30:38
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Hi guys

Does anyone know where I can buy imperial sized hardened dowel pins in small quantities?

I literally just need a couple of 7/32 dia by 5/8 long. I don't fancy buying a 100 @ £25. 😔

Paul M19/07/2021 08:41:25
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Try Accu.co.uk. I have purchased small quantities of dowel pins from them but not hardened. Worth a look.

not done it yet19/07/2021 08:50:26
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imperial sized hardened dowel pins in small quantities?

Google is your friend? I found 2 companies selling these in small numbers in first 3 searches. One had a delivery charge of a fiver and I didn't look for your particular size but you might have to compromise on diameter. Might find 5.5mm easier than 7/32”?

Edited By not done it yet on 19/07/2021 08:51:06

Hollowpoint19/07/2021 09:02:46
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Posted by Paul M on 19/07/2021 08:41:25:

Try Accu.co.uk. I have purchased small quantities of dowel pins from them but not hardened. Worth a look.

I'll take a look. 🙂

Hollowpoint19/07/2021 09:05:52
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Posted by not done it yet on 19/07/2021 08:50:26:

imperial sized hardened dowel pins in small quantities?

Google is your friend? I found 2 companies selling these in small numbers in first 3 searches. One had a delivery charge of a fiver and I didn't look for your particular size but you might have to compromise on diameter. Might find 5.5mm easier than 7/32”?

Edited By not done it yet on 19/07/2021 08:51:06

I can't compromise on size unfortunately. What are the sites you found? I can only find the sizes I need at boneham. Minimum delivery is £7 which seems a lot for 2 pins.

Ian Skeldon 219/07/2021 09:12:44
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Could you use drills cut and ground to length?

Hollowpoint19/07/2021 09:15:31
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Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 19/07/2021 09:12:44:

Could you use drills cut and ground to length?

Possibly a plan b. 🙂 Or make some out of silver steel perhaps.

John Hinkley19/07/2021 09:16:22
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There is an advertiser on eBay who is offering 7/16" x 1" dowel pins at £2.05 for a pack of 5 with £2.20 additional postage, if you can reduce the length with a Dremel or similar?

7/16" dowel pin

John

JasonB19/07/2021 10:04:23
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Posted by John Hinkley on 19/07/2021 09:16:22:

There is an advertiser on eBay who is offering 7/16" x 1" dowel pins

They should be a nice tight fitwink

John Hinkley19/07/2021 10:27:02
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Whoops! Should've gone to Specsavers!

I think my wife is right - I AM going do-lally.

John

Mark Barron19/07/2021 10:32:28
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I've used Boneham's in the past with good results:

www.boneham.co,uk

David George 119/07/2021 17:52:16
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Bonham and Turner is reliable supplier. Order on line and post or collect in person very helpfully if you need any help. Just had a look on line and they are 0.12p each

David

Edited By David George 1 on 19/07/2021 18:04:14

Ian Skeldon 219/07/2021 18:02:23
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Posted by JasonB on 19/07/2021 10:04:23:
Posted by John Hinkley on 19/07/2021 09:16:22:

There is an advertiser on eBay who is offering 7/16" x 1" dowel pins

They should be a nice tight fitwink

HAHA well spotted Jason, that made me smile.

Ian Skeldon 219/07/2021 18:03:38
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Posted by John Hinkley on 19/07/2021 10:27:02:

Whoops! Should've gone to Specsavers!

I think my wife is right - I AM going do-lally.

John

I didn't notice until Jason spotted it, I blame brexit laugh

JohnF20/07/2021 23:05:13
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I bought some last year from WDS components but not that size and it seems they don't have 7/32" they do however sell single units upwards.

Have you considered using silver steel and harden it ? The problem is the tolerance may not suit you and there is a possibility of distortion after hardening however considering the short length its likely to be less of a problem ! All depends on the actual use.

John

Edited By JohnF on 20/07/2021 23:06:05

Clive Foster21/07/2021 09:42:35
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Trouble with mail order of small quantities of inexpensive things is that you are basically paying for them being on the shelf and the work of picking, packing and posting. Not the things themselves.

I guess £7 buys you about 10 minutes of person time plus p&p which isn't unreasonable for a firm that isn't highly organised for pick, pack'n post Amazon style.The work involved is pretty much the same for 2,000 as it is for 2. Just a bigger box.

Clive

Nicholas Wheeler 121/07/2021 09:59:18
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Posted by Clive Foster on 21/07/2021 09:42:35:

Trouble with mail order of small quantities of inexpensive things is that you are basically paying for them being on the shelf and the work of picking, packing and posting. Not the things themselves.

That's exactly how it works.

But how is the expense any different from driving to the next town to your 'local' supplier who will charge you £0.73 each for the three that you need? Your time isn't free either...

Mick B121/07/2021 10:40:08
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Posted by JohnF on 20/07/2021 23:05:13:

I bought some last year from WDS components but not that size and it seems they don't have 7/32" they do however sell single units upwards.

Have you considered using silver steel and harden it ? The problem is the tolerance may not suit you and there is a possibility of distortion after hardening however considering the short length its likely to be less of a problem ! All depends on the actual use.

John

Edited By JohnF on 20/07/2021 23:06:05

I'd try that first before even considering purchase. Macc Models do 7/32, and all sizes I've had from them have been within a tenth or so. If you need them hard, probably best quench them endwise - but you might know that better than I do.

Circlip21/07/2021 10:56:55
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Delivery charge shouldn't be an excuse to inflate the price. This weeks purchases were both post free. One took 2 days, other overnight. First a D/G window locking mechanism, £6 saving over exactly the same item available less than ten miles away. Second, U/V activated glue, even on Flee, a price variation of up to £4.

Had a couple of more than 1 hour trips recently to collect bits ( Thanks Windy, most enjoyable visit - was yaking for 3 1/2 hrs ), but was great to hear the car getting excited that it was going more than the Thursday "Chicken run" to the local supermarket.

Regards Ian.

Edit. Tail end of drills are not hardened.

Edited By Circlip on 21/07/2021 10:58:05

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