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Old 02-12-2013
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Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Just thought I would share,

I was searching for some large replacement bolts/nuts/washers for a rudder repair and found Fastenal. I had not heard of this company, but I am glad I found it, better late than never I suppose. They have a great selection of Stainless Steel & 316 SS nuts & bolts, among many other things. They don't advertise much I guess, their primary clientèle is contractors but they are open to the public. I was surprised to find how many locations they have, at least in Maryland, they're everywhere. It appears pricing is very good, especially compared to marine stores. The same bolt I needed was almost 4X cost at West Marine. They don't sell most things by the piece so it may not be cost effective for most DIY.

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You should post this in the "Good Vendor Thread" in General Discussion. I did the same for Tacoma Screw which is similar but located in the PNW.

It's fun to find gem's like these. ACE was putting a big dent in my wallet until I found Tacoma Screw.
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Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Members in the Vancouver area should be sure to try Pacific Fasteners on 1st Avenue east of Boundary. Very good prices and they have EVERYTHING.

They have never sent me away empty handed no matter how obscure the fastener I was looking for.

If you need a three foot long nail for use as a tent peg for a circus tent, they've got them.
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Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Fastenal has stainless in both metric and standard, course and fine thread too. Prices are so much less than Lowes or West marine. I bet I have purchased over 350 items from my dealer to refurbish/update my tiny 19 footer. The sales guys in the store know the nuts & bolt hardware aisle well, whereas the guys at Lowes are quite clueless !!
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Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Where was this thread when I was trying to put up my circus tent last week??
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