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02-14-2013 12:08 AM
SolSailor
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Where was this thread when I was trying to put up my circus tent last week??
02-13-2013 11:17 PM
Bruce_L
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 !!
02-12-2013 01:52 PM
SloopJonB
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.
02-12-2013 11:56 AM
kellysails
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

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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.

Home | Fastenal
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.
02-12-2013 11:24 AM
T37Chef
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Of course, if you can wait for shipment LOL
02-12-2013 11:06 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Wow, that is quit the mark up! Who knew, once again the non professional wouldnt know this stuff unless someone like you tells us. Bummer KL Jack is only in New England, anyone know of something similar in the Maryland area?
But they ship everywhere...
02-12-2013 10:58 AM
T37Chef
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Wow, that is quit the mark up! Who knew, once again the non professional wouldnt know this stuff unless someone like you tells us. Bummer KL Jack is only in New England, anyone know of something similar in the Maryland area?
02-12-2013 08:59 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

Most decent sized US cities have a fastener wholesaler. In Portland, Maine it is KL Jack (they ship anywhere)... Fastenal is also a wholesaler of fasteners, we have one here in Poartland, but like Grainger I find their prices offensive, even at the wholesale/trade level.

For example Fastenal was $13.00 more for a box of 100 1/4 X 20 SS nyloc nuts. I pay about $5.50 for the 1/4 X 20 nlylocs at KL Jack and they'd cost me close to $19.00 at Fastenal... That is a HUGE markup!!! Fastenal I am sure buys at a much better price than KL Jack, but KL Jack does not try and rip me off just because what I buy is stainless steel....

I am at KL Jack about once a week and the guys are GREAT.. They also have the best price in the country for the FTZ battery lug crimp tool..


FTZ Battery Lug Crimp Tool
02-12-2013 08:46 AM
mad_machine
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

I have found uneeda bolt & Screw company to be pretty good. Their website sucks though.. you need to call them and talk to somebody to get what you want.. but the prices are good, the service is very good, and the shipping is quick.

And they have to have one of the absolute best names in any business
02-12-2013 12:38 AM
Stumble
Re: Fastenal, who knew?

I can't speak directly about their stainless stuff, but we are Fastenal's supplier for titanium stuff. They get their parts from the same lots as what we sell to Boeing, and are sticklers for quality. Great company to deal with!
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