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Old 02-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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I just thought i would post this for Canadians looking for small hardware i just ordered 0-80 cap head screws in 2 sizes, set screws and 2-56 in 2 sizes and set screws shipping taxes everything all in qty 50 of bolts and 20 of set screws $40 seem really fare to me. http://www.microfasteners.com/index.cfm

Let me know if you guys know of better places.

I went to http://www.brafasco.com/ and they wanted $50 for 50 0-80 cap head screws.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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I have used microfasteners for years now and always find their prices and service good...as long as you don't mind buying 50-100 of each item. Even then its often cheaper than buying 10 from another source. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Bronson,
Thanks for a very usable tip.

While I haven't used them in quite awhile, Pacific Fastners was another good company to deal with. With some unusual and hard to find items like Titanium screws and bolts when any reduction in weight would help the design. But since it's been awhile, I'm not 100% sure they still stock those.

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:55 AM   #4
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Have you found anyone in Canada with .031" hex wrenches. You need them for the 2-56 set screws. I have tried every source I can think of in Edmonton and haven't found any.

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Stan; I got some from KBC, they have a Canadian site. I always got good sevice.


http://www.kbctools.com/can/companyinfo.cfm


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Old 02-25-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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Microfasteners has .035 hex keys also.
Snap-has .024, .035, and.050 as their small sizes.

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Stan I will check my collection of allen keys tomorrow i have hundreds and if i have extras i will send you one.

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Thanks for all the replies on hex wrenches. I really hate to send off a mail order for a couple of three cent items from a company that I have not been buying from. I am not desperate, I have one that I have spent hours searching for on the floor when it got pushed off the bench. When I had a shop in the US, it was simple to add items like this to an order from Travers or Enco. In Canada it is not so easy.

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Stan sorry it took so long but i did check and to my surpise i didnt have any so i too will have to order some.

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By an odd coincidence I was looking for bulk 0.035" hex keys last night for a possible small-run product using 2-56 set screws. Enco has 'imports' at ~$5 per 100 or 'Eklund' for ~$20 per 25. Is there really that big a difference between a 5 cent key and a dollar one?

The 0.035" size is one size smaller than most any set goes to, so I may try to redesign for 4-40 or #3 if I have any but it will be tight.



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