Where in USA are you sourcing stainless hardware?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by snowbirder, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. snowbirder

    snowbirder Previous Member

    I'm having a hard time finding hardware.

    Nuts and bolts.

    I'm, looking at 5/16ths bolts, 3" long, in 316 stainless, for $7.89 eack, plus tax.
    Washers for the same are $4.46 each.
    Nuts are $5.

    This adds up to $20 per hole and there are 4 holes per cleat!

    What the heck is wrong here?!

    Where can I get fasteners for more normal pricing? Is 316 necessary on deck?
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  3. waikikin
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    Sounds exxy, you have to get into a box/50/100 rate for pricing, thats like a counter sales price, recent example here 200 x 16mm gal coach screws went from 3.40 each down to .89 each..... use the yellow pages. Also good to buff the heads before install- extra shiny.

  4. snowbirder

    snowbirder Previous Member

    Thanks. Dramatic difference in price for the same hardware on boltdepot.com vs Fastenal.

    These are for 10" deck cleats, so no dowels. Need to do it right.

    Great link. Thanks.
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    Jetboy Senior Member

    Fwiw I buy a lot of hardware on amazon and eBay. I ago use McMaster Carr and grainger. Both are s lot cheaper Werth an account. If I need something right away I find lowers to have much better selection than home depot. Ave hardware is also usually pretty good but pretty $$
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  7. snowbirder

    snowbirder Previous Member

    Highly recommend boltdepot.com

    The 316 stainless was just that, and very well crafted. It reminded me of how hardware used to be made.
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