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Author Topic: Where does one get flange head bolts (not grade 8)?  (Read 778 times)
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« on: July 08, 2012, 05:32:33 PM »

Where would one get just a handful of standard zinc plated 1/4-20 flange head bolts?  All I can find is grade 8 for 80 cents and I think they didn't have any short enough anyhow.  I tried two hardware stores and an auto parts store with no luck.  A few of the bolts on my generator are really rusty.  I assume they used the flange head serrated so they don't come loose.

I need to go to Fastenal tomorrow anyhow so I will check there.  The Fastenal website shows what I need, but it shows they aren't stocked at any local stores.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 08:49:32 PM »

I buy grade 5 from a welding shop in my area flanged bolts are about 2 times stronger than a bolt,lock washer and flat washer that is why most are used, these guys have it down 1 flanged bolt will cost about the same price as 1 bolt,1 flat washer and 1 lock washer lol
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 06:18:44 AM »

Brian, if you can't find them, try these folks (mail order from Texas).  http://www.nappco.com/product.shtml.  If needed, I'll be in the area of their Dallas store later this week, and could pick them up and ship them to you. 

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 07:09:24 AM »

I'll probably order from McMaster-Carr if I can't find them at Fastenal.  I wish I could find them locally.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 12:28:57 PM »

Bolt Depot:  http://www.boltdepot.com/Machine_screws_Slotted_hex_washer_head_type_F_Zinc_plated_steel_1_4-20.aspx   These ones have thread-cutting tips, but you can cut /grind them off if you don't need them.
Grainger also has some 1/4"-20, but only in 100s or 50s.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 01:12:32 PM »

I couldn't find them at Bolt Depot the other day when I looked.  Fastenal didn't stock them locally so I ordered from McMaster-Carr yesterday.  There is a small package delivery company called Spee-Dee Delivery that can get stuff from Chicago to Minneapolis overnight at ground rates.  My package is out for delivery right now.
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