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Old 11-08-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Stainless steel screws....$ ouch!

I just ordered 900 piece kit of M2, M3, and M4 stainless steel screws. $81! I've been getting sick of digging through my screw boxes trying to find 4 matching screws for a build! I've bought countless AX-10 stainless kits from the local hobby shop at $29 a pop! So I figured I would bite the bullet and order a big kit from RC ScrewZ.

What are you guys using that are building all the time? Are you using metric or standard?
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:48 AM   #2
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M3 on almost everything,,,ss and black oxide,,,do you have a link for the company? i'd like a huge count of M3 lock nuts
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Metric for this part of the world. Most kits nowadays use metric hardware. I also buy bulk screws straight from a factory. Problem is they only make cap heads but for .1 cent a screw it's worth it.
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I use all metric stuff except in a few odd cases. We have a local shop, AAA Metric, and their screws are dirt cheap and better quality than the RCScrewz stuff. I've rounded off a lot of RCScrewz hexes. I think MCMaster Carr has pretty good prices on small screws too.

I think last time I went to AAA I got a bag of 100 nylock 3mm nuts for like 3-4 bucks
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I use all metric stuff except in a few odd cases. We have a local shop, AAA Metric, and their screws are dirt cheap and better quality than the RCScrewz stuff. I've rounded off a lot of RCScrewz hexes. I think MCMaster Carr has pretty good prices on small screws too.

I think last time I went to AAA I got a bag of 100 nylock 3mm nuts for like 3-4 bucks
I've never had any probs with their screws at all. But I use good tools so that might be why?

Do you have a link to this "AAA" place?
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:12 AM   #6
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Metric for this part of the world. Most kits nowadays use metric hardware. I also buy bulk screws straight from a factory. Problem is they only make cap heads but for .1 cent a screw it's worth it.
A penny a screw? Link please!!!!
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Do you have a link to this "AAA" place?
X2 please
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I get all mine from McFadden-Dales hardware. You can buy 1 screw at a time or by the box of 100, any size, finish, head etc.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:55 AM   #9
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i'd like a huge count of M3 lock nuts
Packages of 100 for ~$3:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#hex-locknuts/=4ew9wd
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:09 AM   #10
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I've never had any probs with their screws at all. But I use good tools so that might be why?

Do you have a link to this "AAA" place?
http://www.aaametric.com/ here ya go
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http://www.aaametric.com/

I don't know if they do mail order, the place is 15 minutes away from my work.

Edit: too slow.
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Metric for this part of the world. Most kits nowadays use metric hardware. I also buy bulk screws straight from a factory. Problem is they only make cap heads but for .1 cent a screw it's worth it.
.1 ???? sst ?? link please x2 x2, got to be cheap chineese hardware if its this cheap
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I generally use 3mm in black oxide. I hate SS, it gets boogered up too easily.
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Any reason you didn't go to either Fastenal or McMaster? If you know the sizes you need you could get them for probably half that price from either.
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Any reason you didn't go to either Fastenal or McMaster? If you know the sizes you need you could get them for probably half that price from either.
This is what is in the ScrewZ kit, 50 of each. $69.95 and the case for them.

    • Compartment (1): Stainless 2mm x 6mm Socket Head Cap Screw.
    • Compartment (2): Stainless 2mm x 8mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (3): Stainless 2mm x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (4): Stainless 3mm x 8mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (5): Stainless 3mm x 10mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (6): Stainless 3mm x 16mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (7): Stainless 3mm x 25mm Socket Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (: Stainless 3mm x 8mm Button Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (9): Stainless 3mm x 10mm Button Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (10): Stainless 3mm x 12mm Button Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (11): Stainless 3mm x 8mm Countersunk/Flat Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (12): Stainless 3mm x 10mm Countersunk/Flat Head Cap Screw
    • Compartment (13): Stainless 3mm x 3mm Cup Point Set Screw
    • Compartment (14): Stainless 3mm x 16mm Cup Point Set Screw
    • Compartment (15): Stainless 3mm Plain Hex Nut
    • Compartment (16): Stainless 3mm Nylon Lock Nut
    • Compartment (17): Stainless 4mm Nylon Lock Nut
    • Compartment (1: Stainless 3mm Flat Washer
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #16
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I typically use fastenal. Pretty cheap there.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:38 AM   #17
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I like to just go to McMaster. Good prices,pretty good quality and you get to choose the sizes you get unlike a "hardware kit" Seems like some of the kits you buy,there is always a couple sizes you won't use. That,IMO,just raises the price per piece of the ones you actually use.
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I like to just go to McMaster. Good prices,pretty good quality and you get to choose the sizes you get unlike a "hardware kit" Seems like some of the kits you buy,there is always a couple sizes you won't use. That,IMO,just raises the price per piece of the ones you actually use.

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Plus the fact that when I order through work,I don't have to pay the shipping.Company does that,I just piggy back on their orders.
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mcmaster carr and micro fastners.com is who i use
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Stainless steel screws suck. Black oxide is strong and the heads last much longer.
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