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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Doesn't need to be show quality... Just a good coarse thread bolts from 1/4 up to 3/4 with a good price. Will buy in bulk.  Thanks for the help.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:58 PM

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Tractor supply is a good place to go, they sell by the pound at very good prices.

 

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 01:32 AM

I don't know where all you travel in our great state, but there is a place called "the bolt place" in meadville pa.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:05 AM

I get bulk at either Tractor Supply or Rural King farm stores, buy by the pound so it's easy to mix and match and throw all sizes in the same bag! 


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:20 AM

I get mine at rural king,for some reason our store switched to smaller bags so I just put each size in a separate bag and have them weigh them altogether,makes sorting a breeze when I get home!


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:40 AM

Most hardware stores have moved to pre packaged stuff which is 2-3 times more expensive then bulk. The cheapest spot here is a Surplus/automotive chain called Princess Auto. They even have a good selection of Grade 8 bolts/nuts but only in standard sizes. For metric and Stainless and such I use a wholesale place that does over the counter sales to the public. Prices are pretty good and they have almost everything you could want in stock including threaded rod. 


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:29 AM

All my stuff is restored with bolts from Tractor Supply. $2.19 a pound is a good deal
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 03:20 PM

By the pound is common in Farm Stores....BUT, watch out, they are only cheaper "Grade 2" bolts. I usually like Grade 5 for most of my projects and occasional Grade 8. Lots are "Chinese" now too, for cripes sake!  Don't get that at all!  I used to work in a True Value and we got bolts in boxes about foot cube size. We put them out on shelves that way and people bought by pound then. If someone wanted whole boxes, we could order that way too. Darn boxes were heavy tho, 30 to 40 lbs easy. Was lots of bolts in smaller sizes.  Sometimes at farm shows fellas have bags of new bolts for way cheap. I buy some of those at times. In Wisconsin and N. ILL. is Farm and Fleet stores. Best prices and quality I have seen and way cheaper than other stores by the lb.


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Tractor Supply for me too.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Tractor Supply for me too.

 

Me too, except for stainless steel.  Way cheaper SS on ebay.


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Local hardware store has USA grade 5 for $4.99 a pound and grade 8 for $8.99.  With my discount price is fair.  I get some from TSC but the store is 35 miles away.


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Great info, guys.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 07:01 AM

Tractor supply is a good place to go, they sell by the pound at very good prices.

 

Ben W.

 

What he said!  Much cheaper than any store that sells by them individually


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 12:05 PM

By the pound is common in Farm Stores....BUT, watch out, they are only cheaper "Grade 2" bolts. I usually like Grade 5 for most of my projects and occasional Grade 8. Lots are "Chinese" now too, for cripes sake!  Don't get that at all!  I used to work in a True Value and we got bolts in boxes about foot cube size. We put them out on shelves that way and people bought by pound then. If someone wanted whole boxes, we could order that way too. Darn boxes were heavy tho, 30 to 40 lbs easy. Was lots of bolts in smaller sizes.  Sometimes at farm shows fellas have bags of new bolts for way cheap. I buy some of those at times. In Wisconsin and N. ILL. is Farm and Fleet stores. Best prices and quality I have seen and way cheaper than other stores by the lb.

I have a farm and Fleet by me but only buy what I "need now," there... I wait for another reason to go past a  Rural King store closest I know of is ~80 miles away... so I don't get to go by there very often.

that one at least (can't speak for them all) has all the Grades in Standard Coarse thread but they even have Fine Thread and some metric by the pound....






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