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Blog entry by IantheTinker posted 01-27-2018 04:44 AM 753 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I mostly purchase general construction screws from Menards, the Star-bit drive ones because they don’t cam out on me like the Phillips heads do. I get them there for $3.79 per one pound box, a great price for a good screw. However, they don’t carry any shorter than 1 3/4”, so I tried at Home Depot. I found some star drive screws there for $5.78 per one pound box and they had 1”, 1 1/4”, and 1 5/8” sizes, so I was quite pleased. The price was also pretty decent in my estimation. Over at Lowe’s I cannot find anything cheaper than $7.97 per one pound box of star drive construction screws. These big box stores are all over the place with their screw selections and prices, it just baffles me. They don’t even appear to be actively competing with each other. I want one store to get my screws from at a fair price, that is all. My local hardware stores likely have the screws I want, but they charge far too much for them. I suppose I will just have to stop buy multiple stores when I need screws. Rant over.

-- pensivewoodworker.com



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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 04:49 AM

Lot of local guys buy online from a place called McFeeley. I’ve never used them but have heard so much good stuff about them that I feel okay recommending them.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 04:54 AM



Lot of local guys buy online from a place called McFeeley. I ve never used them but have heard so much good stuff about them that I feel okay recommending them.

- Rick_M

I will look into them, thanks, Rick. My only caveat is that I don’t like waiting for things to arrive in the mail, but if the price and selection are ripe, then I think I could manage the wait.

-- pensivewoodworker.com

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 12:16 PM

I really like the Highpoint screws that I get at Woodcraft. They are square drive, self tapping and work well.

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 01:56 PM

I like either the square drive screws or torx drive. I usually buy locally at Lowes or Home Depot. I have bought from McFeelys but usually buy for the projec Buying from McFeelys would require me to keep an inventory because they require purchasing in quantities of 100.

-- Making sawdust every day sometimes a project is finished

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IantheTinker

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 02:39 PM



I like either the square drive screws or torx drive. I usually buy locally at Lowes or Home Depot. I have bought from McFeelys but usually buy for the projec Buying from McFeelys would require me to keep an inventory because they require purchasing in quantities of 100.

- Sawdustguy

Doesn’t buying for the project turn out to be more expensive than just keeping a supply on hand? What about having a supply for repairs around the house or garage?

-- pensivewoodworker.com

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 02:50 PM

I used McFeelys in the past for small brass and square drive screws. They’s usually have free shipping, good prices and sales. I haven’t ordered since they were bought several years ago, no real reason other then they don’t seem as much of a bargain anymore.

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 05:39 PM

I only use screws where they won’t be seen or on things where I don’t care if they seen so I’m not real picky. Most of the time I use deck screws or spax.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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