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mikewhite

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06-01-2020 03:12 PM

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Hi all,

I am looking for #5 1” slotted round head stainless steel wood screws. For some reason I am having trouble locating this specific size. I tried Rockler, Grainger, Bolt Depot – no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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#1 posted 06-01-2020 03:32 PM

I looked on McMaster-Carr and found a #6. You might also look at McFeelys.com

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#2 posted 06-01-2020 03:37 PM

Mike – how many do you need ??
can you provide the micrometer specs for the thickness of the screw body
and the length from the top of the head to the bottom of the tip.
that would put us all on the same page as you.

way long time ago, a True Value hardware store in my town closed its doors
and sold every thing to the public. at the tail end, they put all their stainless
fasteners on sale 75% off and sold “by the pound”.
that was over 30 years ago and I still have quite a selection in buckets and boxes.
depending on your quantity, I may have some in that size.
are you flexible with your needs ?

John

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canantas

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#3 posted 06-01-2020 03:37 PM

You may try metal fastener as well. Their website is under maintenance today but I always had good luck with them;

metfast.com

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#4 posted 06-01-2020 05:48 PM

Mike, looking at different charts, I think the #5 is a standard 1/8” shank dia.
the roundhead, as is in the drawing. is this correct ?

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#5 posted 06-01-2020 06:30 PM

Hi John,

That’s the one. Pretty much the only thing I can find is Phillips head. I’m using these to secure the bridge on a guitar and I really like the round, slotted head. I really only need six but I was hoping for a few dozen just in case I strip one or do another guitar.

Mike

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 06-01-2020 06:37 PM

Slotted round head, stainless, that is going to be tough. I couldn’t find them on ebay.

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John Smith

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#7 posted 06-01-2020 06:38 PM

those should be pretty common in the Box Stores.
both my Lowe’s and HD carries a wide assortment of stainless fasteners.
especially Ace Hardware. (drop the #5 and look for 1/8” dia.).
I have about a 5 gallon bucket full of stainless and brass screws. I will dig through
it this afternoon to see what I can find.
I know I have the round slotted, but I don’t know what size.
I like stainless fasteners – they buff up to a high shine if you have a buffing wheel.
how far are you from an Ace Hardware ??

John

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#8 posted 06-01-2020 06:53 PM

Ace hardware by me has a collection of all kinds of fasteners.

-- Petey

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John Smith

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#9 posted 06-01-2020 07:36 PM

Mike, the only thing I have that is even close to your parameters is some
1/8×1” Raised Countersunk Head “chrome plated brass” screws.
(which is something to look for if you do find the type/size you
are looking for. if they are stainless or chromed brass).
use the correct “real” screwdriver and pre-drill the holes and you will not
strip or distort the screw heads. stainless is a little forgiving – brass, not so much.
best of luck in your hunt !!

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#10 posted 06-01-2020 09:29 PM

it appears that the #5 in particular is a ghost – doesn’t show up anywhere.
if you can be somewhat flexible, the #6 is not all that much bigger, micrometer wise.
to the naked eye, it could easily pass for 1/8” shank dia.

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#11 posted 06-02-2020 12:13 AM

If the #6 is only 1/64 larger that should probably work. Those ARE available online. Thanks for the input y’all! Lumberjocks are always helpful!

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#12 posted 06-02-2020 12:46 AM

You might try the boat supply stores—-they stock a lot of stainless hardware

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