Source for small parts

Where would you buy small quantities of particular small parts - nylon
washers, circlips, star washers, and that sort of thing, to repair some
old equipment?
Daniele
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D.M. Procida
"D.M. Procida" wrote in message news:1istrbi.1tza8a7h3vukcN% snipped-for-privacy@apple-juice.co.uk...
Maplin
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RW
5 years ago, maybe, nowadays... mneh! (minor rant after looking for some machine screws from there)
CPC is probably my favourite for things like this - but then - their trade counter is only 3 miles away for me :)
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Mike Dodd
In article , "RW" writes:
They did used to. Not anymore.
You'll probably find there's a local machine stockist on an industrial estate nearby, or possibly even a specialist tools shop (I've used AHC in Camberley, but not recently).
Any of the decent mail order electronic components stockists will do these too, CPC, Rapid, ...
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Andrew Gabriel
I did have a look at CPC earlier...
Not that great a selection of nylon washers.
A search for "circlip" doesn't do too well either.
Maplin, sadly, seem to be mainly a radio-control helicopter shop nowadays, while CPC head in that direction too.
Daniele
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D.M. Procida
At a price and last resort.
CPC probably but look at what kits Screwfix have to offer. Then there is RS or a local engineering/fasteners supplies place (Yellow Pages?).
Reply to
Dave Liquorice
In message , D.M. Procida writes
There's a company we use which sells things like that at a quid a box (of various sizes) I forget the name, email me post Jan 5th I'll have a look
Else it's e.g.
otherwise, its what you build up over the years
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geoff
In message , D.M. Procida writes
There's always Orbital fasteners
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, do you think you could get yourself a sig sep ?
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geoff
D.M. Procida wrote :
Aldi had some mixed kits of all of those things a couple of weeks ago, all in plastic compartment type cases. Our local one still had some left when I popped in this week.
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Harry Bloomfield
Aldi have tins of assorted washers, circlips from time to time.
Circlips are quite hard to find in my experience these days.
On 31 Dec, 18:07, snipped-for-privacy@apple-juice.co.uk (D.M.
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Gel
On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 21:02:37 GMT, "zaax" wrote:
Whenever I chuck something out I collect odd bits from it, such as nuts, bolts, washers etc if they look as if they might come in handy at a future date, and save them in a biscuit tin.
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Frank Erskine
You might try a shop that caters for modellers. This is one in South Wales and if they don't have the parts they may well know who does.
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Crosland
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Peter Crosland
In message , D.M. Procida writes
Its usenet convention - dash dash space
... and good manners
so I don't have to delete your name each time
do it
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geoff
In message , John Stumbles writes
I've always done that
but I'm a bugger for buying stuff too
What are you doing posting at this hour john ?
You should be asleep or pissed
I have Yullie collapsed across me and can't move and half a bottle of fizzy to finish - that's my excuse
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geoff
Take a look at silverline, they do these sort of kits at minimal prices. Or Screwfix do bigger kits at nearly 10x the price.
NT
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meow2222
"D.M. Procida" wrote in message news:1istrbi.1tza8a7h3vukcN% snipped-for-privacy@apple-juice.co.uk...
Well if Maplin seems to have gorn sarf...............you could go to
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3 mins drive from me and been around for a loooooooooooooooong time,
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RW

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