The person I was replying to implied there are cheaper places to buy
screws than a home center. McFeely's makes good stuff, but not cheap.
I don't need McFeely's quality to hang sheetrock.
When comparing apples to apples McFeeleys is cheap. You will normally find
that their quality screws range in price from 2 cents each to 10 cents each
for the big screws. Home centers usually have a bag of 6 or 7 plated cheese
screws for 89 cents. I bought stainless steel 3/8" 3" long lag screws from
Mcfeeleys for almost half the price of the home centers galvanized price.
In Canada - some screw imports have been assessed with a 170% duty, as China
has/had been found to be "dumping"....even screws purchased from the US (if
the Country of origin is China).
I suspect that this is case south of the border too....
I was at Menards yesterday after 2 years and saw 5 lb Galvanized screw
in many sizes for $5, so I got about 10 boxes, but am not sure if there
is any big diffrence between Galvanized and Stainless steel for
furniture making or capinets. I think Galvanized sould be as good as
Doug Miller wrote:
Wonder what the unemployment rate is in china.
Keep buying the stuff and help china to grow, .
Guess it really is easier to take the less expensive medicine rather
than the awful stuff. Like taking cod liver oil from a spoon mom stuck
down your throat as a kid and today you take it in pill form. Yuk still
shiver just thinking bout that stuff.
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 05:47:32 -0600, the inscrutable "Sweet Sawdust"
I just picked up a pound of each 1-5/8 and 3-1/2 dacronized screws
from the Farmer's Supply last week for $2.00 and $2.29/lb,
respectively. You guys shop at the wrong places.
I also ordered some railroad ties at $6.99 each yesterday. Spring
has sprung and my wooden bridge is getting a companion planter.
These #2 ties look better than the other places' #1 at $11.99 ea.
I'm envious of people who have access to stores like Farmer's Supply. The
best we have is Tractor Supply Company and I've never checked the prices
on screws. Tractor Supply is at least a 20 mile round trip so I buy
screws and such from HD or Menard's.
I go to a town of 12,000 people near Lincoln, Nebraska every year for an
event. They have both a Tractor Supply and some sort of farm supply
store. They also have a Super Walmart. Both hardware stores did close in
the past two years though.
On 10 Feb 2005 17:14:47 GMT, the inscrutable Brian Elfert
I also use the Ace Hardware/Field's Home Improvement center 6 miles
out of town here. I got a pallet of 25 RR ties for $6.99 each and the
delivery of that 1.5 ton of wood was just 8 bucks. I pulled my truck
shell out and started cutting the bed for the pickup crane (HF 6417)
this afternoon. I'll need to use it to drag the bloody buggers around.
DAYAMN, they're heavy! Farmer's Supply stopped the free delivery
(they were well liked for) sometime in the last 3 years, since I got
Suckage! We're up to nearly 25k here in GP now. It's getting BUSY!
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