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Where to buy T-Nuts
Hatsu
1/08/2004
9:30:12 PM
I'm thinking of making a "woodie" and I found all the material at the hardware store.
Of course, they had T-Nuts but was 4 for $2.45. (Both in Buxxings and Hxxdware Hxxse) For woodie, you'd need billions

Where would I be able to get them cheap ? I live in eastern Melbourne.
Pleeease help !

mousey
1/08/2004
9:35:46 PM
you wont get them 'cheap' as such if you buy them new, but check out uncarved block
dalai
2/08/2004
9:27:46 AM
Try Ferntree Gully bolts Natsu.
Robin
2/08/2004
9:34:21 AM
My advice is don't buy cheep T-nuts. I bought some good quality t-nuts from Keable Bolts in Melbourne. I think they were Australian made and I'm sure they weren't super expensive. It was about 8 years ago though!

Several years later I bought some cheap T-nuts from somewhere else (I wont say where) and these were cheaper 'Made in Taiwan' bolts. They had a different color, were thinner metal and the thread stripped out on them. I had to remove and replace all these T-nuts and I still have a stuck, spinning hold on the wall.
M
2/08/2004
11:57:53 AM
look in the yellow pages under bolts (i think) call a few places near you and see who will give you the best price. You will find that prices vary significantly. try to work out how many you need before hand as the more you buy the cheaper they will be. You should be able to get the nuts and bolts much cheaper than from uncarved block. I made the mistake of buying too many long bolts when most holds only require shorter bolts which are much cheaper. Also make sure you are consistent metric/ imperial if you are getting things from different places. from memory your choices are 3/8 inch and 10mm which are very close in size and should be interchangable with holds but the nuts and bolts arent interchangable but you should check this yourself.

some of this and more has been covered in previous threads which may be worth a look

shaggy
2/08/2004
12:34:14 PM
Keable's is still the place, they are by far the cheapest I have found, just be prepared for a little wait when you go in, otherwise, phone through the order.
Hatsu
2/08/2004
10:05:46 PM
Thanks for all the tips. You guys are legends (^o^)/

Hatsu

tmarsh
3/08/2004
4:31:08 PM
Keables now have a $20 minimum order in place, which sucks if you're only getting bits and pieces.

Keep in mind that with all fasteners, the price decreases rapidly the more of them you buy.
It may in fact be cheaper to buy 1000 of something than it is to buy 100. Here's a hint:
always ask 'what's the pack size' when you're buying bolts and the like. If you need 30 of
something and the pack size is 50, I can almot guarantee it will be cheaper to buy a whole
pack.

bundybear
3/08/2004
5:13:55 PM
I got mine from Xces cklimbing holds for less then 20cents, not sure if thats a good deal, but its a bit cheaper then bunnings, etc. Just a note with bunnings, they match all competitors prices by 10%. I surfed thru the tradingpost, and found 19mm ply for $40 per sheet, printed that add off and got it for $36 a sheet, bunnings normal price was $86 per sheet, so on 5 sheets I saved $200. Stoked !!

mousey
3/08/2004
5:19:57 PM
nice work!! hey steve what if you price powers glue at like $5 a bottle and advertise it in the trading post? god this country need more scams and shifty businessmen- journalism's stolen them all and turned them legal

Rich
4/08/2004
12:33:01 PM
hey if your having it outside (maybe not) might be a good idea to get stainless, more expensive but they won't rust, same with the bolts. i got my bolts from
Cost Less Bolts
13 Molan St Ringwood VIC 3134
ph: (03) 9879 5233
(copied from yellowpages)
but theres heaps of stores under bolts there..
M
5/08/2004
10:04:06 AM
i got some bolts from cost less bolts in ringwood but they cost more, it was only a small quantity so the price probably reflects that.
I got most of mine from
Metfasteners
63 Chifley Drv Preston VIC 3072
ph: (03) 9484 0577
but ringing around and buying bulk and in pack sizes is definately worthwhile.

Hawkman
5/08/2004
10:50:01 AM
im pretty sure i can get you 100 T nuts for $25.

bones
30/06/2010
11:40:17 AM
Keebles just quoted me $150 for 100 Tee Nuts. Am I missing something or are they gold plated?
Guess I'll mail order them from riseholds....

harold
30/06/2010
1:00:22 PM
Sounds like a rip off. Just try some other fastener shops. I bought mine in Geelong for around 25c each. You shouldnt pay more than that.
Cam McKenzie
30/06/2010
1:34:09 PM
Metro Bolts in Richmond sells them relatively cheaply (20-25c each I think from memory)
bones
8/07/2010
9:37:14 PM
Got delivery of Tee Nuts from Riseholds. Recommend it - They were prompt, friendly and reasonably priced

Butters81
8/07/2010
10:39:04 PM
Coventry Fasteners is where I got mine
casper
9/07/2010
9:36:43 AM
Uncarved block online post cheap and have them for 20c each, cheaper in bulk lots (think I got mine for 17c ea). Good service, fast postage.

Pat
9/07/2010
2:37:06 PM
Cost Less Bolts in Ringwood - Box of 1000 real cheap. 10.5c each per 100. A few years ago.

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