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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Wozza, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Wozza

    Wozza Guest

    I've been building PCs & constantly run out of screws, motherboard risers,
    etc.

    I'm also interested in screws you plug into disk drives to extend their
    width.

    The local jaycar agent charges a fortune (about $6) for about 10 tiny
    screws. Is there are cheap source?

    Wozza
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Guest

    yes, the rubbish tip.
     
  3. rarsin

    rarsin Guest

    Check your local weekend swap meet/computer market.
     
  4. Bill Bailley

    Bill Bailley Guest

    You local friendly PC assembler probably has them by the kilo. I noted that
    most PC cases come with a generous packet of suitable screws for almost any
    use you can run into with a PC.
    I would suggest a friendly enquiry and a sincere offer to pay would bring
    you more screws than you can sensibly use. If you are in a position to make
    a useful gift or trade you may find this even more economical. Remember,
    that a smile and a polite request are your most powerful tools, and that
    beer is the universal lubricant.

    My own experience, when asking for a packet of mixed screws to help me put
    my PC together, I was given ten bags in a larger Ziploc bag. 5 years on, I
    am still using them.

    Bill.
     
  5. D MARSHALL

    D MARSHALL Guest

    hello wozza

    i got most of my crews from the range tip from
    old computer cases.
     
  6. Bushy

    Bushy Guest

    Yep, try your local nut and bolt shop in your nearest industrial area. What
    the don't have this morning they will be able to have on this afternoons
    courier. Take a couple of samples of different sizes and threads and they
    can get them in in boxes.

    Hope this helps,
    Peter
     
  7. I purchased bulk bags from Microgram about 10 years ago. Still using
    them, but I strip everything I trash as well.
     
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