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Re: [Shop-talk] Nuts and Bolts

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Nuts and Bolts
From: "Elton E. (Tony) Clark" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:14:56 -0500
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Randall wrote:
But when I'm just replacing the leg on the BBQ grille,
Grade 5 is a waste

My Grade 5 bolts cost a buck thirty more than grade 2 PER POUND!  Gosh,
that must be nearly a nickel each for a decent bolt!

On 18 August 2013 20:23, Randall <> wrote:

> > Here's a question for discussion...What do you do with all
> > the old nuts and bolts you collect?
> For the largest portion of them (in standard shapes & sizes), I sort them
> out into drawers.  I've got several shelves full of metal drawers salvaged
> from a previous employer who was closing a business area; plus quite a few
> of the smaller cabinets with the plastic drawers.
> Then some of the oddball stuff is in coffee cans, sorted roughly by where
> it
> came from.  At some level though, I just throw them away.  The odds of my
> ever needed the funky threaded peg for the shift linkage on a POS car that
> blew up 10 years ago just aren't high enough to merit keeping it; even
> though it would be difficult to replace if I ever did need one.
> I've got "Screw to Win", and I might take Carroll's advice if I only ever
> built race cars.  But when I'm just replacing the leg on the BBQ grille,
> Grade 5 is a waste and I'm more interested in not having to make a trip to
> the hardware store to find that M6x1x64 screw that fits.  ISTR that
> somewhere towards the back of the book, he also admits that high tensile
> isn't always necessary.
> -- Randall
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