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Old 23rd Dec 2016, 00:03   #1
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Getting US imperial nuts/bolts in the UK

I decided to start building a 3D printer which is sized mostly in backwards US units. I didn't think it would be too difficult to adapt the design to sensible metric units, but I didn't check the full BOM in any great detail. Now that I've started the build and already printed ~300g of parts, I realise that I should have checked the amount of fasteners listed in the BOM. Oops.

In case I give up on trying to source metric equivalents, can anyone recommend a UK/EU supplier that sells imperial fasteners? Preferably I'd like to avoid paying an arm and a leg.

There's quite a range of nuts/bolts I need, and I haven't been able to find a single supplier which can do the lot (full list in BOM - I'm making the printed version, so need the extras). For example: I've found a couple of places that supply 10-32 socket head screws, but the same places do not also sell 8-32 socket head screws...
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Old 19th Jan 2017, 22:17   #2
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Any luck finding imperial sizes in the UK?
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And obviously there are sellers on Amazon too. Maybe not the exact head type listed there, but oh well. It's mostly the "sourcingmap" seller, might be worth to look at them and maybe even ask for the ones they do not sell on Amazon, they might be able to source them :
https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcingmap...dp/B00W982CPM/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alloy-Socke...dp/B00PZO4MZA/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alloy-Socke...dp/B00PZM31K4/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcingmap...dp/B0143DZQ6W/
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Thanks all, links noted.

This project has been sort of put on hold anyway while I sort through some personal stuff.
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everything's on eBay, specifically a seller called Kay's Fasteners. Look them up once your personal stuff is sorted (all the best with that too)
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