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  • 1.  Searching for sources for 18x2 3/4" slotted wood screw

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-05-2022 10:01
    Anyone have a reliable source for SLOTTED FLAT HEAD STEEL WOOD SCREW 18X2 3/4"?

    Thanks for any help.

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    John Minor
    The Piano Shop Inc
    Champaign IL
    thepianoshopcu@gmail.com
    www.thepianoshopcu.com
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  • 2.  RE: Searching for sources for 18x2 3/4" slotted wood screw

    Member
    Posted 05-05-2022 19:36
    I purchased a ton of hardware from a tech a few months back and am still sorting the out but probably have what you need. Where are you using them and how many ?

    I have purchased many bolts and inserts from Fastenal but am not so sure about screws. I think there are a few good online sources . My ACE Hardware store often bails me out on small sizes that can be bought one each without buying a package.

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    843-325-4357
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  • 3.  RE: Searching for sources for 18x2 3/4" slotted wood screw

    Member
    Posted 05-06-2022 11:05

    Blacksmithbolt.com has #18 slotted flat head wood screws at 2 ½" and 3"

     

    John Ginter

    Plum Piano Restoration, Inc.

    e-mail: john@plumpiano.com

    cell: 832-722-3033       shop: 979-242-5180

     






  • 4.  RE: Searching for sources for 18x2 3/4" slotted wood screw

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-06-2022 12:29
    Well, now that you ask, I have 50 extra ones. Yes, the right size for Steinway key blocks, not the slightly oversize ones that Pianotek carried for a short while. They are zinc-plated, and so more silvery that the plain steel ones, but that's the best I could find. Here's how I came by them:

    We have a major supplier of fasteners, tools, etc., here in the Seattle area called Tacoma Screw Products. I have asked a number of times about these #18 x 2-3/4 FHWS with negative results. But one time a particularly enthusiastic salesperson took my request and called around to his suppliers. He found some from one of their suppliers (in New York City, maybe?) and got me a box. I was amused that he worried that the cost of an entire box of 100 might put me off. Wanted payment up front for a special order. But I pointed out that I mostly work on pianos that are valued at anywhere from $20000 to $200000, so a few dozen dollars wasn't going to be an issue.

    So I have these 50 that I'm willing to part with. Cost is probably mostly shipping and handling. I think the screws will have to be in a box, as the heads are too wide for a padded envelope? I'm open to suggestions. Or you can have some fun with your local screw supplier (or even contact Tacoma Screw).

    Doug

    Doug Wood, RPT
    206-935-5797








  • 5.  RE: Searching for sources for 18x2 3/4" slotted wood screw

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-06-2022 16:38
    My favorite source for special piano screws I can't find anywhere else is https://www.thescrewspecialists.com/

    This company supplies many of the piano parts suppliers with various screws.

    -Dean

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    Dean Reyburn, RPT
    Reyburn Pianoworks
    Reyburn CyberTuner
    1-616-498-9854
    dean@reyburn.com
    www.reyburnpianoworks.com
    www.cybertuner.com
    www.reyburntools.com
    www.reyburnkeyrecovery.com
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