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sail16 posted 07-19-2015 05:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for sail16   Send Email to sail16  
I'm looking to purchase #10 x 1–1/2-inch oval head Phillips stainless wood screws. I have tried my usual sources (Hamilton, Jamestown, West Marine, McMaster) without success. Any leads would be appreciated.
acseatsri posted 07-19-2015 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Stainless sheet metal screws are readily available just about any decent hardware store and should work fine instead of wood screws.
frontier posted 07-19-2015 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Excellent fastener house on EBAY. Very good pricing and free shipping. Albanycountyfasteners. Current EBAY item number for your # 10 X 1 1/2 oval head SS is: 170990225325.
contender posted 07-19-2015 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender
Etchase posted 07-20-2015 02:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Etchase  Send Email to Etchase     
Had good luck here:

crabby posted 07-20-2015 07:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for crabby  Send Email to crabby     
jimh posted 07-20-2015 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Please give the fellow a direct link to the resource you are recommending.
ConB posted 07-20-2015 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
Check your local hardware store. Mine would have those.


sail16 posted 07-20-2015 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for sail16  Send Email to sail16     
Thanks for all the tips. Unfortunately, I'm no closer to finding exactly what I need.

Is it possible that stainless #10 x 1-1/2" wood screws with oval phillips heads are no longer made?

kwik_wurk posted 07-20-2015 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
They exist, in fact I have a small jar of #10's at home; all bought from:

All SS Oval Phillips, wood screws fasteners-inc-self-tapping-screw-oval-head-phillips

#10 1.5" version fasteners-inc-self-tapping-screw-oval-head-phillips-596

acseatsri posted 07-20-2015 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
I believe sail16 is looking for actual wood screws and NOT self-tapping or sheet metal screws. Wood screws are generally not threaded all the way to the head, hence my first comment that sheet metal screws (aka self-tapping screws) will work just fine as a replacement.
Binkster posted 07-20-2015 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Binkster  Send Email to Binkster     
The screws described above are nothing more than sheet metal screws. If you are using a screw to screw something to a fiberglass hull, that is what you use. Wood screws are not used in fiberglass work.


padrefigure posted 07-21-2015 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for padrefigure  Send Email to padrefigure     
<|categoryl1:"600000 Fasteners"|~ ~|categoryl2:"600051 Screws"|~ ~|categoryl3:"600071 Wood Screws"|~ ~|sattr02:^"Stainless Steel"$|~ ~|sattr03:^Oval$|~>

I think this is what you are looking for. If the screw passes through the fiberglass skin into wood backing, use wood screws. Either use a tapered drill bit or use a larger bit through the skin and smaller in the backing. This will keep the fiberglass from cracking. Countersink the skin so all of the sealant does not get squeezed out.

sail16 posted 07-21-2015 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for sail16  Send Email to sail16     
Thanks for all the leads. From what I have seen, I can get most any combination of three of my four criteria, but not all four:

1 stainless
2 Phillips head
3 oval head
4 wood screw

Clearly all four criteria could be met in the past as I have an old fastener of that type in my hand, but none of us seem successful in finding a current fastener that fits those criteria.

jimh posted 07-21-2015 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I tried several searches for your target fasteners. I could never get the OVAL HEAD criterion. If you could accept FLAT HEAD there are many sources.
jimh posted 07-21-2015 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Here is a hyperlink that PADREFIGURE was trying to point to:

https:/ / www. fastenal. com/ products/ details/ 72836?r=~|categoryl1:%2 2600000%20Fasteners%22|~%20~|categoryl2:%22600051%20Screws%22|~%20~|cate goryl3:%22600071%20Wood%20Screws%22|~%20~|sattr02:^%22Stainless%20Steel% 22$|~%20~|sattr03:^Oval$|~

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