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posted 07-19-2015 05:11 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-19-2015 05:22 PM ET (US)
Stainless sheet metal screws are readily available just about any decent hardware store and should work fine instead of wood screws.
posted 07-19-2015 05:52 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-19-2015 09:54 PM ET (US)
posted 07-20-2015 02:27 AM ET (US)
Had good luck here:
posted 07-20-2015 07:25 AM ET (US)
posted 07-20-2015 08:45 AM ET (US)
Please give the fellow a direct link to the resource you are recommending.
posted 07-20-2015 09:02 AM ET (US)
Check your local hardware store. Mine would have those.
posted 07-20-2015 10:56 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 07-20-2015 01:39 PM ET (US)
They exist, in fact I have a small jar of #10's at home; all bought from:
All SS Oval Phillips, wood screws
posted 07-20-2015 03:17 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-20-2015 06:30 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-21-2015 02:29 PM ET (US)
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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.
posted 07-21-2015 10:18 PM ET (US)
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:
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.
posted 07-21-2015 11:27 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-21-2015 11:32 PM ET (US)
Here is a hyperlink that PADREFIGURE was trying to point to:
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