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Stainless rod

Post by Gollum » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:15 pm

Does anybody know where to go to buy a couple of very short lengths of stainless rod? I need a couple of pieces of 4.8mm diameter, about 28cm long. They are the pins that hold my doors on. Looking on the interweb, it's easy to find overseas but not so much here in NZ.

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Re: Stainless rod

Post by type37 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:13 am

Tata Steel (now part of Steel and Tube)? They specialise in stainless. Whether they still sell short lengths I don't know. If they won't cut lengths, ask them nicely if they will look through their sales record for that particular product and tell you the name of a firm that has bought some recently.

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Re: Stainless rod

Post by Gollum » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:27 pm

I think it'll be the other way round, with Steel & Tube now being part of Tata. That company is a monster, they've done fabulous things for Jaguar/Landrover though!

I've found several companies using the rod in their products, it's just finding the source. I've asked a couple of sellers on Trademe who are selling other types of stainless rod.

The next thing is going to be finding somewhere that stock the plastic top hat bushes needed for the stainless rod... :?

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