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Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:

http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg


I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.

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On Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00:19 PM UTC-7, just_me wrote:
Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:

http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg


That looks like welded stainless; I tried a search with "A2" and "A4" which are
the (European/metric) common stainless steels (roughly, 304 and 316 type)
and got what looks like a hit

http://troytop.com/product-cam/m4-eye-bolt.html
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On 29-May-15 12:24 PM, whit3rd wrote:
On Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00:19 PM UTC-7, just_me wrote:
Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:

http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg


That looks like welded stainless; I tried a search with "A2" and "A4" which are
the (European/metric) common stainless steels (roughly, 304 and 316 type)
and got what looks like a hit

http://troytop.com/product-cam/m4-eye-bolt.html



Thanks - good find. Their 10k minimum order might be an issue! Maybe we
can find someone they sell to.
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On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:

http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg


I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.


http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html

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On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:

http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg


I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.


http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.


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In article , just_me
wrote:

On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:


http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg



I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.


http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.


Could be. Screwmakers usually have a 10,000 item minimum, because
setting a screw machine up takes some effort, and isn't worth it for
ten screws.

It may be cheaper to make a few screws manually, in a machine shop.

What problem are you trying to solve? There may be alternatives.

Better question is what it costs for each possible path.

Joe Gwinn
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On 30-May-15 11:15 PM, Joe Gwinn wrote:
In article , just_me
wrote:

On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:


http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg



I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.


Could be. Screwmakers usually have a 10,000 item minimum, because
setting a screw machine up takes some effort, and isn't worth it for
ten screws.

It may be cheaper to make a few screws manually, in a machine shop.

What problem are you trying to solve? There may be alternatives.

Better question is what it costs for each possible path.

Joe Gwinn



We probably need two thousand or so over a few years. Probably a few to
many to viably hand make and have them look presentable.
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On Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:09:59 +0800, just_me wrote:

On 30-May-15 11:15 PM, Joe Gwinn wrote:
In article , just_me
wrote:

On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:


http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg



I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.


Could be. Screwmakers usually have a 10,000 item minimum, because
setting a screw machine up takes some effort, and isn't worth it for
ten screws.

It may be cheaper to make a few screws manually, in a machine shop.

What problem are you trying to solve? There may be alternatives.

Better question is what it costs for each possible path.

Joe Gwinn



We probably need two thousand or so over a few years. Probably a few to
many to viably hand make and have them look presentable.


http://www.avonstainlessfasteners.co...nless-steel-a2
or
http://tinyurl.com/osgqg79

for more choices.
--
cheers,

John B.

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On 30-May-15 11:15 PM, Joe Gwinn wrote:
In article ,
just_me
wrote:

On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me
wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts
for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:


http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg



I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can
think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but
nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem
promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact
for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some
only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.


Could be. Screwmakers usually have a 10,000 item minimum, because
setting a screw machine up takes some effort, and isn't worth it
for
ten screws.

It may be cheaper to make a few screws manually, in a machine shop.

What problem are you trying to solve? There may be alternatives.

Better question is what it costs for each possible path.

Joe Gwinn



We probably need two thousand or so over a few years. Probably a few
to many to viably hand make and have them look presentable.


Have you tried turnbuckle makers?
http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Stee.../dp/B00IJ67MKI




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On 02-Jun-15 7:35 PM, John B. wrote:
On Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:09:59 +0800, just_me wrote:

On 30-May-15 11:15 PM, Joe Gwinn wrote:
In article , just_me
wrote:

On 30-May-15 6:22 AM, Gunner Asch wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:32 +0800, just_me wrote:

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use
in a product.

I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5.


Something like this:


http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/parts/welded_eye_bolt_a.jpg



I've tried all the hardware sellers and marine chandlers I can think of.
We've even looked at different fixed rod end style fittings but nothing
seems to be made in M4.



Any ideas?

Thanks.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/stai...-bolts-m4.html



Thanks for the suggestion, I've been that route. A few seem promising
but following them through I end up a hard to understand contact for a
Chinese factory with a minimum buy of 10,000. I wonder if some only set
up to manufacture when the actually get an order.

Could be. Screwmakers usually have a 10,000 item minimum, because
setting a screw machine up takes some effort, and isn't worth it for
ten screws.

It may be cheaper to make a few screws manually, in a machine shop.

What problem are you trying to solve? There may be alternatives.

Better question is what it costs for each possible path.

Joe Gwinn



We probably need two thousand or so over a few years. Probably a few to
many to viably hand make and have them look presentable.


http://www.avonstainlessfasteners.co...nless-steel-a2
or
http://tinyurl.com/osgqg79

for more choices.
--
cheers,

John B.



Thanks - that Avon link is interesting.



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