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Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default McMaster-Carr?

Ever heard of this place? They seem to have.. well, everything. "over 490,00 products" I've only spent about 5 minutes on the site but it looks like they have wera screwdrivers but they don't tell you the brand's name.. They have decent prices but without knowing for sure what I'm buying and what the COO is I'm not buying anything. Anyone know what brands they cary?http://www.mcmaster.com/
wera screwdrivers:http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-screwdrivers/=gv2wf8
They have way more models than this, just go to the hand tool section then from their go to the screwdriver section.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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They sell everything. Every commercial/industrial shop in the country has a McMaster Carr and Grainger catalog.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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Ultra-Grip Screwdrivers with Antislip Tips- are Wiha Anti camout. I bought some at my last job. there was another post about the hard handle high vis screwdrivers, they turned out to be Pratt & Read.

Prybars are Mayhew with red handles, just bought one at work.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Yeah, you have to call them with the item number if you want something specific. They can look up the manufacturer, but not sure on COO. Generally they tend to sell high quality tools. As a bonus, they ship out of Robbinsville NJ, so you'll get your order next day, if you place early enough for them to get it out that day.

Brands...it depends on what you're shopping for. Armstrong and Proto are big in the hand tools.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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FWIW, These guys are pros and sell to pros. They don't sell junk. I'd trust any tool I bought from them to be of good quality.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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GREAT company to deal with, and MANY items are US and quality......add to this link if you do get anything!
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...=mcmaster+carr
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Another McMC customer here. I purchase my bulk hardware from them and receive orders fast.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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We use them all the time at work. Corporate long time customers get cheap delivery same day or next day from their own drivers. Just expect to pay full retail.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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One McMaster to rule them all, one UPS to bind them
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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YES! They rock, luckily they are local to me. Stuff ships the same day!
Their catalogs are hard to get BUT the website rocks!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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All of us maintenance guys at work got an email that said we have to have any order from McMaster pre approved from now on... Seems we spent over 400k there since the first of the year.

It was our "go to" place for just about everything because we'd always have the order by the following day.

Super bad ass website and they carry everything.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #12
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My company (well, the one I work for) buys lots and lots of stuff from them.
We don't use junk.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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Question to the OP: Since you have just discovered McMaster-Carr, are you aware of Grainger?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #14
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I used them for pulleys when I repowered a snowblower. Their pulley selector is second to none. Told them I needed a 1/2" v belt with a 3/4 shaft (old motor had a one inch) and was able to narrow it down with well laid out drawings, dimensions, my choice of diameters etc. I rigged the blower to run the auger slightly faster and the wheel drive slightly slower to match the precipitation I get.

You have to have faith in UPS costs, they don't give you an exact amount. Mine was about $4.50!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:03 PM   #15
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Great company! I work at a hospital, and we buy a ton of stuff from them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #16
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You have to have faith in UPS costs, they don't give you an exact amount. Mine was about $4.50!!!
Very good point! They don't tell you up front, they just add shipping in later, but I've always found it very reasonable. Last year I ordered a large C clamp and two drill bits. The clamp was 20 lbs all by itself and the shipping was less than $7 (granted I'm 4 towns away).

Usually I get irritated with any online vendor that won't give me shipping charges up front. Mcmaster is the only exception I make because I know it'll be reasonable.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #17
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I order from them almost daily. It takes some work to find something thats not in stock. They are pretty much the best single stop for hardware that I've found. They aren't the cheapest but they will definately help you get the job done... Chris
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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McMaster has saved me a bunch of times. From fixes for my old outdoor equipment to "upgrade" modifications on some woodworking tools Ive made, they always seem to have what I need.

I even broke the tips on a pair of their heavy duty snap-ring pliers (I dont know if anyone has seen the snap-ring that Moog provides with some of their ball joints, but wow ive never seen a 1/8" thick snap ring before.....and I still havent found a pair of snap ring pliers tha can handle it) and they had no problem giving me an RMA and even refunded my original shipping costs. I would have settled just for new tips but their RMA setup seems to be full refund, then buy again if you want them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #19
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Dude, where have you been?
McMaster, Grainger and MSC helped make so many projects possible over the years where I worked.
McMaster Carr is a wonderful company to deal with, super fast shipping, quality stuff, and they even let you return things that you don't need.
Only thing about McMaster, it's not the cheapest place in the world, but the prices are fair.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #20
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Everytime Ive tried Grainger or MSC they just havent lived up to McMaster.

MMC is based in NJ and Im in CT....I can order something by noon on a weekday and have it in my hands the next day via plain old UPS ground. Ive never found them expensive because Im saving money by ordering a smaller amount of something than Id be able to purchase at a local Fastenal, Grainger, etc.

McMaster is like the Costco of hardware to me....you are pretty much guaranteed the stuff they are selling is good quality.
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