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WHAT GRADE OF BOLT SHOULD I USE?

Many times we are asked “What grade of bolt should I use ?” Unfortunately, that is a hard question to answer from our side of the counter. We are not architects nor engineers. However, we can shed light on the basic classifications …. In the American world (a.k.a. SAE) the main classifications are Grades 2,…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW???? YES!

We are not in the business of giving restaurant reviews here at Mark's Bolts, but since we have been staying in the neighborhood here at the store occasionally, we are searching out new places to eat. We found a great place last night in downtown Glendale! Cuff: New American Eatery. Yum! We loved the food…

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DRILL BIT SIZING: I’M CONFUSED!

Here’s another comment we hear a lot ...... “Okay ... I understand the concept and progression of fractional drill bits ... but what in the world are numbered bits and lettered bits?” Simply put, there is a whole world of sizes that exist tucked in between the fractional sizes. For example .... The normal drill…

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DRILL BLANKS $15.00 PER LB

Whoo Hoo! Sale on drill blanks! $15.00 per lb. Assortment ranging from .1800 to .9688 Used as stock for small tools, drill blanks are often used as gauges to check hole size and drill bushing size or as guide pins for die sets. What people are saying about drill blanks: "I have used them for…

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CLOSING AT NOON MONDAY APRIL 25TH

Uh oh! We are closing at 12:00 pm on Monday April 25th. The customer service counter at Mark's Bolts, Nuts and Surplus is moving to St. Joe's Medical Center for the afternoon! Hello surgery! Lord willing, we will be open for normal business hours on Tuesday April 26th at 8:00am.

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ZIPTIES!

Using zipties is like drinking too many beers......you need to know the limits! Way too often I see a big guy wrap a 4" ziptie around some wires and then YANK--- putting 250 lbs of bench pressing muscle  into this teeny weeny 18 lb tensile strength ziptie......Guess who wins???  Our zipties provide up to 50% more tensile strength and…

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