Trying to find this bolt - M8x1.25, 12.9 grd, 80mm, Socket Head (Allen), Zinc Coated

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  1. lnewqban

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  5. eakins

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    fastenal had the exact bolt i needed. thanks everyone!
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  6. lnewqban

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    What did you do to find it?
    It seems that one needs to have a Mil-Spec number to find a bolt at there.

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  7. eakins

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    i googled what i was looking for. in my case
    M8 1.25 12.9 80mm socket head zinc
    size, pitch, grade, length, end type, coating

    start here and also use as a description guide
    www.boltdepot.com
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  8. lnewqban

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    Thanks, eakins :1drink
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    Rant: Fastenal is my last place to shop for fasteners based on their frequently wanting to charge UPS when in fact the order comes to them, not me & I then have to go fetch the stuff way down the road 50k rt! Me paying for stuff that they get with other parts in their order to their store is not cool or economical for me! I like Albany County Fasteners for the items they stock online (not what OP wanted) and free or low cost shipping. Lots of SS fasteners of all kinds at best prices. I have an order with a few T-25 security screws for MC luggage coming from them now & they were cheaper than Chinese on ebay!
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    I learned the Fastenal UPS shipping charge dealio early. They charged me, or tried to, $24 to ship a $5 tube of loctite. And I had to go pick it up. I finally told the manager it was ridiculous and I could order that shit from Amazon or McMaster and have it delivered the next day for $5. He didn't disagree and I also told him that it wasn't coming from UPS it was coming from their warehouse on their truck. He also agreed. I forget exactly what I paid but it was a nominal amount.

    I have not darkened their doorway since. Everything other than chemicals I get from McMaster. Their website couldn't be easier, their shipping is overnight with UPS ground and very reasonable. There are some things they are really high on prices like cutting tools. For the most part, it's the best place for me because they have everything and it's in my hands next day if I order before 6pm.
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    Thats my experience w/fastenal exactly. They have multi packs of fasteners in store that cannot be broken & non commercial users like me cannot justify units of 100 unless a building project,etc.. Albany above has onesies & up but a limited offering so my 1st stop but Bolt depot has more & reasonable shipping & no high minimums either. Gotbolts on occassion too & sometimes ebay,e.g. I recently needed 4 ea.- 5/8" sq. tubing plastic end caps & ebay seller knows the web sellers have minimums so sells in smaller units. FWIW I'm fabing my own rear rack for MC with these. Much same story on drill bits,taps,etc. that you break-ebay has em cheaper!
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  12. eakins

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    trust me i was not happy to the pay the $6 shipping from Fastenal hdq to the store, but I looked everywhere and could not find that bolt available in those exact specs at low quantity. if i was buying 100+ sure but i needed 2 (I bought 4). if i wanted a black oil bolt (that would rust) the local stores had plenty of them. i had to suck it up. i said i could wait till the Fastenal store was placing a company order and add that on. the answer was no. i have my bolts, have used and mounted it and have moved on. will i use Fastenal if there are other options? no. would i use them again and pay the s/h fee if I they were the only ones who had what i need? of course yes.
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  13. cedric

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    If this is for the bolt that goes into the rubber expander, I'd recommend you put a threaded insert into your protapers and use a shorter bolt, which seems much easier to find. Much stronger setup in my experience.
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  14. kantuckid

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    Eakins-The rant was completely about "them"!!!, not your inability to choose wisely! You just opened the door...
    As for a company truck order, my somewhat local store has a truck each week yet they still charge me for delivery to come on THAT TRUCK if not in stock-go figure that one out! A few yrs ago I was after a couple of threaded inserts & trying for a reasonably quick fix & got their "pay for the truck that comes anyway" chance to way overpay for a couple of small inserts. I don't stop shopping a store cause I get one crappy clerk, just saying a nationwide store is not consumer friendly.
    I simply couldn't miss a chance to rant about a place/business that is a couple miles closer to me than wally world , yet has stupid practices that hurt themselves in gaining business.
    FWIW & while talking fasteners, TSC is a great place for SAE/USA threads & washers as you can buy them by the pound & save. No metrics there, other than the typical, box store slide out trays w/meager choices.
    Also,Zinc rusts soon enough, my BMW bikes have been testimony to that!
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  15. eakins

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    no worries. i didn't take it as directed towards me.
    i had my own personal rant, but hey life goes on.
    i forgot about it 5 minutes after i left the store and had bolts in hand.
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  16. kantuckid

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    On a more positive note: I did an order P/U @ a Grainger outlet just yesterday(coupled with dental visit to urban area) for 4 plastic knobs ordered & prepaid online @ ~$5 total, no shipping or handling or minimum order fees, only local sales tax. That's a better way to avoid common high shipping & handling such as my previous rant ,r.e., Fastenal.
    Moral is: Grainger if handy, can be an inexpensive source for our shop or general needs in shop work.
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