Hardware is hardware, right? You be the judge. Our hardware is similar to everything else out there. While we’d love to say it is all U.S. made, that is sadly not the case as common hardware is just not made domestically except for very special applications. So, our oval head 8-32 screws are probably made on the same equipment in the same overseas factory as the next guy’s. But we do take one extra step with our hardware that sets it apart from the competition. Unlike most hardware distributors, we do not sell black oxide coated hardware. While black oxide is a decent finish, there is a better option. We have all of our hardware Melonited by a U.S. metal treatment company. MELONITE is a thermochemical treatment for improving surface properties of metal parts. In addition to generating a deep black color that is a part of the surface of the metal, it also hardens the surface of the part to approximately 70 on the Rockwell scale. This process offers unparalleled abrasion and rust resistance.
We take this step not just to be different, but to offer you the finest hardware available for your project or product. And we keep our prices at or below what you can buy black oxide hardware for. So, is all hardware created equal? Try DIY hardware and see the difference for yourself.
Posted by Justin Voss on 18th Jan 2017
About 20 percent of the pack I received had burs in the threads and wouldn't allow a screw to be fully tightened. Disappointing.
If you are having problems with one of our products please contact us and let us know.
Posted by Todd Durham on 5th Jul 2016
These are good looking posts and most of them work fine. I had to throw away about every 6th one because the screw would only go part way in. Not sure if there was a burr in them or what. I tried backing the screws out and then back in and it was always the same. Tried a new one and it would work fine. Somewhat disappointed.
If you have an issue with one of our products please let us know and we'll do our best to correct it.
Posted by John on 8th Apr 2015
you really can't have enough of these. They add a really neat, professional look to your work. They have a tough even coating, they are always well executed, fit is perfect every time.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Sep 2014
I love all hardware I have purchased from you. They Look Nice And Your Prices Are great.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2014
These parts are well machined with an even finish.
All prices are in USD.