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Offline S_P

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25mm steel washers
« on: December 08, 2023, 10:18:00 PM »
I used to buy these in those grab bags from Wilkinsons, tyhey worked out at less than 2p a washer. Now that Wilkos have shut down does anyone know a good online source for them as my stocks are running low....?

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2023, 11:31:39 PM »
There is Wickes. Not as cheap as 2p each though.

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Round-Washers-M5-x-25mm-Pack-10/p/510147

Offline S_P

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2023, 12:57:07 AM »
Thanks - 10 times the price though... will keep looking....

Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2023, 06:55:25 AM »
2p coins themselves are less than 1mm oversized.  They are also coated steel these days.  Could you use those? 

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2023, 07:11:08 AM »
My local hardware store still sells them loose but otherwise I buy from Amazon. TBH Amazon is cheaper and better, consistent quality.

I used to use 2p coins but prefer the washer rim.
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Offline S_P

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2023, 11:14:01 PM »
Thanks for the tips.

I've used 2p pieces but I find the washers stick better to my magnet lined storage trays....

Offline Binky

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2023, 05:52:59 PM »
Search for local independent workshop supply companies. The sort that are tucked away on a little industrial estate somewhere and has row upon row of nuts, bolts and washers. My local one definitely does this sort of thing.

Unfortunately although I get the 20mm version from them quite regularly I don't know the price as they go on the work account but it's worth a quick internet search and perhaps a phone call.

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Re: 25mm steel washers
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2023, 08:31:34 PM »
There are plans afoot to reopen Wilko stores next year. I have no idea in what shape or form, and it may not be in time for what you need, but never say never ???

 

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