Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby mike miller » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:39 am

Truegrit has carried some of the stainless stock cheaper than any other place I have found.

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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby Mammothstag » Mon May 08, 2017 1:55 pm

Stick with Jantz supply for your brass pin stock. Theirs is true to size but more importantly the brass they stock is softer than hardware store brass, so it's easier to peen the heads and doesn't crack.

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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby orvet » Tue May 09, 2017 2:06 am

I have had just as much problem with the brass and nickel silver I get from Jantz as I have from any other source.
I've gotten in the habit of measuring a length of rod before I cut pins from it, that way I know how many thousands +/- it is off.
I will even measure precut pins that I have gotten from various sources such the Schrade or Camillus factories.
It literally takes seconds to measure the diameter of a pin, and I have found it to be time well spent.
I can measure hundreds, maybe thousands of pins in the time it takes me to replace a broken handle.
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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby orvet » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:55 am

I found another place to buy a brass pin stock and brass tubing. Last weekend we had a Hobby Lobby open up in our town. My wife and I went down there and I was very impressed with the assortment of adhesives they had. It was without a doubt the best assortment of adhesives I have seen under one roof. They even carried the Bob Smith Industries 5 Minute Epoxy, which is the best epoxy I have found. I’ve been using it almost exclusively for about 8 years and I haven’t had a handle failure that I can recall since I started using it.

They also have a good selection of K & S Metals brass pin stock in the smaller sizes. I was also surprised to find small brass tubing. They had 3/64” and 1/16” brass tubing. This is useful when replacing some of the clevis or bail on some of the older scout type knives that used a brass tube to hold the clevis on and then a small nickel silver pin that went through the tube and had a head spun on the end of the nickel silver pin.

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I have no connection with, or stock in Hobby Lobby.
I just found they had a great selection of things that can be difficult to find when doing knife repairs.
If you’re having difficulty finding brass pins and brass tubing and have a Hobby Lobby near you, you might check it out.

Sadly however, I did not find any nickel silver pin stock at all.
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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:34 pm

My local Hobby Lobby also had .025" thick brass 1 1/2" wide in case you need to make a replacement liner or center divider. No nickel silver at my local either. I will have to try their epoxy, have been using Loctite 5 minute with mixed results. I have no connection with or stock in Hobby Lobby either.
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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby Jeffinn » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:35 pm

Grainger.com has some of the standard sizes in 3 foot lengths. I have a Grainger facility a few miles from my home so I can order it one day, have it the next and avoid the shipping charges. I just picked up a few packs today.
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Re: Where to Buy Pin-Stock for Knife Repairs

Postby orvet » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:28 pm

We have a local Ace Hardware that stocks 3 foot lengths of brass also. That is the cheapest I have found.
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