Alternatives to McMaster in Pacific Northwest?

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wood7588

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I was wondering if anyone could suggest an industrial supply house much like McMaster Carr in the Portland Oregon or Pacific Northwest region. I loved McMaster when I was living in Phoenix Az. If I ordered by 2 pm I would have my package by 11 am the next day. :rockin:It was great. Now that I live in Portland I am lucky if I get my stuff in a week. :mad:Its a real drag. Any locals know of some good places that I am missing out on?
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Yeah, granger has a lot of stuff, and has a big warehouse in portland.


I am suprised you have trouble getting mcmaster stuff quickly, though. I havent ordered from them in a couple months, but I used to be able to put in orders at 5pm and have them delivered the next morning, in portland.
 

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same here - I am in Portland and get McMaster stuff VERY quick. Come to think of it, I get buyfittingsonline stuff super quick, too.

off topic a bit - but are any of you Portland folk hooked up with the local brew clubs?
 

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i order parts for work from mcmasters just for the cost. I needed a weird nut and fastenal was 3 times more expensive than mcmasters.
 

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F.H.Steinbart isn't a general industrial supplier, but they are a major player in the supplying the Portland microbrew scene. They have an excellent seclection for homebrewers as well. The Oregon Brew Crew meets there most months.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have ordered from McMaster 3 times in the last 4 or 5 months since I moved here. The first two times my package by regular ground got here in 7 days, this time it looks more like 5. Maybe i was just spoiled by the speed I was getting in Phoenix. I agree with fastenal being more expensive than Mcmaster but I also have not had much luck with their customer service either. Last week I went into one of their actual stores to get some lock wire. The guy behind the counter looked at me like I had asked him to turn water into wine or something. He could not even find anything in his order catalog. I dont know maybe he was new or something.

Cont. a bit off topic - like kcinpdx I would like to know about the local brew clubs. Any suggestions?
 

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OT - This PDX Brewers Club - Frontpage was recommended to me. I am not much of a club joiner kind of guy but eventually I hope to check it out.

UPS should be delivering from McMaster to my Portland zip in 3 days. With 7 day delivery you must be adding in the weekend and the UPS guy goofing off for a day or two. LOL
 
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Thanks for the link Samc.
Maybe my UPS guy is goofing off.:) I will give you that one order was during the big dec ice storm up here when everything shut down but the other two didnt include the weekend.
 
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