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Website gets down to nuts and bolts.

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IT'S TRUE! THERE IT IS!

KEEP YOUR COMMON HARDWARE BINS WELL-STOCKED.

EXTRA NUTS, BOLTS AND WASHERS COME IN HANDY FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS, SUCH AS REPAIRING A CAGE, BUILDING A WORKBENCH OR ADDING SHELVES IN A TOOL ROOM.

DUDE!

LOOK, TOTO... WE'RE HOME. IT WAS A DUSTY JOURNEY. I'LL WANT TO CLEAN UP FIRST!

THAT'LL BE EASY! YOU'RE A WASHER!

SHOULD WE BOLT?

YOU CAN, I'M A NUT!

HERE COME THE REINFORCEMENTS.

One recommended website for viewing benchstock in the Army inventory is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia's (DSCP) Aviation Supply Chain Partner Site:

http://www.dscp.dla.mil/aviation/customermenu.htm

Don't let the name fool you. This website's not just for aviation. It lists common hardware for all usage. Here you'll find points of contact for a variety of fasteners. Two links on the page are particularly helpful:

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Fastener Catalogs and Assortments

This link takes you to an online fastener catalog of bolts, cap screws and machine screws, along with their composition, diameters, lengths, NIINs, NSNs or part numbers. It also leads to catalogs of self-locking nuts, .at washers and lock washers. There's even a link to assortments of screws, bolts, nuts, washers and threaded rods--each with its own NSN. For example, NSN 5305-01-195-5479 brings you an assortment of hexagon head cap screws, grade 5, in 1/4-in through 1/2-in diameters--a total of 1,470 pieces in all. Another NSN brings you a different assortment of hardware.

DSCP Inventory Locator Network (DILNet)

Updated each day, the DILNet lists the hardware inventory available to DSCP from participating vendors. The customer can search the inventory by NSN or part number, contact the item manager and submit a MILSTRIP requisition. Hardware is shipped directly from the vendor, with shipping time averaging just eight days.

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