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Looking for "letter stamps"


#1

I’m trying to find a supplier for tempered steel alphabet stamps
and numeral stamps. Rio Grand and some other suppliers have
small ones but I need 1/4" or 3/8". I tried to buy them from a
company called “Grainger” but they are tool wholesalers and will
not sell to me. That’s too bad because they have the exact thing
that I am looking for. Can anyone help me with an alternative
supplier?

Thanks,

Dennis


#2

I’m trying to find a supplier for tempered steel alphabet stamps
and numeral stamps. Rio Grand and some other suppliers have
small ones but I need 1/4" or 3/8". I tried to buy them from a
company called “Grainger” but they are tool wholesalers and will
not sell to me. That’s too bad because they have the exact thing
that I am looking for. Can anyone help me with an alternative
supplier?

Thanks,

Dennis


#3

Dennis, I got a set of 1/4" letter and number stamps from Harbor
Freight. I can’t remember if they had larger ones or not. (They
were even on sale for about $6.)

Rene Roberts


#4

Hi Dennis, I just got a new Enco catalog the other day - they
have a set of 1/4" steel letter and number stamps for $40.99
(Item # E505-1436). Their website is: http://www.use-enco.com

Hope this helps,
Janis


#5

Ace or TrueValue hardware should be able to order these in.
this is a standard tool item, check anyplace that sells
automotive tools. I mention the first two because there is at
least one in almost any small town. NAPA would also be good.


#6

Hello there Paula&Dennis, my name is James Vogel and if you let
me know exactly what you want I could order for you. Just give me
an idea and I will find out a price with shipping and all.The
only drawback would be that they would ship to my company and
then I would have to ship them to you. So it would be a little
extra for shipping, but let me know.

Jim


#7

I buy from Grainger all the time. Just tell them you are buying
the stuff for your company, and it’s no problem. Of course, you
should have a company. I’m just a hobbyist, but I have a resale
licence because I do sell my stuff. That’s good enough for
Grainger. If you don’t have a resale licence, it is worth your
time to get one, as it opens so many wholesale doors to you.


#8

You can get the larger sizes of letter and number stamps from
Production Tool Supply as well any other tool & die shop type
tool supplier.

They carry reverse and regular stamps. Production Tool Supply
Company 32011 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 585-4400 (248) 585-7765 (fax) (800) 366-3600 I believe
I’ve seen these stamps in Harbor Freight’s catalog. They have a
website at www.harborfreight.com, but I don’t know how complete
the online catalog is.

Dick


#9

Most cities have one or more industrial supply companies,
including Grainger. There is no reason why Grainger, or any of
the others should not sell to you; I have purchased goods and
tools from many of them over the years.

Failing that, give MSC a call at 1-800-645-7270. MSC is a mail
order company that covers the entire country. In the 1997-98
catalog, on page 1606, I find letter and number sets. There are
quite a number of them, so let me pass on the from
their catalog regarding a 1/4" set of numbers and letters, part
number 00201566, net price $48.56, plus shipping. Usually they
ship via FedEx, and delivery is overnight.

From personal experience, I am sure they will discuss your need
and advise you accordingly. Many cities have a local sales
representative who can possibly allow you to look over at his
catalogs. Good luck!

No, I have no relationship with MSC other than that of a
satisfied customer.


#10

I’ve ordered both the Rio Grande letter stamps (3/16, $40) and
the economy stamps (3/16 and 1/4; $4-$8) from Harbor Freight. The
Rio Grande (and others who sell letter stamps for ~$40/set)
stamps have “crisper” letters that are slightly bigger than
Harbor Freight’s. I use both sets, depending upon the
application. (NOTE: check the stamps to make sure you have the
complete alphabet! From Rio, I got 2 B’s and no A. From Harbor
Freight - 2 Q’s and no G - go figure! - Lori Bugaj