Where to buy stuff?

NOTES: Check with the Engineering Lab Supervisor, 2-5767, in OSS LL17B to discuss ordering procedures and reimbursement. BEFORE heading out to buy your parts, get a UST TAX-EXEMPT form from him!

 Local   Web   Company   Address  Comments

 ELECTRONICS
 

 

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  ABC Electronics
(612) 332-2378
315 7th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Electrical components, heat sinks, motors, IC's, SCR's, power transistors, etc.

 

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  AEI Electronic Parts
(763) 543-2585
6020 Hwy 55
Golden Valley, MN
Direct competitor to ABC Electronics, almost the same stock. Has a nice section on audio speaker components. IC's, SCR's, power transistors, etc.

 

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  Dexis
(952) 944-7670
9749 Hamilton Rd
Eden Prairie, MN
Computer salvage including drives, cabinets, special purpose electronics.
  Link Digi-Key
(800) 344-4539
701 Brooks Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Electrical components.
X Link Hub Hobby
(612) 866-9575
Richfield and
Little Canada
Radio Controls, etc.
  Link Omega Engineering
(800) 872-9436
One Omega Drive
Stamford, CT 06907
Thermocouple wire and other temperature measuring devices. Their catalog is a good reference book with tables and conversion factors.

 

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Link Radio Shack
(651) 646-2791
(651) 696-0299
1538 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55014
OR
2026 Ford Pkwy
St. Paul, MN
Electrical components.

 HARDWARE
 

 

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  Amble's Surplus Hardware
(612) 332-0300
2109 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Aluminum, brass, steel, nuts and bolts by the pound. Gears, chain, motors. Nothing priced—ask before purchasing.

 

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Link Gopher Bearing
(651) 645-5871
2490 Territorial Rd
St. Paul, MN 55114
Stock bearings of almost any kind.

 

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Link Grainger 115 State St
St. Paul, MN 55107
Fans, motors, replacement parts for lots of stuff. (May need account # from the Engr Lab Tech.)

 

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  Ace Hardware
(651) 224-9716
1676 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Great general purpose hardware store. Close to UST.

 

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Link Home Depot 15 stores in Metro: Mpls, Bloomington, Maplewood, etc. Chain store.
  Link McMaster-Carr
(630) 833-0300
Box 4355
Chicago, IL 60680
If nobody else has what you are looking for, check this catalog. Delivery in two days.

 

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Link Menards 15 stores in Metro: St. Paul (Prior at University Avenue), Maplewood, Richfield, etc.) Chain store. Branch near UST.

 

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Link FleetFarm 3 stores in Metro: Lakeville, Oakdale, Brooklyn Park Good source for bearings, hoses, jacks, and cheap nuts and bolts, in grades 3, 5, and 8.
  Link MSC Industrial Supply
(800) 645-7270
151 Sunnyside Blvd.
Plainview, NY 11803
Machine tools and supplies. Drill bits, end mills, hand tools.

 

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Link Northern Tool Internet plus half a dozen local stores. Standard place for mini-baja parts, engines, pumps, go cart parts, etc.
  Link Thomas Register   On-line resource for products and services.

 METAL STOCK
 

 

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Link  Discount Steel
(612) 522-5956
216 27th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Steel and aluminum stock. Also sheet goods.

 

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Link Garelick Steel
(651) 451-1661
1900 North 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN
(I-94 to Broadway exit)
10' pre-cut lengths of steel. Also sheet stock in aluminum, stainless, galvanized, and expanded as well as the same material in angles, rod, square bar, and round stock. No hassle for small orders.

 

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Link Midwest Steel
(612) 333-6868
1328 N. 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Aluminum, steel stock and sheet goods.

 MISCELLANEOUS
 

 

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Link Ax-Man Surplus
(651) 646-8653
1639 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104 plus locations in Fridley and St. Louis Park
Fans, motors, springs, nuts and bolts. Unusual. Worth the trip to just look around!

 

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  PPL Shop
(612) 789-3322
850 15th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Tables, chairs, lights, storage cabinets. Resale shop. Worth a visit.

 PLASTICS
 
    Cadillac Plastic
(800) 333-0534
25900 Telegraph Rd
Southfield, MI 48034
World's leading distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod, tube and film.